Selection Process and Committee

Each spring a Hall of Fame committee consisting of mostly media, staff and Patriots alumni gather at Patriot Place to nominate players to be the next Hall inductee. A candidate must be four years removed from his playing/coaching career to be eligible for induction. Committee members are permitted time to nominate a candidate of their choice and explain why that player should be considered. At the end of that process, each committee member votes for his/her top three choices with 5 points for the first choice, 3 for the second and 1 for the third. Those finishing in the top three in points are then placed on the final ballot, which is announced and then voted on by fans via www.patriots.com.

Periodically, a Senior Committee – made up of the 10 most senior members of the selection committee – gathers to consider any player that has been retired 25 or more years who also has been a previous finalist, but not been selected by the fan voting. Center Jon Morris was the first to be inducted after being selected by the Senior Committee in 2011.

The Hall of Fame Selection Committee

Updated each Induction year

Ernie Adams:
Football staff

Ron Borges:
Formerly of the Boston Herald and Boston Globe

 

Bill Burt:
Lawrence Eagle Tribune

 

Marc Cappello: 
98.5 The Sports Hub

Tom Curran:
NBC Sports Boston

Jim Donaldson:
Providence Journal (not present in 2018)

Kevin Duffy:
Boston Herald

Mark Farinella:
Retired from the Attleboro Sun Chronicle

Glen Farley: 
Brockton Enterprise

Ron Hobson:
Retired from the Quincy Patriot Ledger

Carlo Imelio: 
Retired from Springfield Union News

Fred Kirsch: 
Patriots Football Network

Jim McBride: 
Boston Globe

Bryan Morry: 
The Patriots Hall of Fame presented by Raytheon

Steve Nelson:
Patriots Hall of Famer

Paul Perillo:
Patriots.com

Chris Price: 
Boston Sports Journal

Mike Reiss:
ESPN

John Rooke:
PA Announcer

Matt Smith: 
Kraft Sports and Entertainment

Bob Socci: 
Radio play-by-play

Butch Stearns: 
WFXT

Andre Tippett:
Patriots Hall of Famer