Played entire 13 year career with the Patriots, and won 3 Super Bowl titles then later became an ESPN analyst.
He was a talented basketballer, footballer, and shot putter in high school.
He won the Ed Block Courage Award twice, he also returned to the NFL after suffering a mild stroke.
He married Heidi Bomberger in June of 1997 after having met as athletes at the University of Arizona.
He helped anchor the defense while Tom Brady ran the offence for the dominant New England Patriots in the early 2000s.