Former Patriots cornerback Ty Law heading to Football Hall of Fame


    The former New England Patriots corner back has been inducted in the Football Hall of Fame for 2019. (WJAR)

    Ty Law, former cornerback for the New England Patriots, has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

    Saturday night the selection committee announced the eight 2019 winners to be inducted which include Tony Gonzalez, Ed Reed, Champ Bailey and Kevin Mawae, among others.

    “Ty Law was one of the premier cornerbacks in the NFL during his 15-year career and remains one of the greatest players in our franchise’s storied history,” said Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft.

    “The committee has validated that by selecting Ty to join this year’s class in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. We have had an incredible run of success and the building blocks started with players like Ty. He was an integral part of three Super Bowl championship teams and we are honored to have another Patriot take his rightful place in Canton.”

    Law is the fifth Patriots player to be inducted in the Hall of Fame. Law played with the Patriots for a decade after joining the team in 1995 as a first-round draft pick.

    During his time with the Patriots, he was a three-time Super Bowl Champion, a two-time All-Pro as well as a four-time Pro Bowl player.

    Law had a record 36 interceptions and 583 interception-return yards, the most in team history. He also helped to lead the Patriots to their first Super Bowl title in 2001 by intercepting a pass from Kurt Warner of the Rams, returning it 47 yards for a touchdown.

    Law will be enshrined with rest of the 2019 Hall of Fame class at an induction ceremony in Canton, Ohio this summer.

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