Ty Law inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame
Former New England Patriots cornerback Ty Law was announced as an inductee in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019 on Saturday.
It appears that Tom Brady’s letter of support might have helped out after all.
Patriots legend Ty Law, one of the most physical, accomplished cornerbacks in NFL history, was selected for enshrinement in Canton on Saturday, less than 24 hours before the kickoff of Super Bowl 53. He is one of eight members of the new 2019 Hall of Fame class.
Brady took time out of his busy week of Super Bowl preparations to send a letter to the HOF voters, urging them to induct Law because of the many merits of his career. New England head coach Bill Belichick also sent a letter in on behalf of defensive end Richard Seymour, another finalist with Patriot ties. Seymour did not make the final selection, however.
Law is joined by fellow inductees Tony Gonzalez, Kevin Mawae, Ed Reed, Champ Bailey, Johnny Robinson, Pat Bowlen, and Gil Brandt. This was Seymour’s first year making it as a finalist, while it was Law’s third year as a finalist.
New England as a franchise has eight figures in the Hall of Fame currently. That list includes Andre Tippett, Bill Parcells, John Hannah, Junior Seau, Curtis Martin, Mike Haynes, Nick Buoniconti, and Randy Moss. Law will become the ninth member with Patriots ties.
The Patriots are primed to take on the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl 53. The game is scheduled to kick off at 6:30 pm EST, and will be shown nationally on CBS. The Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, is the site of this year’s NFL championship game.