FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced that the team’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony for Richard Seymour will be held on Saturday, October 23 near the Patriots Hall of Fame presented by Raytheon Technologies. Seymour was selected for Hall of Fame induction in 2020, but the ceremony did not take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The outdoor ceremony is free and open to the public. Fans of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend. The time of the event will be announced at a later date. Additionally, Seymour will be honored at a halftime ceremony during the Patriots home game against the New York Jets on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021.
Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft also announced today that longtime cheerleader director Tracy Sormanti has been selected for induction into the team’s Hall of Fame as a contributor. She is the first woman to earn induction into the Patriots Hall of Fame and becomes just the third person to be selected by the Kraft family as a contributor, joining Patriots founder Billy Sullivan (2009) and Gil Santos (2013), the longtime radio voice of the New England Patriots. Sormanti, who was in her 32nd season of service with the Patriots, passed away on Dec. 4, 2020 after a three-year battle with Multiple Myeloma.