Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft on Andre Tippett's selection for enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
"I couldn't be happier for Andre and his family. He was a dominant defender who wreaked havoc on opposing offenses throughout his Patriots career. I was a huge fan of his during his playing career for his work on the field and have become an even bigger fan of his since his retirement for his work off of it. I think all of New England was rooting for Andre when we left Boston earlier this week, knowing that it could be a very special week for a very special person. Today's selection for enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame validates what New England Patriots fans have known for a long time -- that Andre Tippett was quite simply one of the greatest players in NFL history."