Ty Law has earned his place among New England Patriots greats.
Fans voted the former cornerback as the 22nd inductee into the Patriots Hall of Fame on Monday. Law will be inducted Friday, Aug. 1, at 7:30 p.m., outside The Hall at Patriot Place before the team’s annual in-stadium night practice. The induction ceremony is free, and the public is welcome to attend.
Law also will be honored during halftime of the Patriots’ Thursday night game against the New York Jets on Oct. 16.
Law was the Patriots’ first-round pick (23rd overall) in the 1995 NFL draft. He spent 10 seasons with New England, winning three Super Bowls.
“Ty Law was one of the greatest players in franchise history and one of the premier corners in the NFL during his Patriots career,” Patriots owner Robert Kraft said in a statement released by the team. “The fans have helped validate that with this year’s Hall of Fame selection. We have had an incredible run of success, and the building blocks started with players like Ty. He was an important part of three Super Bowl championship teams. It will be an honor to bring Ty back to celebrate his career as he takes his rightful place in our team’s Hall of Fame. I am sure he will deliver another memorable moment during his Hall of Fame ceremony, too.”
Law joins linebacker Tedy Bruschi, wide receiver Troy Brown and quarterback Drew Bledsoe as the only players selected by fans to enter the Hall in their first year of eligibility. Law beat out former coach Bill Parcells and cornerback Raymond Clayborn in the fan vote to make it.
Law was named to four Pro Bowls during his time with the Patriots, and he also was a two-time All-Pro. He’s a member of the Patriots All-1990s and All-2000s teams, as well as the 50th Anniversary Team.