List of New England Patriots players

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This is a list of New England Patriots/Boston Patriots players who appeared on the active roster during the regular season. It does not include players who have only appeared on the roster during preseason. The history of New England Patriots began in 1960, with the formation of the American Football League. Then known as the Boston Patriots, the team's first draft pick was Ron Burton. They have had four members inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Nineteen players are members of the New England Patriots Hall of Fame, and seven of those have had their numbers retired.

Bob Yates played in 68 regular season games and 2 playoff games for the Boston Patriots over the 1960-65 seasons. He recovered a fumble on 10-09-64 and an onside kick by the Raiders on 10-16-64. He wore #61 in 1960 and #50 over the 1961-65 seasons. He kicked off in 55 games for the Boston Patriots as well.

Current roster[edit]

New England Patriots roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

Practice squad

Rookies in italics
Roster updated November 26, 2014
Depth ChartTransactions

53 Active, 8 Inactive, 10 Practice Squad

AFC rostersNFC rosters

Players by position[edit]

Player, All Star Game or Pro Bowl Award winner[1]r Member of the New England Patriots Hall of Fame Member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Offense[edit]

Quarterback[edit]

Former
Name Years played Awards and honors
Don Allard 1962
Michael Roddy 2000
Drew Bledsoe 1993–2001 Pro Bowl (1994, 1996, 1997, 2002)
2× All-Pro (1994, 1996)
Super Bowl champion (XXXVI)

New England Patriots Hall of Fame

Bob Bleier[2] 1987
Tom Brady 2000-2014 2× AP NFL MVP (2007, 2010)
9× Pro Bowl (2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
3× First-team All-Pro (2007, 2010, 2012)
Second-team All-Pro (2005)
3× Super Bowl champion (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX)
2× Super Bowl MVP (XXXVI, XXXVIII)
Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year (2005)
Sporting News Sportsman of the Year (2004, 2007)
AP Male Athlete of the Year (2007)
23× AFC Offensive Player of the Week (All-Time Record)
2× AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2007, 2010)
3× AFC Offensive Player of the Year (2007, 2010, 2011)
NFL Comeback Player of the Year (2009)
New England Patriots All-time leader (Passing touchdowns, Passing yards)
NFL 2000s All-Decade Team
Jeff Carlson 1992
Matt Cassel 2005–2008
Matt Cavanaugh 1979–1982
Jim "King" Corcoran 1968
Rohan Davey 2002–2004
Tom Dimitroff 1960
Brian Dowling 1972–1973
Tony Eason 1983–1989
Tom Flick 1982
Doug Flutie 1987–1989,
2005
John Friesz 1999–2000
Neil Graff 1974–1975
Tom Greene[3] 1960
Steve Grogan 1975–1990 Most seasons on the New England Patriots (16)
New England Patriots Hall of Fame
1994 Patriots 35th Anniversary Team
Matt Gutierrez 2007–2009
Kim Hammond 1969
Tom Hodson 1990–1992
Brian Hoyer 2009-2012
Damon Huard 2002–2003
John Huarte 1966–1967
Joe Kapp 1970
Mike Kerrigan 1983–1984
Kliff Kingsbury 2003
Ray Lucas 1996–1997
Hugh Millen 1991–1992
Jim Miller 2004
Kevin O'Connell 2008–2009
Tom Owen 1976,
1978-1979,
1981
Babe Parilli[4] 1961–1967 1963, 1964, 1966 American Football League All-Star games
1966 All Star Game MVP
1966 AFL Comeback Player of the Year
New England Patriots Hall of Fame
1971 Patriots 10th Anniversary Team
Jim Plunkett 1971–1975 1971 UPI Rookie of the Year
Tom Ramsey 1986–1988
Scott Secules 1993
Tom Sherman 1968–1969
Dick Shiner 1973–1974
Butch Songin 1960–1961
Mike Taliaferro 1968–1970
Vinny Testaverde 2006 2× Pro Bowl (1996, 1998)
All-Pro (1998)
Don Trull 1967–1969
Harvey White 1960
Todd Whitten[2] 1987
Eddie Wilson[5] 1965
Marc Wilson 1989–1990
Scott Zolak 1992–1998

Running back[edit]

Includes player listed as "running back", "halfback", and "fullback".

