FOXBOROUGH, Mass – Former Patriots CB Ty Law was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame last month, and his Pro Football Hall of Fame bust is currently on display at the Patriots Hall of Fame Presented by Raytheon. Patrons of the hall of fame can visit the bust through Sunday, Sept. 22, when Law will be honored at halftime of the Patriots vs. N.Y. Jets game at Gillette Stadium.
Law, who played 10 of his 15 seasons with the Patriots, became the fifth Patriots Hall of Famer to earn induction to the Hall of Fame. Guard John Hannah was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1991 and linebacker Andre Tippett was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2008. Both were career Patriots. Cornerback Mike Haynes and linebacker Nick Buoniconti are the other Patriots Hall of Famers also enshrined in Canton.
Law spent 10 seasons with the Patriots (1995-2004) after joining the team as a first-round (23rd overall) draft pick out of Michigan in 1995. Law was a three-time Super Bowl Champion (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX), a four-time Pro Bowl player (1998, 2001, 2002 and 2003) and a two-time All-Pro (1998, 2003) during his tenure with the Patriots. Law tied Raymond Clayborn’s career franchise record with 36 interceptions and his six interceptions returned for touchdowns are also a franchise best.
Law was a playmaker who played some of his best games in the postseason. He helped lead the Patriots to their first Super Bowl title in 2001 when he intercepted a Kurt Warner pass against the Rams and returned it 47 yards for a touchdown for the first points of Super Bowl XXXVI. In the 2003 AFC Championship Game, Law intercepted three Peyton Manning passes while leading the Patriots to a 24-14 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Law was part of a record-breaking Patriots defense in 2003 that led the NFL in five key categories: opponents points per game (14.9), interceptions (29), fewest touchdown receptions allowed (11), opponent’s passer rating (56.2) and pass deflections (121) as the team captured its second Super Bowl title in three seasons with a win over the Carolina Panthers.
Please note that The Patriots Hall of Fame’s public hours on Sept. 22 are 4-7 p.m.