Ty Law already has a red Patriots Hall of Fame jacket, but will he soon be fitted for a gold one?
The three-time Super Bowl champion and five-time Pro Bowler has been named as one of 26 Pro Football Hall of Fame semifinalists, it was announced on Wednesday. Among the others on the semifinalist list were those Law competed against for years, and three players Law beat in Super Bowl XXVI: former Rams receivers Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt, and quarterback Kurt Warner. One of the signature plays of Law's career was his interception of Warner in the Super Bowl, which he returned for a touchdown.
Running backs Terrelle Davis and LaDanian Tomlinson will be among the favorites to make it in 2017. Receiver Terrell Owens, defensive back Darren Woodson, defensive end Jason Taylor and safety John Lynch will all garner strong consideration as well.
Law certainly has a case given the championship defenses on which he starred. He tied Raymond Clayborn’s franchise-record with 36 picks, and his six interceptions returned for touchdowns are also a franchise record. Law also experienced success outside of the Patriots organization, leading the league in interceptions and making a Pro Bowl as a member of the Jets in 2005. In 2006 and 2007, he started every regular-season game for the Chiefs.
Here's the 26 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017! #PFHOF17 pic.twitter.com/5z4v6RIMvL— Pro Football Hall of Fame (@ProFootballHOF) November 17, 2016