Ty Law

Cornerback

Ty Law

15 Seasons
203 Games
5 Pro Bowls
53 Career Interceptions
828 Interception Return Yards
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15

Seasons

203

Games

5

Pro Bowls

53

Career Interceptions

828

Interception Return Yards
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“You're not going to win every battle…being able to accept defeat and learn from it…being able to accept adversity…How am I going to adjust on the fly to do better for myself…every game wasn't perfect. Every season wasn't perfect…but I'm still sitting here as a 2019 Hall of Famer…Consistency was the key.” 

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(Michigan)...5'11'', 200...Selected by Patriots in 1st round (23rd player overall) in 1995 … All-Pro (1998, 2003) … Five Pro Bowls … Starting left cornerback in four AFC championship games three Super Bowls including two victories … Led NFL in interceptions twice … Team’s leading interceptor six times … Five career sacks … Selected to NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s … Born February 10, 1974 in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.

BIO

Ty Law New England Patriots & New York Jets & Denver Broncos & Kansas City Chiefs

“You're not going to win every battle…being able to accept defeat and learn from it…being able to accept adversity…How am I going to adjust on the fly to do better for myself…every game wasn't perfect. Every season wasn't perfect…but I'm still sitting here as a 2019 Hall of Famer…Consistency was the key.” 

Cornerback Ty Law was selected in the first round, 23rd player overall, out of the University of Michigan in the 1995 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. As one of the most dynamic cornerbacks to ever play the game, Law dominated the league for 15 seasons.

Law was named the NFL Alumni Defensive Back of the Year in 1998 after leading the league with nine interceptions and was named Pro Bowl Co-MVP after making his first Pro Bowl appearance that same year.

During his 10-year tenure with the Patriots, New England won four AFC championship games (1996, 2001, 2003-04) and three Super Bowls (XXXVI, XXXVIII and XXXIX). Law had a stellar performance in the Patriots’ Super Bowl XXXVI victory over the St. Louis Rams as he made seven tackles and one assist along with an interception which he returned 47 yards for a touchdown and recorded two passes defensed.

Two years later in Super Bowl XXXVIII, Law and the Patriots took down the Carolina Panthers 32-29. Law had five tackles and one pass defensed. Law was forced to sit out the latter portion of his 2004 season and Super Bowl XXXIX due to a foot injury. Law also started at left cornerback in Super Bowl XXXI in which the Patriots fell to the Green Bay Packers.

In 2005, Law signed with the New York Jets and had a remarkable season as he led the league with a career-high 10 interceptions. Law joined the Kansas City Chiefs the following year as a free agent and played for the team in 2006 and 2007.  He returned to the Jets for the 2008 season before one last season in 2009 with the Denver Broncos.

Law finished his career with 53 interceptions which he returned for 828 yards and seven touchdowns in 203 career games. He also forced seven fumbles, made five fumble recoveries, and had five career sacks.

A five-time Pro Bowler (1998, 2002-04, 2006), Law was also named first-team All-Pro in 1998 and 2003, elected to the Patriots Team of the Century, and named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s.

STATS

Ty Law's Stats

     

Interceptions

Year

Team

G

No.

Yds.

TD

1995

New England  

14

3

47

0

1996

New England 

13

3

45

1

1997

New England 

16

3

70

0

1998

New England 

16

9

133

1

1999

New England 

13

2

20

1

2000

New England 

15

2

32

0

2001

New England 

16

3

91

2

2002

New England 

16

4

33

0

2003

New England 

15

6

112

1

2004

New England 

7

1

0

0

2005

N.Y. Jets

16

10

195

1

2006

Kansas City

16

4

11

0

2007

Kansas City

16

2

2

0

2008

N.Y. Jets

7

--

--

--

2009

Denver

7

1

37

0

Career Total

203

53

828

7

 

                              Additional Career Statistics: Sacks: 5.0



CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

Ty Law's Championship Games

1996 AFC – New England Patriots 20, Jacksonville Jaguars 6

Law started at left cornerback.  He had three tackles and one assist in the game.

2001 AFC – New England Patriots 24, Pittsburgh Steelers 17

Law started at left cornerback. He had seven tackles, one of which was for a loss, and one pass defensed.

2003 AFC – New England Patriots 24, Indianapolis Colts 14

Law started at left cornerback. He had two tackles and one assist. He also recorded three interception which he returned for a total of 26 yards.

2004 AFC – New England Patriots 41, Pittsburgh Steelers 27

Law did not play in this game.

Super Bowls
 

Super Bowl XXXI – Green Bay Packers 35, New England Patriots 21

Law started at left cornerback. He had two tackles and one assist.

Super Bowl XXXVINew England Patriots 20, St. Louis Rams 17

Law started at left cornerback. He had seven tackles and one assist along with an interception which he returned 47 yards for a touchdown and two passes defensed.

