Ty Law is a former football cornerback who played fifteen seasons in the National Football League. He spent the majority of his career in the New England Patriots, the team that drafted him in 1995. During his time with the Patriots, Law won three Super Bowl.
According to recent reports, Ty Law has been selected for the Hall of Fame. He will be inducted later this year alongside Champ Bailey, Pat Bowen, Gil Brandt, Tony Gonzelez, Kevin Mawae, Ed Reed, and Johnny Robinson.
Earlier this week, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady came forward to say that Ty Law is a player who deserves to be a Pro Football Hall of Famer. It was revealed that the wrote a letter to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee to advocate for Law’s enshrinement into this year’s class. In his letter, Brady wrote:
“Early in my career, while Ty was in the prime of his career, I competed against him every day in practice. We were both highly competitive and those daily battles were always combative. I can remember how upset I would get when I would make a mistake in practice and Ty would capitalize on it. Looking back, I realize how lucky I was then to be challenged every day by one of the greatest cornerbacks to ever play the game. It helped me work harder to become successful in this league and ultimately prepared me to become the player I am today…
He always wanted to defend the opponent’s best receiver and typically took them out of the game. He was great at knocking a receiver off his route, baiting quarterbacks into bad reads and capitalizing on ill-fated throws. He finished his Patriots career as the franchise’s all-time leader with 36 interceptions. He always seemed to have his best games on the biggest stage – in the postseason. He played on four Super Bowl teams and helped the Patriots to three championship titles in four years. He was the catalyst to the Patriots’ first Super Bowl victory after intercepting a pass and returning it for an early touchdown in a 20-17 victory…”
Congratulations to Ty Law, he deserved this!