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Nick Buoniconti

Nick Buoniconti played linebacker for the Patriots from 1962-68 and was voted an American Football League All-Star five times, including 1966 when he was the top vote getter. The Springfield, MA native took night classes during the season at Suffolk University and received his law degree in 1968. In 1970, Buoniconti was named to the All-AFL team, commemorating the best players in that league’s history. Hall of Fame quarterback Len Dawson said of Buoniconti, "if you are lucky enough to knock him down, you have to lay on him or he'll get right back into the play." In 1992, Buoniconti was inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame and in 2001. He was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.