Super Bowl XXXVIIINew England Patriots 32, Carolina Panthers 29

Law started at left cornerback. He had five tackles and one pass defensed.

Super Bowl XXXIXNew England Patriots 24, Philadelphia Eagles 21

Law did not play in this game.



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Ty Law's Career Highlights

All-League Teams

All-Pro: 1998 (AP, PFWA, SN)  ·  2003 (AP, PFWA)           

All-AFC: 1998 (PW)  ·  2003 (PW)


Pro Bowls

(5) – 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006


In the NFL Record Book (at time of his retirement following the 2009 season)

  • [Tied for 2nd] Most Seasons Leading League, Interceptions – 2 (1998, 2005)

Postseason Records

  • [Tied for 2nd] Most Interceptions, Game – 3 (vs. Indianapolis, 2003 AFC Championship)
  • [Tied for 4th] Most Interceptions, Career – 6

Super Bowl Records

  • [Tied for 2nd] Most Interceptions Returned for TD, Game – 1 (vs. St. Louis, XXXVI)

Pro Bowl Records

  • [1st] Most Interceptions Return Yards, Career – 147  
  • [Tied for 1st] Most Interceptions Returned for a TD, Career – 2
  • [Tied for 1st] Most Interceptions Returned for a TD, Game – 1 (1999, 2003)
  • [Tied for 2nd] Most Interceptions, Career – 3
  • [3rd] Longest Interceptions Return – 67 TD (1999)


Team Records

Patriots records held by Law

(Records through the 2004 season, Law’s final season with New England)

  • [1st] Most Interception Return Yards, Career – 583
  • [1st] Most Interceptions Returned for a TD, Career – 6
  • [Tied for 1st] Most Interceptions, Career – 36
  • [Tied for 1st] Most Interceptions Returned for a TD, Season – 2 (2001)
  • [2nd] Most Interceptions, Season – 9 (1998)
  • [Tied for 2nd] Most Consecutive Games with Interception – 3 (Nov. 26-Dec. 10, 1995)

Postseason Records

  • [1st] Most Interceptions, Game – 3 (vs. Indianapolis, 2003 AFC Championship)
  • [2nd] Most Interceptions, Career – 4
  • [2rd] Most Interception Return Yards, Game – 47 (vs. St. Louis, Super Bowl XXXVI)
  • [2nd] Most Interception Return Yards, Career – 73
  • [2nd] Longest Interceptions Return – 47 (vs. St. Louis, Super Bowl XXXVI)


Chiefs records held by Law

(Records through the 2007 season, Law’s final season with Kansas City)

Postseason Records

  • [Tied for 1st] Most Interceptions, Game – 2 (at Indianapolis, Jan. 6, 2007)
  • [3rd] Longest Interceptions Return – 43 (at Indianapolis, Jan. 6, 2007)


Jets records held by Law

(Records through the 2008 season, Law’s final season with New York)

  • [Tied for 1st] Most Interceptions, Game – 3 (vs. Buffalo, Jan. 1, 2006)
  • [2nd] Most Interception Return Yards, Season – 195 (2005)
  • [3rd] Most Interceptions, Season – 10 (2005)


Awards and Honors

  • 1998 NFL Alumni Defensive Back of the Year
  • Patriots Team of the Century (Patriots Football Weekly)
  • 2000s All-Decade Team


League/Team Statistical Titles

NFL Statistical Championships

Interception Leader: 1998, 2005

AFC Statistical Championships

Interception Leader: 1998, 2005

Team Statistical Championships

Interception Leader: 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006


Year-by-Year Team Records

1995     New England Patriots......... 10-6-0   (4th)

1996     New England Patriots........ 11-5-0   (1st)

1997     New England Patriots........ 10-6-0   (1st)

1998     New England Patriots......... 9-7-0   (4th)

1999     New England Patriots........... 8-8-0   (5th)

2000     New England Patriots......... 5-11-0   (5th)

2001     New England Patriots........ 11-5-0   (1st)

2002     New England Patriots .......... 9-7-0   (2nd) 

2003     New England Patriots........ 14-2-0   (1st)

2004     New England Patriots........ 14-2-0   (1st)

2005     N.Y. Jets......................... 4-12-0   (4th)

2006     Kansas City....................... 9-7-0   (2nd) 

2007     Kansas City...................... 4-12-0   (3rd)

2008     N.Y. Jets........................... 9-7-0   (3rd)

2009     Denver Broncos.................. 8-8-0   (2nd)

(Division Finish in Parentheses)

Qualified for Postseason in Bold

CAREER CAPSULE

Ty Law's Career Capsule

Full Name: Taujan Edward Law

Birthdate: February 10, 1974

Birthplace: Aliquippa, Pennsylvania

High School: Aliquippa (PA)

Pro Career: 15 seasons, 203 games

Drafted: 1st round (23rd player overall) in 1995 by New England Patriots