The New England Patriots' Hall of Fame grew Monday with the induction of two of the greatest to wear the red, white, and blue. The late Leon Gray and two-time world champion defensive back Rodney Harrison became the 28th and 29th players to be inducted into the hall that sits adjacent to Gillette Stadium, and Pats Nation was pumped for Harrison's arrival.
As Harrison walked the red carpet prior to the start of the induction ceremony, the gathered Patriots fans went wild! It was a warm welcome for the DB, as he returned back to the place where all his magic and memories are held.
The former San Diego Chargers fifth-round pick was nabbed by the Patriots in 2003 as a free agent, and would go on to spend the final six seasons of his 15-year career in New England.
Within those six seasons, Harrison was a cornerstone for the 2003 and 2004 Super Bowl-winning teams. He appeared in a total of 72 regular season and playoff games for the Pats.
There is no question that this man deserves a spot in the hall given his impressive resume with New England. In just six seasons, Harrison recorded 514 tackles, 15 interceptions, and 11 sacks. He was also nominated for two All-Pro teams before retiring in 2009.
It's no surprise why fans were so happy to see Harrison back in Foxborough.