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Patriots 50th Anniversary and All-Decade Teams

On March 30, 2009, this year's Hall of Fame nomination committee gathered at The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon for their annual meeting to nominate three finalists for the Patriots Hall of Fame. In addition, the committee of media, alumni and staff were charged with selecting four all-decade teams as well as a 50th Anniversary Team. Players were discussed and debated. A closed ballot vote determined each of the five teams. The 50th Anniversary Team and each of the all-decade teams are listed below.

The Patriots 50th Anniversary Team will be honored during a halftime ceremony at the 2009 regular season opener against the Buffalo Bills on Monday Night Football. Fans will find a complimentary poster included in every 2009 Yearbook, which are available at the Patriots Pro Shop beginning Sunday, Aug. 2.

50th Anniversary Team


OFFENSE:

         OT Bruce Armstrong  
         OT Matt Light  
         G John Hannah  
         G Logan Mankins  
         C Jon Morris  
         TE Ben Coates  
         WR Stanley Morgan  
         WR Troy Brown  
         WR Irving Fryar  
         QB Tom Brady  
         RB Jim Nance  
         RB Sam Cunningham</td>
         <td valign="top"><u>**DEFENSE:**</u>  
         DE Julius Adams  
         DE Richard Seymour  
         DT Houston Antwine  
         DT Vince Wilfork  
         OLB Andre Tippett  
         OLB Mike Vrabel  
         ILB Steve Nelson  
         ILB Nick Buoniconti  
         CB Mike Haynes  
         CB Ty Law  
         S Fred Marion  
         S Rodney Harrison</td>
         <td valign="top"><u>**SPECIALISTS:**</u>  
         K Adam Vinatieri  
         P Rich Camarillo  
         SPT Mosi Tatupu  
         KR/PR Kevin Faulk

*OFFENSIVE CAPTAIN: *WR/K Gino Cappelletti

DEFENSIVE CAPTAIN:
LB Tedy Bruschi

HEAD COACH:
Bill Belichick

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** All-Decade Teams


1960's

         OT Charlie Long  
         OT Tom Neville  
         G Billy Neighbors  
         G Lennie St. Jean  
         C Jon Morris  
         TE Jim Whalen  
         WR Jim Colclough  
         WR Art Graham  
         QB Vito "Babe" Parilli  
         RB Larry Garron  
         RB Jim Nance  
         DE Bob Dee  
         DE Larry Eisenhauer  
         DT Houston Antwine  
         DT Jim Lee Hunt  
         OLB Tom Addison  
         OLB Ed Philpott  
         MLB Nick Buoniconti  
         CB Chuck Shonta  
         CB Daryl Johnson  
         S Don Webb  
         S Ron Hall  
         K Gino Cappelletti  
         P Tom Yewcic  
         Ret Larry Garron  
         SpT Don Webb  
         HC Mike Holovak</td>
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1970's

         OT Leon Gray  
         OT Tom Neville  
         G John Hannah  
         G Sam Adams  
         C Bill Lenkaitis  
         TE Russ Francis  
         WR Stanley Morgan  
         WR Randy Vataha  
         QB Steve Grogan  
         RB Sam Cunningham  
         RB Andy Johnson  
         DE Julius Adams  
         DE Tony McGee  
         NT Ray Hamilton  
         OLB Steve Zabel  
         OLB Steve King  
         ILB Steve Nelson  
         ILB Sam Hunt  
         CB Raymond Clayborn  
         CB Mike Haynes  
         S Tim Fox  
         S Prentice McCray  
         K John Smith  
         P Mike Patrick  
         Ret Mack Herron  
         SpT Mosi Tatupu  
         HC Chuck Fairbanks</td>
         <td valign="top">

1980's

         OT Bruce Armstrong  
         OT Brian Holloway  
         G John Hannah  
         G Ron Wooten  
         C Pete Brock  
         TE Lin Dawson  
         WR Irving Fryar  
         WR Stanley Morgan  
         QB Steve Grogan  
         RB Tony Collins  
         RB Craig James  
         DE Julius Adams  
         DE Garin Veris  
         NT Richard Bishop  
         OLB Andre Tippett  
         OLB Don Blackmon  
         ILB Steve Nelson  
         ILB Johnny Rembert  
         CB Raymond Clayborn  
         CB Ronnie Lippett  
         S Roland James  
         S Fred Marion  
         K Tony Franklin  
         P Rich Camarillo  
         Ret Irving Fryar  
         SpT Mosi Tatupu  
         HC Raymond Berry</td>
         <td valign="top"><u>**1990's**</u>   
         OT Bruce Armstrong  
         OT Pat Harlow  
         G Todd Rucci  
         G Max Lane  
         C Dave Wohlabaugh  
         TE Ben Coates  
         WR Terry Glenn  
         WR Shawn Jefferson  
         QB Drew Bledsoe  
         RB Curtis Martin  
         RB Leonard Russell  
         DE Willie McGinest  
         DE Brent Williams  
         NT Tim Goad   
         OLB Andre Tippett  
         OLB Chris Slade  
         ILB Vincent Brown  
         ILB Ted Johnson  
         CB Maurice Hurst  
         CB Ty Law  
         S Willie Clay  
         S Lawyer Milloy  
         K Adam Vinatieri  
         P Tom Tupa  
         Ret Dave Meggett  
         SpT Larry Whigham  
         HC Bill Parcells</td>
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* About the Patriots Hall of Fame nomination committee*
In 2007, the New England Patriots created a hall of fame nomination committee consisting of a panel of tenured media, alumni and staff to annually discuss candidates for consideration in the Patriots Hall of Fame. Each year, the committee gathers to discuss and debate each nominated former player and head coach. A vote determines the three finalists. Once the finalists are announced, fans have an opportunity to vote for the person they feel most deserving to be inducted into the team's hall of fame. The Patriots are the only team that includes their fans in the process of selecting their hall of famers.

Members of the Patriots Hall of Fame Committee.

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