Former Patriots great Ty Law elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Ryan Hannable
February 02, 2019 - 6:22 pm
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ATLANTA -- Super Bowl weekend is off to a good start for the Patriots.

On Saturday, cornerback Ty Law was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his second year as a finalist.

Law was selected by the Patriots in the first round of the 1995 draft and is one of the best corners ever to come through New England.

He was part of three Super Bowl-winning teams, but only played in two of the games. His best moment may have came in Super Bowl XXXVI when he intercepted a Kurt Warner pass and returned it 47 yards for a touchdown, which were the first points of the game for the Patriots. New England obviously went on to win the game, 20-17.

The cornerback had 53 career interceptions, including 36 in his 10 seasons with the Patriots. He was known for his physical play and ability to shut down the opponents best receiver.

Although Law got in, it wasn't all good news for the Patriots, as Richard Seymour did not got elected in his first year as a finalist.

Here's the complete 2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame class: Ed Reed, Champ Bailey, Gil Brandt, Kevin Mawae, Law, Johnny Robinson, Pat Bowlen and Tony Gonzalez.

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