Former
Name Years played Awards and honors
Rabih Abdullah 2004
Chris Parisi 1991–1992
George Adams 1990–1991
Marvin Allen 1988–1991
Terry Allen 1999
Bobby Anderson 1975
Josh Ashton 1972–1974
Teddy Bailey 1969
Joe Bellino[6] 1965–1967
Frank Bianchini[2] 1987
Sid Blanks 1969–1970
Ron Burton 1960–1965
Marion Butts 1994
Keith Byars 1996–1997
Don Calhoun 1975–1981
Bob Cappadona 1966–1967
Allen Carter 1975–1976
Tony Carter 1998–2000
Larry Centers 2003
Dick Christy 1960
Allan Clark 1979–1980
Mike Cloud 2003,
2005
Cedric Cobbs 2004
Tony Collins 1981–1987 1983 Pro Bowl
Larry Cowan 1982
Jim Crawford 1960–1964
Corey Croom 1993–1995
Jake Crouthamel 1960
Harry Crump 1963
Derrick Cullors 1997–1998
Sam Cunningham 1973–1982 1978 Pro Bowl
1994 Patriots 35th Anniversary Team
All-time Patriots rushing leader, yardage
New England Patriots Hall of Fame
Elgin Davis 1987–1988
Jack DeGrenier 1974
Corey Dillon 2004–2006 4× Pro Bowl (1999, 2000, 2001, 2004)
Super Bowl champion (XXXIX)
10,000 Rushing Yards Club
New England Patriots All-2000s Team
Doug Dressler 1975
Reggie Dupard 1986–1989
Marc Edwards 2001–2002
Robert Edwards 1998
Patrick Egu 1989
Jerry Ellison 1999
Kevin Faulk 1999-2011 5× AFC champion
3× Super Bowl champion (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX)
USA Today High School All-American (1994)
New England Patriots All-2000s Team
New England Patriots 50th Anniversary Team
Vagas Ferguson 1980–1982
Chris Floyd 1998–2000
Chuck Foreman 1980
Ike Forte 1976–1977
R. C. Gamble 1968–1969
Carl Garrett 1969–1972
J. D. Garrett 1964–1967
Larry Garron 1960–1968 1961, 1963, 1964, 1967 American Football League All-Star Games
1971 Patriots 10th Anniversary Team
Sam Gash 1992–1997
Paul Gipson 1973
Bob Gladieux 1969–1970,
1971-1972[7]
Noe Gonzalez 1974
Rupert Grant 1995
David Green 1995
Marrio Grier 1996–1997
Bruce Hansen 1987
Raymont Harris 2000
Greg Hawthorne[8] 1984–1986
Mack Herron 1973–1975
Ivy Joe Hunter 1991
Horace Ivory 1977–1980
Craig James 1984–1988 1986 Pro Bowl
Ed Jenkins 1974
Andy Johnson 1974–1981
Ellis Johnson[9] 1965–1966
Preston Johnson 1968
Bill Larson 1960
Jamie Lawson 1990
Odell Lawson 1970–1971
Michael LeBlanc 1987
Burnie Legette 1993–1994
Bobby Leo[10] 1967–1968
Walt Livingston 1960
Scott Lockwood 1992–1993
Bill Lott 1961–1963
Jack Maitland 1971–1972
Curtis Martin 1995–1997 5× Pro Bowl (1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2004)
5× All-Pro (1995, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2004)
2× AFC Rushing Leader (1995, 2004)
Led NFL in rushing yards in 2004 with 1,697
Oldest player to win a rushing title in NFL history (age 31)
NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (1995)
PFWA Offensive Rookie of the Year (1995)
Pro Football Hall of Fame (2012)
Henry Matthews 1972
James McAlister 1978
Bob McCall 1973
Fred McCrary 2003
Chuck McSwain[2] 1987
Leon McQuay 1975
Dave Meggett 1995–1997
Alan Miller 1960
Jamie Morris 1990
Jim Nance 1965–1971 1966 American Football League MVP
1966, 1967 American Football League All-Star Games
1971 Patriots 10th Anniversary Team
1994 Patriots 35th Anniversary Team
New England Patriots Hall of Fame (2009)
Tom Neumann 1963
Don Overton 1990
Patrick Pass 2000-2006, 2009
Jeff Paulk 2000
Jess Phillips 1976–1977
George Peoples 1983
Bob Perryman 1987–1990
Ray Ratkowski 1961
Eddie Ray 1970
J. R. Redmond 2000–2002
Bo Robinson[11] 1984
Leonard Russell 1991–1993 1991 Offensive Rookie of the Year
Gerhard Schwedes 1960–1961
Harold Shaw 1999–2000
Sedrick Shaw 1997–1998
Antowain Smith 2001–2003
John Stephens 1988–1992 1988 Offensive Rookie of the Year
1988 Pro Bowl
John Tarver 1972–1974
Mosi Tatupu 1978–1990 1986 Pro Bowl
1994 Patriots 35th Anniversary Team
Fred Taylor 2009-2010 Pro Bowl (2007)
All-Pro (2007)
Ed Block Courage Award (2002)
FedEx Ground Player of the Year (2007)
10,000 Rushing Yards Club
Greg Taylor 1982
Blair Thomas 1994
Gene Thomas 1968
Leroy Thompson 1994
Kevin Turner 1992–1994
Mark van Eeghen 1982–1983
Jon Vaughn 1991–1992
Lamont Warren 1999
Robert Weathers 1982–1986
Claxton Welch 1973
Billy Wells 1960
Mel West 1961
Jon Williams 1984
Joe Wilson 1974
George Wonsley 1989
Carl Woods[2] 1987
Amos Zereoue 2005
Laurence Maroney 2006-2009 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week (2006)
AFC champion (2007)

Wide receiver[edit]

