22 Days: A Look Back At All-American Ty Law

With only 22 days left until the return of Michigan football, we look back at All-American cornerback, Ty Law. The Pennsylvania native played had one impressive football career. Below are his highlights and achievements:

College

  • Played for three years at the University of Michigan from 1992 to 1994.
  • He earned first-team All-American honors from Walter Camp as a junior.
  • He was a two-time unanimous All-Big Ten Conference selection.
  • Following his junior year, he left Michigan to enter the 1995 NFL Draft due to a financial hardship after his grandfather declared bankruptcy.
  • He finished his college career with 154 Tackles, 120 Solo, 34 assists, and six interceptions.

NFL

  • He was drafted 23rd overall in the first round of the 1995 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots where he spent the majority of his career.
  • In 1998 Law earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl. That year he led the league with nine interceptions, the first time any Patriot had led the league in interceptions.
  • He earned his first Super Bowl ring with the Patriots in 2001.
  • In 2003, Law was part of a record-breaking Patriots defense that led the NFL in four key categories: opponents’ points per game (14.9), opponents’ passer rating (56.2), interceptions (29) and passing touchdowns surrendered (11).
  • His career included playing for five teams: New England Patriots (1995–2004), New York Jets (2005), Kansas City Chiefs (2006–2007), New York Jets (2008), Denver Broncos (2009)

NFL Career Awards

  • 5× Pro Bowl (1998, 2001–2003, 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)
  • 2× NFL interceptions leader (1998, 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
  • New England Patriots Hall of Fame

Go Blue!

David Noe