Steve Nelson (1993)
A three-time Pro Bowler, Nelson (57) played for the Patriots from 1974 to 1988. In his time with the team, he led the defense in tackles eight times, and recorded more than 100 tackles nine times. The linebacker recorded an unofficial team record of 207 tackles in 1987. After retiring as a player, he coached the Patriots and Curry College. He was voted into the Patriots Hall of Fame in 1993.