Former
Name Years played Awards and honors
Sam Aiken 2008-2009
Glenn Antrum 1989
Aaron Bailey 2000
Melvin Baker 1975
Morris Bradshaw 1982
Deion Branch 2002–2005, 2010-2012 2× Super Bowl champion (XXXVIII, XXXIX)
2005 Super Bowl MVP (XXXIX)
Vincent Brisby 1993–1999
Marlin Briscoe 1976
Preston Brown 1980,
1982
Troy Brown 1993–2007 2005 Pro Bowl
2002 All-Iron Award
3× Super Bowl champion (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX)
New England Patriots 50th Anniversary Team
All-time Patriots receiving leader, receptions (557)
All-time Patriots punt returns leader, 252 returns for 2,625 yards and 3 touchdowns
New England Patriots Hall of Fame (2012)
Hubie Bryant 1971–1972
Matt Bumgardner 2000
Steve Burks 1975–1977
Reche Caldwell 2006
Chris Calloway 2000
Gino Cappelletti[12] 1960–1970 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966 American Football League All-Star games
1964 American Football League MVP
New England Patriots Hall of Fame
1971 Patriots 10th Anniversary Team
1994 Patriots 35th Anniversary Team
All-time leading scorer, AFL
One of 3 players to play in every AFL game
Brian Carey[2] 1987
Rob Carpenter 1991
Wayne Coffey[2] 1987
Jim Colclough 1960–1968 1962 American Football League All-Star game
1971 Patriots 10th Anniversary Team
Fred Coleman 2001–2002
Pat Coleman 1990 Austin Collie 2013 Eric Crabtree 1971
Ray Crittenden 1993–1994
André Davis 2005
Shockmain Davis 2000
Tim Dwight 2005
Hart Lee Dykes 1989–1990
Henry Ellard 1998
Bert Emanuel 2001
Ricky Feacher 1976
Charley Frazier 1969–1970
Irving Fryar 1984–1992 5× Pro Bowl (1985, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997)
2× All-Pro (1985, 1994)
Doug Gabriel 2006
Dennis Gadbois 1987–1988
Tony Gaiter 1997, 2000
Ron Gardin 1971
David Givens 2002–2005
Terry Glenn 1996–2001 1996 UPI Rookie of the Year
2000 Pro Bowl
Art Graham 1963–1968 1971 Patriots 10th Anniversary Team
Hason Graham 1995–1996
Tony Hamler 2000
Ronnie Harris 1993–1994
Steve Hawkins 1994
Donald Hayes 2002
Eddie Hinton 1974
Curtis Jackson 2000–2001
Harold Jackson 1978–1981
Ray Jarvis 1979
Shawn Jefferson 1996–1999
Dietrich Jells 1996–1997
Bethel Johnson 2003–2005
Charles Johnson 2001
Cedric Jones 1982–1990
Kevin Kasper 2004
Gayle Knief 1970
Anthony Ladd 1998
Kevin Lee 1995
Larry Linne[2] 1987
Brandon Lloyd 2012 Pro Bowl (2010)
All-Pro (2010)
Aaron Marsh 1968–1969
Al Marshall 1974
Sammy Martin 1988–1991
Greg McMurtry 1990–1993
Stanley Morgan 1977–1989 4× Pro Bowl selection (1979, 1980, 1986, 1987)
2× All-Pro selection (1980, 1986)
New England Patriots All-1970s Team
New England Patriots All-1980s Team
New England Patriots 35th Anniversary Team
New England Patriots 50th Anniversary Team
All-time Patriots receiving leader, yardage
New England Patriots Hall of Fame
Will Moore 1995–1996
Sean Morey 1999
Randy Moss 2007-2010 AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (1998)
PFWA Offensive Rookie of the Year (1998)
NFL Alumni Wide Receiver of the Year (1998)
7× Pro Bowl (1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2009)
5× All-Pro (1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007)
Pro Bowl MVP (1999)
NFC Player of the Year (2003)
PFWA Comeback Player of the Year (2007)
New England Patriots All-2000s Team
NFL 2000s All-Decade Team
NFL record most TD receptions in one season (23)
NFL record most TD receptions in one season by a rookie (17)
Bill Murphy 1968
David Patten 2001–2004
Carlos Pennywell 1978–1981
Clay Pickering 1987
Lovett Purnell 1996–1998
Bill Rademacher 1969–1970
Tom Reynolds 1972
Tom Richardson 1969–1970
Reggie Rucker 1971–1974
P. K. Sam 2004
Ron Sellers 1969–1971
Steve Schubert 1974
Tony Simmons 1998–2000
Matthew Slater 2008-2012 2× Pro Bowl (2011, 2012)
2× All-Pro (2011, 2012)
Torrance Small 2001
Al Snyder 1964
Donte Stallworth 2007-2009, 2012
Stephen Starring 1983–1987
Walter Stanley 1992
Darryl Stingley 1973–1977 Ten Outstanding Young Americans from US Jaycees in 1981
J. J. Stokes 2003
Joe Sweet 1974
Al Sykes 1971
Gene Taylor 1991
Kitrick Taylor 1989
Michael Timpson 1989–1994
Kenneth Toler 1981–1982
Bake Turner 1970
Randy Vataha 1971–1976
Dedric Ward 2003
Clarence Weathers 1983–1984
Wes Welker 2007-2012 5× Pro Bowl (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
4× All-Pro (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011)
3× NFL receptions leader (2007 (tied), 2009, 2011)
AFC receiving yards leader (2011)
2× Ed Block Courage Award (2007, 2010)
Mosi Tatupu Award (2003)
New England Patriots 12th Player Award (2007)
Pop Warner Inspiration to Youth Award (2008)
Longest reception in NFL history (tied, 99 yards)
Don Westbrook 1977–1981
Derwin Williams 1985–1987
Martinez Williams 2000
Darryal Wilson 1983
Elmo Wright 1975

