Death of Bryan Pata 14 years ago still unsolved, one of Miami Hurricanes' saddest moments

Jonathan Tully
Palm Beach Post

On Nov. 7, 2006, as the Miami Hurricanes were preparing to play the Maryland Terrapins a few days later and break a two-game losing streak, one of the program's most tragic moments happened that night.

Bryan Pata, a charismatic senior defensive lineman and one of the team's leaders, was shot and killed in the parking lot of a Kendall apartment complex where he lived, 4 miles from campus. He was 22 years old.

From 2016:Remembering Bryan Pata: Miami Hurricane’s death still unsolved after 10 years

After 14 years, Pata's murder remains unsolved. It was recently the subject of an ESPN investigation and was featured on the ESPN Daily podcast. In both, Bryan's family expressed frustration and sadness in little movement in the case, the writers of the investigation calling the anniversary of his death a "grim holiday" for them.