Patriots Announce New Member to Teams Hall of Fame

Derek Havens
May 16, 2011 at 03:25pm ET

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Every year the New England Patriots induct a new member to the teams Hall of Fame. This year, the team has selected QuarterBack Drew Bledsoe for the annual honor. Bledsoe, who played for the team from 1993, was the first overall pick and was the face of the team for over eight years.

Bledsoe becomes the 17th player and 18th member of the teams Hall of Fame. He joins legendary Patriots players such as John Hannah, Ben Coates, Steve Grogan, and Jim Nance.

Bledsoe received a phone call this morning my Patriots owner Robert Kraft to inform him he had been selected. The patriots Hall of Fame is voted on by the fans.

During his Patriots career, he broke the teams career passing records for attempts (4,518), completions (2,544) and yards (29,657). Bledsoe is also the only quarterback in NFL history with four seasons of at least 600 pass attempts; including three straight from 1994-96 with the Patriots.

Bledsoe was always a fan favorite and for me, I idolized him growing up. After a bitter end to the Bledsoe era in New England, this certainly is a great chapter to add to his time with the organization. Bledsoe will speak with the media at 4 p.m on his Hall of fame election.

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