Tight end[edit]

Includes players listed as "end" and "tight end"

Former
Name Years played Awards and honors
Bob Adams (tight end)[13] 1973–1974
Jack Atchason 1960
Mike Bartrum 1996–1999
Greg Baty 1986–1987
Fred Baxter 2002–2003
Tom Beer[14] 1970–1972
Joe Biscaha 1960
Eric Bjornson 2000
Barry Brown[15] 1969–1970
John Burke 1994–1997
Al Chandler 1976–1977,
1978
1979[16]
Cameron Cleeland 2002
Ben Coates 1991–1999 5× Pro Bowl selection (1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998)
2× Associated Press First-team All-Pro selection (1994, 1995)
1× Associated Press Second-team All-Pro selection (1998)
Super Bowl champion (XXXV)
NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
New England Patriots All-1990s Team
New England Patriots 50th Anniversary Team
New England Patriots Hall of Fame
Marv Cook 1989–1993 1991, 1992 Pro Bowl
Bill Dawson[17] 1965
Lin Dawson 1981–1990
Chris Eitzmann 2000
Christian Fauria 2002–2005
Todd Frain[2] 1987
Russ Francis 1975–1980,
1987-1988
1976, 1977, 1978 Pro Bowl
1994 Patriots 35th Anniversary Team
Arnold Franklin[2] 1987
David Frisch 1995
Daniel Graham 2002–2006
Jerry Green 1960
Rich Griffith 1993
Rob Gronkowski 2010-2012 2× Pro Bowl (2011, 2012)
2× All-Pro (2011, 2012)
Most TD receptions by a tight end, season (17 in 2011)
Most receiving yards by a tight end, season (1,327 in 2011)
Don Hasselbeck 1977–1983
Aaron Hernandez 2010-2012 Pro Bowl (2011)
Ken Herock[18] 1969
Joe Johnson 1960–1961
Steve Johnson 1988
Bill Kimber 1961
Brian Kinchen 2003
Oscar Lofton 1960
Mike Long 1960
Sean McDermott 2003
Roland Moss 1971
Zeke Mowatt 1990
Bobby Nichols 1967–1968
Derrick Ramsey 1983–1985
Tony Romeo 1962–1967
Rod Rutledge 1998–2001
Willie Scott 1986–1988
Eric Sievers 1989–1990
Dave Stachelski 2000
Thomas Stephens[19] 1960–1964
Rob Tardio 2000
Benjamin Watson 2004-2009
Jed Weaver 2004
Jim Whalen 1965–1969 1971 Patriots 10th Anniversary Team
Jermaine Wiggins 2000–2001
Brian Williams 1982
Brooks Williams 1983
Bob Windsor 1972–1975

Tackle[edit]

Former
Name Years played Awards and honors
Bruce Armstrong 1987–2000 Most games started for the New England Patriots (212)
1990, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 Pro Bowls
New England Patriots Hall of Fame
1994 Patriots 35th Anniversary Team
Tom Ashworth 2002–2005
Rich Baldinger 1993
Jim Boudreaux[20] 1966–1968
Freddie Childress 1991
Stan Clayton 1990
Bobby Cross[21] 1960
Jerry DeLucca[22] 1960–1961,
1963-1964
Tony Discenzo 1960
David Douglas[23] 1989–1990
Ed Ellis 1997–1999
Paul Feldhausen 1968
Tom Funchess 1968–1970
Allen Gallaher 1974
Chris Gambol[24] 1990
Milt Graham[25] 1961–1963
Leon Gray 1973–1978 1976, 1978 Pro Bowls
Brandon Gorin 2003–2005
Mike Haggerty 1971
Darryl Haley 1982–1986
Pat Harlow 1991–1995
Al Hauser[26] 1960
Brian Holloway[27] 1981–1986 1983, 1984, 1985 Pro Bowls
Damien Johnson[28] 1990
Ezell Jones 1969–1970
Todd Jones 1993
Shelby Jordan 1975–1982
Dick Klein 1961–1962 1962 American Football League All-Star game
Adrian Klemm 2000–2004
Max Lane 1994–2000
Matt Light 2001-2011 3× Pro Bowl (2006, 2007, 2010)
Pro Bowl alternate (2011)
All-Pro (2007)
3× Super Bowl champion (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX)
New England Patriots All-2000s Team
New England Patriots 50th Anniversary Team
Charley Long[29] 1961–1969 1962, 1963 American Football League All-Star games
1971 Patriots 10th Anniversary Team
Wayne Mass 1972
George McGee 1960
Bob McKay 1976–1978
Jon Melander 1991
Brandon Moore 1993–1995
Steve Moore 1983–1987
Zefross Moss 1997–1999
Tom Neville 1965–1977 1966 American Football League All-Star game
1971 Patriots 10th Anniversary Team
1994 Patriots 35th Anniversary Team
Don Oakes[30] 1963–1968 1967 American Football League All-Star game
Art Plunkett 1985,
1987
Greg Randall 2000–2002
Josh Rawlings 2000
Scott Rehberg 1997–1998
Tom Rehder 1988–1989
Bob Reynolds 1972–1973
William Roberts 1995–1997
Karl Singer 1966–1968
Ryan Tujague 2000
David Viaene 1989–1990
Grant Williams 2000–2001
Bob Yates[31] 1961–1965

