New England Patriots top 5 offensive linemen in franchise history

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New England Patriots all-time offensive lineman: No. 5 – Jon Morris

A guy who would likely earn a spot on any football historian’s list would probably have to include Jon Morris, the best center in New England Patriots franchise history.

Morris, from Holy Cross College was a fourth-round draft pick in 1964, and has the honor of being selected as the first Patriots who was a Pro Bowler.

Here’s what the Patriots Hall of Fame says about its member, Jon Morris,

"Jon Morris played 11 seasons for the Patriots, appearing in 130 games from 1964-74. He earned seven consecutive All-Star appearances with six AFL-All Star games (1964 through 1969) and was an AFC Pro Bowl center in 1970. His seven league All-Star selections rank second in Patriots history…"

Morris was a top center in the league along with stalwarts like Oakland’s legendary Jim Otto who helped the fledgling AFL to compete with and then ultimately merge with the NFL.

Jon Morris has to rate in the top five of any New England Patriots list of their best offensive linemen of all time.