Andre Tippett was one of the greatest linebackers in NFL history, spending his entire 12-year career with the Patriots. A strong-side linebacker who excelled at the pass rush, Tippett set the record for most sacks over a two-year period with 35 in the 1984 and 1985 seasons. In 1985, he was named the Defensive Player of the Year for the AFC Champion Patriots. He is still the only Patriot in team history to accumulate 100 sacks for his career. Since his retirement, Tippett has worked for the Patriots and currently serves as the team’s Executive Director of Community Affairs. Tippett was voted into the Patriots Hall of Fame in 1999 and enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2008.