Guard[edit]

Former
Name Years played Awards and honors
Sam Adams 1972–1980 1994 Patriots 35th Anniversary Team
Jason Andersen 2000
Joe Andruzzi 2000–2004
Bill Bain 1986
Willie Banks 1973
Terrance Beadles 2000
Wilbert Brown 2003
Gary Bugenhagen 1970
Justin Canale 1965–1968
Eugene Chung[32] 1992–1994
Abe Cohen 1960
George Colton 1987
Tom Condon 1985
Steve Corbett 1975
Bob Cryder[33] 1978–1983
Adam Davis 2000
Jack Davis 1960
Damon Denson 1997–1999
Bill DuLac 1974–1975
Paul Fairchild[34] 1984–1990
Terry Falcon[35] 1978–1979
Sean Farrell 1987–1989
Derrick Fletcher 2000
Mike Gisler[36] 1993–1997
Halvor Hagen[37] 1971–1972
John Hannah 1973–1985 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1983, 1985 Pro Bowls
1978, 1979, 1980, 1981 NFLPA Offensive Lineman of the Year
1981 Sports Illustrated "Greatest Offensive Lineman of All Time"
New England Patriots Hall of Fame
1991 Pro Football Hall of Fame
1994 Patriots 35th Anniversary Team
1994 NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
2000 Patriots "Player of the Century"
Russ Hochstein 2002-2008
Heath Irwin 1997–1999
Sale Isaia 2000
Kenyatta Jones 2001–2002
Bob Kratch 1994–1996
Bob Lee 1960
Chuck Leo 1960–1962
Angelo Loukas 1970
Logan Mankins 2005-2012 5× Pro Bowl (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
4× All-Pro (2007, 2010, 2011, 2012)
New England Patriots All-2000s Team
New England Patriots 50th Anniversary Team
Billy Neighbors 1962–1965 1963 American Football League All-Star game
1971 Patriots 10th Anniversary Team
Garry Puetz[38] 1979–1981
Reggie Redding 1992
Dave Richards 1996
Todd Rucci 1993–1999
Todd Sandham[2] 1987
Tony Sardisco[39] 1960–1962
Lance Scott 2000
Doug Skene 1994
Len St. Jean 1964–1973 1966 American Football League All-Star game
1971 Patriots 10th Anniversary Team
Calvin Stephens 1992
Fred Sturt 1976–1977
Ross Tucker 2005
Danny Villa 1987–1991,
1997
Brent Warren 2000
Brian Waters 2011-2012 6× Pro Bowl (2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011)
2× All-Pro (2004, 2005)
Dave Watson 1963–1964
Larry Williams 1992
Ron Wooten 1982–1988

Center[edit]

Includes players listed as "center" or "long snapper"

Former
Name Years played Awards and honors
Jason Andersen 1999
Mike Arthur 1993–1994
Joe Avezzano 1966
Mike Baab 1988–1989
Pete Brock[40] 1976–1987
Gene Chilton 1990–1992
Elbert Crawford[41] 1990–1991
Mike Compton[42] 2001–2003
Walt Cudzik[43] 1960–1964
Jeff Dellenbach 1995–1996
Doug Dumler 1973–1975
Rob Gatrell 2000
Bob Hyland[44] 1977
Dan Koppen 2003-2011 Pro Bowl (2007)
All-Pro (2007)
2× Super Bowl champion (XXXVIII, XXXIX)
Art Kuehn 1983
Bill Lenkaitis[45] 1971–1981
Bill Lewis 1993
Trevor Matich 1985–1988
Mike Montler[46] 1969–1972
Mike Morris 1989
Jon Morris 1964–1974 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969 American Football League All-Star games
1970 Pro Bowl
1971 Patriots 10th Anniversary Team
1994 Patriots 35th Anniversary Team
New England Patriots Hall of Fame
Guy Morriss 1984–1987
Gregg Rakoczy[47] 1991–1992
Grey Ruegamer 2000–2002
Bob Schmidt[48] 1964
Thad Sheldon 2000
John Simmerson 1961
Eric Stokes[2] 1987
Darren Twombly 1987
Dwight Wheeler[49] 1978–1983
Dave Wohlabaugh[50] 1995–1998
Damien Woody[51] 1999–2003 Pro Bowl (2002)
2× Super Bowl champion (XXXVI, XXXVIII)

Defense[edit]

Defensive back[edit]

Includes players listed as "defensive back", "cornerback", or "safety"

