Andre Tippett was selected in the second round, 41st player overall, by the New England Patriots in 1982.
Tippett excelled as a pass rusher for the Patriots for 12 seasons.
Tippett was named first-team All-Pro for the first time during the Patriots' Super Bowl season of 1985.
Andre amassed 100 career sacks including a career-high 18.5 sacks in 1984.
Tippett was a leader on the Patriots defense from 1982-1993.
Andre was inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame on November 15, 1999.
Tippett played in 151 career games for the Pats.
Andre earned five straight trips to the Pro Bowl.
Tippett was named to the NFL's All-Decade Team of the 1980s.
Tippett twice led the AFC in sacks -- 1985 and 1987.
Andre following the HOF Announcement press conference in Phoenix, Arizona on Feb. 2, 2008.
Andre signs merchandise during Pro Bowl week in Hawaii.
Tippett is measured for his bronze bust.
Andre addresses media in Hawaii during a press conference held during the Pro Bowl festivities.
Tippett was honored prior to kickoff of the 2008 Pro Bowl.
Andre Tippett's Hall of Fame mural.