[wysifield-embeddedaudio|eid="329366"|type="embeddedaudio"|view_mode="full"]The first Patriots draft choice under the ownership of the Kraft family has been elected by fans as the 24th member of the team's Hall of Fame. Former linebacker/defensive end Willie McGinest thanked fans, the Kraft family, the media who cover the team, and his former teammates and coaches for helping achieve this milestone.
"I'm honored to be the 24th inductee," McGinest told reporters on a conference call. "It's a humbling experience. I know I was one of a couple of really, really talented players that were also deserving. I'm just happy and blessed to be in this position."
McGinest beat out cornerback Raymond Clayborn and offensive tackle Leon Gray in voting that took place online earlier this spring.
Check out our favorite photos of former Patriots LB Willie McGinest (1994-2005), who was voted by the fans for 2015 induction to the Patriots Hall of Fame.