Steve Grogan was a model of toughness and longevity, playing in 149 games over his 16-year playing career from 1975-1990. He remains not only a fan favorite for his gritty style but also a favorite among former teammates. An athletic quarterback, Grogan rushed for an NFL record 12 touchdowns in 1976 and for 35 during his career. Grogan led the 1976 team to within seconds of the AFC Championship game. That team, which suffered a controversial playoff loss to the Raiders, is considered by many as one of the best in team history. He also helped lead the Patriots to their first AFC Championship in 1985. Grogan ranks among the leaders in team history in nearly every passing category. Despite playing quarterback, he was still revered as one of the hardest hitters and toughest players in Patriots history. Grogan was inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame in 1995 after spending parts of three decades with the club. The Kansas resident lives both in Massachusetts, where he owns a Mansfield sporting goods store, and in Kansas. Inducted 1995.
Rushed for an NFL record 12 touchdowns in 1976 and for 35 during his career
Led the 1976 team to within seconds of the AFC Championship game
Helped lead the Patriots to their first AFC Championship in 1985
College: Kansas State
Seasons with the Patriots (16): 1975 – 1990