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Tippett to be inducted

Former New England linebacker Andre Tippett will be inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame. The team will announce the induction during a press conference this Friday.

Tippett, who holds the team record with 100 sacks, will be honored during a pre-game ceremony before Monday night's game against the New York Jets. This weekend is Alumni Weekend for the organization, and several former New England players will be on hand to see Tippett be honored.

Tippett played 12 seasons for the Patriots, and tied cornerback Michael Haynes' team record for a defensive player by going to five consecutive Pro Bowls. He was a second round draft pick in 1982, and in 1984 he set a franchise record with 18.5 sacks.

Tippett will be the 10th player inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame. He joins John Hannah, Michael Haynes, Nick Buoniconti, Gino Cappelletti, Bob Dee, Steve Grogan, Jim Lee Hunt, Steve Nelson, and Vito "Babe" Parilli as members of the select group.

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