Foxborough, Mass. - The 2008 New England Patriots season featured some unforgettable performances and milestones, and now artifacts from the season are preserved and on display at The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon.
The artifacts include:
- The jersey worn by quarterback Matt Cassel when he became the first Patriots signal caller and just the fifth player in NFL history to throw for 400 or more yards in back-to-back games (against the Jets on Nov. 13 and the Dolphins on Nov. 23) .
- Randy Moss' game-worn gloves from the Patriots' 47-7 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Dec. 21 during which Moss scored his 135th career touchdown on a 76-yard reception.
- A game-worn kicking shoe from first-time Pro Bowler and All-Pro Stephen Gostkowski, who set the franchise record for field goals made in a season with 36 and led the NFL in points with 148.
- NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Jerod Mayo's game-worn cleats. The rookie linebacker finished the year with 139 tackles, leading the Patriots and all NFL rookies in that category.
- First-time Pro Bowler Wes Welker's game-worn gloves from a season in which he finished second in the NFL with 111 receptions. His 2008 reception mark is the second-best in Patriots history, eclipsed only by his own 112 catches in 2007.
- The cleats worn by running backs Sammy Morris and LaMont Jordan when they combined for 214 rushing yards and two touchdowns on Dec. 14 in Oakland. The team total of 277 yards against Oakland was the best single-game rushing performance for the Patriots in 23 years, In 2008, the team turned in its best overall rushing season since 1985.
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 or 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.patriot-place.com/thehall.