Former
Name Years played Awards and honors
Walter Beach[52] 1960–1961
Randy Beverly 1970–1971
Ron Bolton 1972–1975
Fred Bruney 1960–1962
Chris Carter 1997–2000
Larry Carwell 1969–1972
John Charles 1967–1969
Phil Clark 1971
Dave Cloutier 1964
Jay Cunningham 1965–1967
Dick Felt 1962–1966 1962 American Football League All-Star game
Ron Gardin 1971
Tony George 2000
Cory Gilliard 2000
White Graves 1965–1967
Ron Hall 1961–1967 1963 American Football League All-Star game
1971 Patriots 10th Anniversary Team
1994 Patriots 35th Anniversary Team
Ross O'Hanley 1960–1965
Antwan Harris 2000–2004
Rickie Harris 1971–1972
Rodney Harrison 2003-2008 2× Pro Bowl (1998, 2001)
4× All-Pro (1998, 2001, 2003, 2004)
2× Super Bowl champion (XXXVIII, XXXIX)
20/20 club
30/30 club [First member]
New England Patriots All-2000s Team
New England Patriots 50th Anniversary Team
Tom Hennessey 1965–1966 1965 Patriots Rookie of the Year
Mike Haynes 1976-1982 9× Pro Bowl selection (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986)
1984 NEA NFL Defensive Player of the Year
Super Bowl Champion (XVIII)
NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
1976 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year
1976 UPI AFC Rookie of the Year
Pro Football Hall of Fame (1997)
Ellis Hobbs 2005-2008
George Hoey 1972–1973
Darryl Holmes [53] 1987-1989
Honor Jackson 1972–1973
Tom Janik 1969–1971
Billy Johnson 1966–1968
Daryl Johnson 1968–1970 1971 Patriots 10th Anniversary Team
Tebucky Jones 1998–2002, 2006
Antonio Langham 2000
Ty Law 1995–2004 5× Pro Bowl (1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005)
2× All-Pro (1998, 2003)
3× Super Bowl champion (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX)
Pro Bowl Co-MVP (1998)
2× NFL Alumni Defensive Back of the Year (1998, 2003)
NFL interceptions co-leader (2005)
AFC interception yards leader (2005)
NFL 2000s All-Decade Team
New England Patriots All-1990s Team
New England Patriots All-2000s Team
New England Patriots 50th Anniversary Team
Devin McCourty 2010-2012 Pro Bowl (2010)
All-Pro (2010)
Art McMahon 1968–1972
Irvin Mallory 1971
Kelly Malveaux 2000
Dave Mason 1973
Prentice McCray 1974–1980
Brandon Meriweather 2007-2010 2× Pro Bowl (2009, 2010)
Lawyer Milloy 1996–2002 4× Pro Bowl (1998, 1999, 2001, 2002)
3× All-Pro (1998, 1999, 2001)
Super Bowl champion (XXXVI)
New England Patriots All-1990s Team
New England Patriots All-2000s Team
Leroy Mitchell 1967–1968 1968 American Football League All-Star game
John Outlaw 1969–1972
Tyrone Poole 2003-2005
Willie Porter 1968
Perry Pruett 1971
Vic Purvis 1966–1967
Rodney Rideau 2000
Al Romine 1961
Asante Samuel 2003-2007 4× Pro Bowl (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
3× All-Pro (2007, 2009, 2010)
2× Super Bowl champion (XXXVIII, XXXIX)
NFL Interception Co-Leader (2006, 2009)
NFC Interception Leader (2010)
New England Patriots All-2000s Team
Clarence Scott 1969–1972
Kato Serwanga 1998–2000
Chuck Shonta 1960–1967 1966 American Football League All-Star game
1971 Patriots 10th Anniversary Team
Otis Smith 1996, 2000–2002
Robert Soltis 1960–1961
Matt Stevens 2000–2001
Bobby Towns 1961
Clyde Washington[54] 1960–1961
Tony Zackery 1990–1991
Don Webb 1961–1971 1969 American Football League All-Star game
1971 Patriots 10th Anniversary Team
Larry Whigham 1994–2000 1997 and 2000 Pro Bowl (also 2001 with Chicago Bears)
Eugene Wilson 2003-2007
Mike Woods 2000

Linebacker[edit]

Former
Name Years played Awards and honors
Tully Banta-Cain 2003-2006, 2009-2010
Dick Blanchard 1972
Nick Buoniconti 1962-1968 6× AFL All-Star 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969
5× first-team All-AFL (1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969)
2× Pro Bowl selection (1972, 1973)
2× Super Bowl champion (VII, VIII)
Boston Patriots 1960s All-Decade Team
AFL All-Time Team
New England Patriots Hall of Fame
Tedy Bruschi 1996–2008 2004 Pro Bowl
2004 Second Team All-Pro
3× Super Bowl champion (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX)
2005 co-winner of NFL Comeback Player of the Year
2000 and 2005 Ed Block Courage Award
New England Patriots All-2000s Team
New England Patriots 50th Anniversary Team
New England Patriots Hall of Fame (2013)
Chad Cascadden 2000
Matt Chatham 2000–2005
Antico Dalton 2000
Steve Doig 1986-1987
Rob Holmberg 2000–2001
Larry Izzo 2001-2008 3× Pro Bowl (2000, 2002, 2004)
3× All-Pro (2000, 2002, 2004)
3× Super Bowl champion (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX)
Ed Block Courage Award (1998)
New England Patriots All-2000's Team
Ted Johnson 1995–2004 3× Super Bowl champion (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX)
New England Patriots All-1990s Team
Tim Jordan 1987-1989
Olrick Johnson 2000
Andy Katzenmoyer 1999–2001
Willie McGinest 1994–2005 2× Pro Bowl (1995, 2003)
3× Super Bowl champion (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX)
New England Patriots All-1990s Team
New England Patriots All-2000s Team
NFL record for most sacks in the postseason (16)
NFL record for most sacks in one postseason game (4.5)
Jerod Mayo 2008-2012 2× Pro Bowl (2010, 2012)
All-Pro (2010)
NFL combined tackles leader (2010)
NFL total assist tackle leader (2010)
NFL solo tackles Leader (2010)

AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year (2008)
PFWA Defensive Rookie of the Year (2008)
SI.com Defensive Rookie of the Year
ESPN.com Defensive Rookie of the Year (2008)
Sporting News All-Rookie Team (2008)
Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year Award (2008)

Joe McHale 1987
Marc Megna 2000
John Munch 2000
Steve nelson 1974-1987
Tony Ortiz 2000
Roman Phifer 2001-2004 4x Pro Bowl alternate (1995, 1996, 2002, 2003)
3x Super Bowl champion (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX)
Junior Seau 2006-2008
Chris Slade 1993–2000 1997 Pro Bowl
Greg Spires 1998–2000
Casey Tisdale 2000
Andre Tippett 1982-1993 5× Pro Bowl selection (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988)
2× First-Team All-Pro selection (1985, 1987)
2× Second-Team All-Pro selection (1986, 1988)
NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
1985 Co-NEA NFL Defensive Player of the Year
1985 UPI AFL-AFC Player of the Year
New England Patriots Hall of Fame
Pro Football Hall of Fame (2008)
Maugaula Tuitele 2000–2002
Mike Vrabel 2001-2008 1x Pro Bowl selection (2007)
1x First-Team All-Pro selection (2007)
3× Super Bowl champion (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX)
New England Patriots 50th Anniversary Team

Defensive end[edit]

Former
Name Years played Awards and honors
Andre Carter 2011 Pro Bowl (2011)
Bob Dee 1960-1967 4× AFL All-star (1961, 1963, 1964, 1965)
New England Patriots Hall of Fame
Jarvis Green 2002-2009
Reggie Grimes 2000
Bobby Hamilton 2000–2003
Jeff Marriott 2000
Brandon Mitchell 1997–2001
David Nugent 2000–2001
Richard Seymour 2001-2008 7× Pro Bowl (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011)
3× All-Pro (2003, 2004, 2005)
2× Second-team All-Pro (2006, 2011)
3× Super Bowl champion (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX)
New England Patriots 50th Anniversary Team
New England Patriots All-2000s Team
NFL 2000s All-Decade Team
Donnell Smith 1973-1974
Sean Smith 1990–1991
Ron Spears 1982-1983
Greg Spires 1998–2000
Ty Warren 2003-2010 1× All-Pro selection (2007)
2× Super Bowl champion (XXXVIII, XXXIX)
New England Patriots All-2000s Team

Defensive tackle[edit]

Former
Name Years played Awards and honors
Maurice Anderson 2000
Carl Bradley 2000
Chad Eaton 1996–2000
Garrett Johnson 2000

6x Pro Bowler

Steve Martin (American football) 2002
Chuck Osborne 2000
Noel Scarlett 2000
Peter Shorts 1989
Henry Thomas 1997–2000
Ted Washington 2003 4× Pro Bowl selection (1997, 1998, 2000, 2001)
3× All-Pro selection (1997, 1998, 2001)
Super Bowl champion (XXXVIII)
Vince Wilfork 2004-2012 5× Pro Bowl (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
First-team All-Pro (2012)
4× Second-team All-Pro (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011)
Super Bowl champion (XXXIX)
New England Patriots All-2000s Team
New England Patriots 50th Anniversary Team

Special Teams[edit]

Kicker[edit]

Former
Name Years played Awards and honors
John Smith 1974-1983
Dan Miller 1982
Rex Robinson 1982
Fred Steinfort 1983
Joaquin Zendejas 1983
Tony Franklin 1984–1987
Eric Schubert 1987
Teddy Garcia 1988
Jason Staurovsky 1988-1991
Greg Davis 1989
Charlie Baumann 1991-1992
Scott Sisson 1993
Matt Bahr 1993–1995
Adam Vinatieri 1996–2005 2× Pro Bowl (2002, 2004)
2× All-Pro (2002, 2004)
2× PFWA's Golden Toe Award (2002, 2004)
4× Super Bowl champion (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLI)
NFL Alumni Special Teams Player of the Year (2004)
New England Patriots All-1990s Team
New England Patriots All-2000s Team
New England Patriots 50th Anniversary Team
NFL 2000s All-Decade Team
Patriots all-time leading scorer (1,158 points)
Stephen Gostkowski 2006-2012 Pro Bowl (2008)
All-Pro (2008)
NFL scoring leader (2008, 2012)
Most PATs converted, season (74 in 2007)
Most PATs attempted, season (74 in 2007)

Most PATs attempted, no misses, season (74 in 2007)

Shayne Graham 2010

Punter[edit]

