Over the weekend, former New England Patriots tight end Ben Coates celebrated his 51st birthday.
A fifth round draft pick of the Patriots in 1991, Coates spent nine seasons in Foxboro becoming one of the most productive at the position in franchise history, earning five Pro Bowl honors and earning spots on the franchises All-1990’s and 50th anniversary teams.
In his final NFL season, Coates won his only Super Bowl ring as a member of the Baltimore Ravens.
Coates retired from the NFL following the 2000 season with 499 receptions for 5,555 yards and 50 touchdowns and was named a Patriots Hall of Famer in 2008.
Take a look back at highlights from Coates’ career below.
Ben Coates turns 51 YO
Super Bowl winner – 1x
All-Pro – 2x
Pro Bowl – 5x
6th all-time in rec w/Pats – 490
3rd all-time in TD rec wPats – 50 pic.twitter.com/DLMfLHypGD
— Boston Sports Info (@bostonsportsinf) August 16, 2020
— The Hall presented by Raytheon Technologies (@TheHall) August 16, 2020
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