Longtime New England Patriots great Ty Law is set to be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame on Friday, August 1. Law was the main man in the defensive backfield for years, striking fear in the hearts of opposing quarterbacks, while helping lead the hometown squad to three Super Bowl championships.
Law, who’s now 40, rocked the Flying Elvis from 1995 through New England’s last title in 2004. He was named to the Pro Bowl five times and totaled 53 interceptions over the course of his 15 year career. Law ranks 22nd all-time in interceptions.
The playmaking ball-hawker returned six interceptions for touchdowns, setting a Patriots franchise record in doing so. New England drafted Law out of the University of Michigan with the 23rd overall pick in 1995.
He become the first Patriots player to lead the NFL in interceptions in 1998 with nine.
The fans voted Law to become the 22nd player to be inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame. Fellow corner Raymond Clayborn, who played from 1977-1989 and former head coach Bill Parcells were on the ballot opposing Law for the 2014 inductee vote.
Law’s induction ceremony will take place at Patriots Place. The event is free of charge and open to the public. It’s slated to start at 4:30 p.m., just before the team takes the field inside Gillette for their annual season ticket holder practice.
Darrelle Revis is set to take over for Law as he will be wearing his #24 jersey this season.