Fans welcome Drew Bledsoe and Jon Morris to the team hall.
Throngs of fans came to the Hall at Patriot Place Saturday afternoon to view the induction of quarterback Drew Bledsoe and center Jon Morris. Morris, who began his career in 1964, recalled the humble beginnings of the Patriots with the AFL. He joked that, had one of their games drawn as many fans as the induction ceremony, they would have played a doubleheader. Bledsoe, the longtime Patriots quarterback, praised the passion of New England sports fans. He thanked his fellow players, and spoke about how sports can be a unifying force in troubling times. Numerous members of the Patriots family, including Tedy Bruschi, Gino Cappelletti, Steve Grogan, Troy Brown, Todd Rucci, Scott Zolak and Steve Nelson, were present for the event.
Patriots Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony for Drew Bledsoe and Jon Morris will be September 17.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Drew Bledsoe and Jon Morris are the Patriots 2011 Hall of Fame inductees. Both will be honored in a ceremony outside The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon at 5pm on Saturday, Sept. 17. The event, which takes place the day before the Patriots 2011 regular season home opener versus the San Diego Chargers, is free and open to the public. Bledsoe and Morris will receive their red Patriots Hall of Fame blazers and their Hall of Fame trophies. They will also have the opportunity to speak to their fans, who will gather on Patriot Place Plaza for the ceremony. Patriots Chairman & CEO Robert Kraft as well as other Patriots Hall of Fame members and alumni will be among the dignitaries in attendance. Bledsoe was voted by the fans as the …