Steve Grogan was a model of toughness and longevity, playing in 149 games over his 16-year playing career from 1975-1990. A strong rusher, Grogan rushed for an NFL record 12 touchdowns in 1976 and for 35 during his career. Grogan led the 1976 team to the AFC Championship game, a team many consider one of the best in team history. He also helped lead the Patriots to their first AFC Championship in 1985. Grogan ranks among the leaders in team history in nearly every passing category. Despite playing quarterback, he was still revered as one of the hardest hitters and toughest players in Patriots history. Grogan was inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame in 1995.