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Mike Haynes

Mike Haynes played for the Patriots from 1976-82 and was one of two Patriots selected to the NFL's 75th Anniversary team. A cornerback known for tenacious man-to-man coverage, Haynes was named to six Pro Bowls in his seven years with the Patriots. A superlative punt return specialist, Haynes was the first Patriot to return a punt for a touchdown. His rookie season in 1976 was one of the best in team history, intercepting 8 passes and returning two punts for touchdowns. Haynes was elected to the Patriots Hall of Fame in 1994 and inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1997. He was also inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame for his career at Arizona State University in 2001.