Rodney Harrison was inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame on July 29 and will return to be honored at halftime of the Patriots vs. NY Giants game on Oct. 10, at 8:20 p.m. The celebration will take place on the Gillette Stadium game field, where Harrison will sport his red jacket and will be recognized by the organization along with former teammates and fans in attendance. Harrison and the late great Leon Gray were the 2019 Patriots Hall of Fame inductees.
Harrison spent the final six seasons of his 15-year NFL career with the Patriots after spending his first nine seasons with the San Diego Chargers. He played a key role in helping the Patriots to back-to-back Super Bowl titles in his first two seasons with New England in 2003 and 2004. Harrison came up big on the biggest stage, with seven interceptions in nine postseason games with the Patriots, including two in Super Bowl XXXIX. His seven postseason interceptions are tied for the third-most in NFL postseason history. In his first two seasons in New England, Harrison was not only the Patriots’ leading tackler each year, but also led all NFL defensive backs in tackles in both seasons. Additionally, he was the leading tackler in the 2003 and 2004 postseasons, while also recording a total of two sacks, six interceptions, seven passes defensed and two forced fumbles in the six games leading to New England’s back-to-back Super Bowl championships. He is the all-time leader in sacks by a defensive back with 30 1/2, including nine during his time with the Patriots. He is the only defensive back in NFL history with 30 sacks and 30 interceptions with eight of those picks coming during his Patriots career. Harrison was voted a team captain in each of his six seasons with the Patriots.