Hey Cougs & Drew Bledsoe fans. We need your vote! Former Cougar QB, Drew Bledsoe is up as a first time nominee for the New England Patriots Hall of fame. Voting is open unit May 15, 2011. To vote, simply go to www.patriots.com and the nominees are on the front page. There is also a cool short video to watch as well.
Drew Bledsoe profile courtesy of www.patriots.com
Drew Bledsoe was the first overall pick in the 1993 NFL Draft and for the next eight years was considered the face of the Patriots franchise. During his nine-year Patriots career, he broke the Patriots’ career passing records for attempts (4,518), completions (2,544) and yards (29,657). Bledsoe still holds the Patriots’ single-season passing records for attempts (691) and completions (400) and is the only player in franchise history to pass for over 400 yards multiple times (4). He still holds the NFL record for attempts (70) and completions (45) in a game against Minnesota in 1994 that sparked a seven-game win streak, propelling the Patriots to their first playoff berth in eight years. Bledsoe led the Patriots to the playoffs four times in his first six seasons, helping the team earn back-to-back division titles and three consecutive playoff berths for the first time in franchise history. In 1996, he guided the Patriots to their second AFC Championship in franchise history and a trip to Super Bowl XXXVI. Bledsoe is the only quarterback in NFL history with four seasons of 600+ pass attempts, including three straight from 1994-96 with the Patriots. He is in his first year of Patriots Hall of Fame eligibility.