The New England Patriots have announced the three Finalists for their Hall of Fame and all three of them were members of the organization’s first three Super Bowls.
Matt Light is a first time nominee. The former Left Tackle played 153 Games in the NFL and started all of them in a career that was spent only in New England (2001-11). The former Purdue Boilermaker was a second round pick and was chosen for three Pro Bowls.
Richard Seymour is being nominated for the second time. Seymour played for New England from 2001 to 2008 and as a Patriot he was named to five straight Pro Bowls (2002-06) and three straight First Team All Pro squads (2003-05).
Mike Vrabel is a nominee for the third time. Vrabel played 125 (starting 110) for the Pats at Linebacker and was a Pro Bowl and First Team All Pro in 2007.
You can vote on who you think should be in the Hall at patriots.com/2018hof
Whoever is selected will be the 27th person selected for the New England Patriots Hall of Fame.
One of our favorite franchise Halls of Fame has announced their latest inductee.
Former Offensive Tackle, Matt Light has been chosen via a fan vote to be the 27th member of the New England Patriots Hall of Fame.
Light was drafted in the Second Round in 2001 out of Purdue and he would quickly take over the starting Left Tackle role for the Pats. Light would play 155 Games for New England and started in 153 of them. Three times (2006, 2007 & 2010) Light was named to the Pro Bowl and he was chosen as a First Team All Pro in 2007.
He becomes the fourth player after Kevin Faulk, Troy Brown and Tedy Bruschi to enter the Patriots Hall of Fame with three Super Bowl Rings.
Light’s induction ceremony will be held on September 29th at the NRG Plaza.
We here would like to congratulate Matt Light on receiving this prestigious honor.
One of our favorite franchise Halls of Fame belongs to the New England Patriots, who not only have had a better past 20 years than any other NFL franchise but also celebrates their history better than most teams regardless of the sport. That institution has announced that former Offensive Lineman Leon Gray has been chosen for the New England Patriots Hall of Fame via their Senior Committee.
Drafted in the 3rd Round in 1973 by Miami, the Dolphins did not see much in their selection from Jackson State and he would be cut. The Patriots disagreed with that assessment and he was signed where he would become the team’s starting Left Guard. Gray moved to Left Tackle the following season, which was a perfect fit for his skills. He would be named to the Pro Bowl in 1976 and 1978 with the latter seeing him earn First Team All-Pro honors. He would surprisingly be traded to the Houston Oilers the following season where he would go to three more Pro Bowls.
Gray will be inducted along with one more former player, which will be revealed next week.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Leon Gray for earning this prestigious honor.
The New England Patriots Hall of Fame has announced their three Finalists for their institution.
Richard Seymour: Seymour played with the Patriots from 2001 to 2008 and he helped New England reach five Super Bowls and win three of them. From 2002 to 2006 he was chosen for the Pro Bowl and he was a First Team All-Pro three times (2003, 2004 & 2005) and he would record 39.0 Sacks for the Pats.
Mike Vrabel: Like Seymour, Vrabel would help New England win three Super Bowls but he arrived via free agency after four seasons where he was mostly used on Special Teams as a Pittsburgh Steeler. With the Patriots he primarily played Linebacker where he was a Pro Bowl and First Team All-Pro in 2007. He would have 48.0 Quarterback Sacks for New England.
Rodney Harrison: Harrison arrived to New England from the San Diego Chargers and the Defensive Back would help the Patriots win the Super Bowl in back-to-back years in the 2003 and 2004 seasons. Harrison was a First Team All-Pro in 2003 and he had eight Interceptions and nine Sacks as a Patriot.
This looks like it will be a tough choice, doesn’t it?
Fans can vote online through May 3 here.
Leon Gray has already been chosen by the Senior Committee of the New England Patriots Hall of Fame.
Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players and executive. As such it is news to us that the New England Patriots have announced that Rodney Harrison will be the new inductee to their franchise Hall of Fame.
Harrison was a San Diego Charger for the first nine years of his career and he would sign with New England before the 2003 season. The Defensive Back would help the Patriots win two Super Bowls (XXXVIII & XXXIX) and he was a First Team All-Pro in 2003. Overall, he would play 63 Games for the Pats and secured 8 Interceptions with 441 Tackles.
The induction of Rodney Harrison makes this the 29thmember of the Patriots Hall of Fame, which at Notinhalloffame.com we consider to be one of the best franchise Hall of Fames of the big four of North American sports. Harrison beat out Richard Seymour and Mike Vrabel who were the other two finalists.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Rodney Harrison for earning this very prestigious honor.