Pro Football Hall of Fame and Patriots Hall of Fame cornerback Michael Haynes has entered another Hall, as he and 15 others were named to the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana Wednesday.
Haynes, who played for the Patriots from 1976-82, was honored for his career at Arizona State. Haynes played for the Sun Devils from 1972-75 and helped them go 40-8 during the stretch. Haynes led his team to three Fiesta Bowl appearances, and Arizona State was undefeated during his senior season. In 1974, the cornerback led the nation with 11 interceptions.
Haynes was inducted to the Patriots Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1997. A member of the NFL's 75th Anniversary Team, Haynes went to the Pro Bowl six times in seven seasons with the Patriots before going to the Raiders.
He is the second all-time leading punt returner in Patriots history with 111 for 1,159 yards, good for a 10.4 average. Haynes was the first Patriot to return a punt for a touchdown when he did so against Buffalo in 1976, and he set seven punt return records during his rookie season. Haynes is also fifth on New England's interception list with 28.
Among the others to be inducted with Haynes are former Denver Broncos and Stanford quarterback John Elway and Southern California running back Marcus Allen, who was a teammate of Haynes' with the Raiders.