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BOSTON (CBS) – Former Patriots wide receiver Troy Brown has been voted in by the fans as the newest member of the team’s Hall of Fame.
Brown played his entire, 15-year career with the Pats after being drafted in the eighth round of the 1993 NFL Draft.
As a wide receiver, punt returner and defensive back, he helped the team win three Super Bowls.
Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft says, “Troy was the consummate Patriot who always put team goals ahead of personal ones.”
He retired in 2007 as the team’s career leader in receptions with 557.
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“Troy Brown will always be special to me, as he was my sweetheart’s favorite player during his career,” said Kraft. “Clearly, a lot of Patriots fans shared her sentiment and I am proud that we will honor Troy with his induction into the Patriots Hall of Fame this fall.”
The induction ceremony will be held outside The Hall at Patriot Place on Saturday, September 15, at 5pm the day before the Patriots 2012 regular season home opener. The induction ceremony is free and open to the public.
On Friday, September 14, 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Gresh & Zolak will be broadcasting live from the Hall and will be joined by Brown and former quarterback Drew Beldsoe at noon.
The three finalists were Brown, former free safety Fred Marion (1982-91) and former Head Coach Bill Parcells (1993-96).