Former
Name Years played Awards and honors
Tom Janik 1969-1971
Pat Studstill 1972
Bruce Barnes 1973-1974
David Chapple 1974
Mike Patrick 1975–1978
Jerrel Wilson 1978
Eddie Hare 1979
Mike Hubach 1980-1981
Rich Camarillo 1981-1987
Luke Prestridge 1984
Jeff Feagles 1988-1989
Brian Hansen 1990
Shawn McCarthy 1991-1992
Bryan Wagner 1991, 1995
Mike Saxon 1993
Pat O'Neill 1994-1995
Tom Tupa 1996-1998
Lee Johnson 1999-2001
Ken Walter 2001-2003, 2006
Brooks Barnard 2003
Josh Miller 2004-2006
Todd Sauerbrun 2006
Chris Hanson 2007-2009 Pro Bowl (2002)
All-Pro (2002)
Zoltan Mesko 2010-2012
Ryan Allen 2013-

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ including league MVP, Pro Bowl MVP, Super Bowl MVP, Rookie of the Year, Comeback Player of the Year, won while a member of the Patriots
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l only appeared as a "replacement player" during the 1987 player's strike
  3. ^ Tom Greene also punted in 1960
  4. ^ Babe Parilli also punted in 1964
  5. ^ Eddie Wilson also punted in 1965
  6. ^ Joe Bellino also played some at wide receiver
  7. ^ Bob Gladieux played 2 games for Buffalo in 1970. He returned to the Patriots in 1971.
  8. ^ Greg Hawthorne also played some at wide receiver and tight end.
  9. ^ Ellis Johnson also played some at wide receiver
  10. ^ Bobby Leo also played some at wide receiver
  11. ^ Bo Robinson also played some at tight end
  12. ^ Gino Cappelletti was also the starting kicker from 1960-1970, and played defensive back in 1960
  13. ^ Bob Adams also played some at tackle
  14. ^ Tom Beer also played some at guard
  15. ^ Barry Brown also played some at linebacker
  16. ^ Al Chandler spent parts of the 1978 and 1979 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals
  17. ^ Bill Dawson also played some at defensive end
  18. ^ Ken Herock also played some at linebacker
  19. ^ Thomas Stephens also played some at defensive back
  20. ^ Jim Boudreaux also played some at defensive tackle
  21. ^ Bobby Cross also played some at defensive tackle
  22. ^ Jerry DeLucca also played some at defensive tackle
  23. ^ David Douglas played some at all offensive line positions
  24. ^ Chris Gambol also played some at guard
  25. ^ Milt Graham also played some at defensive tackle
  26. ^ Al Hauser also played some at guard
  27. ^ Brian Holloway also played some at guard
  28. ^ Damien Johnson also played some at guard
  29. ^ Charley Long also played some at guard
  30. ^ Don Oakes also played some matches at defensive tackle
  31. ^ Bob Yates also played some at center
  32. ^ Eugene Chung also played some at tackle.
  33. ^ Bob Cryder also played some at tackle.
  34. ^ Paul Fairchild also played some at center
  35. ^ Terry Falcon also played some at tackle
  36. ^ Mike Gisler also played some at center
  37. ^ Halgor Hagen played all positions on the offensive line.
  38. ^ Gary Puetz also played some at tackle
  39. ^ Tony Sardisco also played some at linebacker
  40. ^ Pete Brock played all positions on the offensive line, and also some at tight end
  41. ^ Elbert Crawford also played some at guard
  42. ^ Mike Compton also played some at guard
  43. ^ Walt Cudzik also played some at linebacker
  44. ^ Bob Hyland also played some at guard
  45. ^ Bill Lenkaitis also played some at guard
  46. ^ Mike Montler played some at all offensive line positions
  47. ^ Gregg Rakoczy also played some at guard
  48. ^ Bob Schmidt played some at all offensive line positions
  49. ^ Dwight Wheeler played some at all offensive line positions
  50. ^ Dave Wohlabaugh also played some at guard
  51. ^ Damien Woody played some at all offensive line positions
  52. ^ Walter Beach also played some at running back
  53. ^ http://archive.patriots.com/alumni/index.cfm?ac=alumnibiosdetail&bio=1872
  54. ^ Clyde Washington also punted in 1960

References[edit]

  • "New England Patriots History". Football @ JT-SW.com. John Troan. 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-17.  - For rosters and player stats.
  • "New England Patriots". Pro Football Reference. Pro-Football-Reference.com. 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-20.  - For rosters and player stats; also has Pro Bowl rosters and all-time statistical leaders.
  • "Official New England Patriots - History - Hall of Fame". Official Website of the New England Patriots. New England Patriots. 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-17.  - For members of the New England Patriots Hall of Fame.
  • "Official New England Patriots - History - Anniversary Teams". Official Website of the New England Patriots. New England Patriots. 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-19.  - For members of the Patriots 10th Anniversary Team (named 1971) and 35th Anniversary Team (named 1994).
  • "Boston Patriots". Remember the AFL. American Football League Hall of Fame. 2003. Retrieved 2007-04-20.  - Many details of individual players from the AFL years, specifically establishes Ron Burton as the team's first draft pick.
  • "NFL 75th Anniversary Team". NFL History. NFL.com. 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-24.  - Features two Patriots: John Hannah and Mike Haynes.

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