Hall adds Ridley Shoes, Brady football
9/17/12 2:00 PM
With BenJarvus Green-Ellis off to Cleveland and Shane Vereen injured during training camp, the competition at running back dwindled some this summer, but that didn’t stop second-year running back Stevan Ridley from putting forth his best effort to win the job. If the first two weeks of the 2012 season are any indication, Ridley is set on keeping it.
In the season opener at Tennessee, Ridley notched his first career 100-yard rushing game, carrying 21 times for 125 yards and his second career touchdown. It was his career best for carries and yards. His Under Armor cleats used in that game are now on display in the Building Blocks exhibit at The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon.
He followed up his impressive season opening performance with an 18-carry, 71-yard effort against a stingy Cardinals defense.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, meanwhile, continues to assault Patriots and NFL record books. Brady is already the team’s all-time passing yard leader, but he eclipsed the 40,000-yard mark in the season-opening win over the Titans. He entered needing 21 yards and reached the feat on a 28-yard strike to tight end Rob Gronkowski.
In Week 2 against the Cardinals, Brady threw for 316 yards in a losing effort but moved past Johnny Unitas into 13th
place on the NFL’s all-time passing yards list. His 40,531 career yards leave him 20 yards shy of his childhood idol, Joe Montana, for 12th
The football he used to eclipse the 40,000-yard mark is now also on display at The Hall.