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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.
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.
Additional Career Statistics: Sacks: 5.0
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 Bowl XXXI – Green Bay Packers 35, New England Patriots 21
Law started at left cornerback. He had two tackles and one assist.
Super Bowl XXXVI – New 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 XXXVIII – New England Patriots 32, Carolina Panthers 29
Law started at left cornerback. He had five tackles and one pass defensed.
Super Bowl XXXIX – New England Patriots 24, Philadelphia Eagles 21
All-Pro: 1998 (AP, PFWA, SN) · 2003 (AP, PFWA)
All-AFC: 1998 (PW) · 2003 (PW)
(5) – 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006
In the NFL Record Book (at time of his retirement following the 2009 season)
Super Bowl Records
Pro Bowl Records
Patriots records held by Law
(Records through the 2004 season, Law’s final season with New England)
Chiefs records held by Law
(Records through the 2007 season, Law’s final season with Kansas City)
Jets records held by Law
(Records through the 2008 season, Law’s final season with New York)
Awards and Honors
League/Team Statistical Titles
NFL Statistical Championships
Interception Leader: 1998, 2005
AFC Statistical Championships
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
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
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