Patriots legend Rodney Harrison discusses being voted into team’s Hall of Fame
Although beginning his professional career as a member of the San Diego Chargers, longtime NFL safety Rodney Harrison quickly became a New England Patriots legend by the end of his career. As a result of his time with the Patriots, Harrison officially became the 29th member of the franchise’s Hall of Fame, the team announced on Monday.
It is also worth noting that Harrison was elected to the prestigious club through a fan vote after initially being tabbed as a 2019 finalist alongside former Patriots defensive lineman Richard Seymour and former Patriots linebacker Mike Vrabel, who is now the head coach of the Tennessee Titans.
“When you get a chance to see a person for who they are,” Harrison recently told Mike Reiss of ESPN. “They’re not going on reputation. They’re going by all the blood and everything I’ve poured my heart out on that field. That’s what I love.”
A versatile defender during his playing days, Harrison infamously helped lead the Patriots to back-to-back Super Bowl titles to begin what would become a six-year stint in New England. His time in New England ultimately came to an end with his retirement from the league following the 2008-09 campaign. He originally landed with the Patriots as a free agent in 2003.
Not only that, but Harrison is notably the only defensive back in the history of the NFL to produce at least 30 sacks and 30 interceptions over the course of a career with exactly 15 of those picks coming during his time with the Patriots.