Selection Process and Committee

Each spring a Hall of Fame committee consisting of mostly media, staff and Patriots alumni gather at Patriot Place to nominate players to be the next Hall inductee. A candidate must be four years removed from his playing/coaching career to be eligible for induction. Committee members are permitted time to nominate a candidate of their choice and explain why that player should be considered. At the end of that process, each committee member votes for his/her top three choices with 5 points for the first choice, 3 for the second and 1 for the third. Those finishing in the top three in points are then placed on the final ballot, which is announced and then voted on by fans via www.patriots.com.

Periodically, a Senior Committee – made up of the 10 most senior members of the selection committee – gathers to consider any player that has been retired 25 or more years who also has been a previous finalist, but not been selected by the fan voting. Center Jon Morris was the first to be inducted after being selected by the Senior Committee in 2011.

The Hall of Fame Selection Committee

Updated each Induction year

Ernie Adams:
Football staff

Ron Borges:
Boston Herald

Gil Santos:
Former radio voice and Hall of Famer

Dick Cerasulo:
Retired from Worcester Telegram and Gazette

Tom Curran:
CSNNE

Jim Donaldson:
Providence Journal

Glen Farley:
Brockton Enterprise

Fred Kirsch:
Patriots Football Newtwork

Ron Hobson:
Retired from The Patriot Ledger

Carlo Imelio:
Retired from Springfield Union News

Bryan Morry:
The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon

Paul Perillo:
Patriots Football Weekly

Chris Price:
WEEI.com

Matt Smith:
Patriots Football Network

Andre Tippett:
Alumni and Hall of Famer

Mark Farinella
Attleboro Sun