FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon continues to preserve history as it's made by displaying artifacts from milestones and record-setting performances that occur throughout the 2014 season.
The latest additions to The Hall's exhibit come straight from Indianapolis, Ind., where Patriots running back Jonas Gray turned in a record-setting performance en route to the Patriots' 42-20 victory over the Colts on NBC's "Sunday Night Football." Gray finished the game with 201 rushing yards and scored a team-record four rushing touchdowns with one touchdown in each quarter.
Gray had 100 yards in the first half and 101 yards in the second half to become the first Patriots player to have 100 yards rushing in each half. He also became the third Patriots player to rush for 200 yards in a game and the first NFL player to score his first four career rushing touchdowns in one game since Herb Henderson of the Evansville Crimson Giants in 1921. Gray's performance earned him the NFL's AFC Offensive Player of the Week award for Week 11. Fans visiting The Hall can now see Gray's game-worn jersey and the ball he carried into the end zone for his record-setting fourth touchdown.
Other artifacts from the 2014 season on display:
- The jersey worn by Tom Brady when he eclipsed 50,000 career passing yards on Oct. 5 against the Bengals in Week 5, along with the ball he threw to accomplish the feat.
- The gloves worn by defensive lineman Chris Jones and the ball he blocked during a game-winning field goal attempt to preserve a Patriots' 27-25 victory over the New York Jets in Week 7 on "Thursday Night Football."
- The gloves and jersey worn by Rob Gronkowski when he caught his 50th career touchdown pass in his 59th career game on Nov. 2 against the Broncos. Gronkowski became the second-fastest player (tied with Randy Moss) to reach the 50-touchdown reception plateau. Gronkowski wore the same jersey on Oct. 26, when he teamed with Brady to set a franchise record for most touchdown connections between a quarterback and receiver of any position. The tandem entered the game having connected for 45 career touchdowns (tied with Drew Bledsoe and Ben Coates for most in franchise history), but Gronkowski's three touchdown receptions against the Bears established a new team record.
- The headset worn by head coach Bill Belichick during his 200th career regular-season win against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2. Belichick enters Week 12 fifth all-time in NFL history with 207 career regular-season wins.
Additionally, fans can also visit The Hall's featured exhibit, "New England Faithful: 20 Seasons with the Krafts," which looks back at the Kraft family's first 20 years of ownership and highlights the team's and the owner's many accomplishments over two decades. The exhibit touches on Robert Kraft's purchase of the team and its rise to prominence in the NFL.
The Hall is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Check www.thehallatpatriotplace.com for schedule changes and closings. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and active military with ID and $5 for children ages 5 to 12.
ABOUT THE HALL AT PATRIOT PLACE PRESENTED BY RAYTHEON
The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon is the crown jewel of Patriot Place and the only sports and education experience of its kind. Through a dazzling array of interactive multimedia exhibits and artifacts never before viewable by the public, The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon showcases the tradition of the New England Patriots, explores the history of football in New England, and promotes math and science education for the thousands of schoolchildren expected to visit each year. For more information, please visit www.thehallatpatriotplace.com.