With training camp near, we took a closer look at the characteristics of the Patriots’ roster.
What college program has the most players on the team? What about college conference? Who is the shortest? The biggest?
We included the 90 players on the active roster and one player who is on injured reserve to come up with some fast facts about the team.
Here’s what we found:
Average age: 25.4
Average height: 6-2
Average weight: 247.3
Tallest: Offensive linemen Nate Solder and Conor McDermott are listed at 6-8.
Shortest: Defensive back Will Likely and receiver Andrew Hawkins are listed at 5-7.
Oldest: Tom Brady will be 40 in August.
Youngest: Twenty players are 23 years old.
Heaviest: Alan Branch is listed at 350 pounds.
Lightest: Likely is listed at 175 pounds.
Collective height: End to end, all 91 players are 562 feet long, nearly two football fields.
Collective weight: Together, the players weight 11.25 tons, the equivalent of a small fleet of cars.
College programs: Twenty-two players from a Big Ten program are on the roster, the most from one conference. The SEC has 21 players on the roster followed by 14 from a Pac 12 program, and six from a Big 12 program. Arizona State and Arkansas each have four players on the roster, the most from one program.
Position breakdown: Defensive backs (19), offensive linemen (17), defensive linemen (14), linebackers (10), receivers (10), running backs (7), tight ends (6), quarterbacks (3), fullbacks (2), long snapper (1), punter (1), kicker (1).
Of those position groups, the defensive linemen on average are the youngest group (24.2) and the quarterbacks are the oldest group (29.3). The offensive linemen are the tallest at nearly 6-5 and the running backs are the shortest at nearly 5-11. The offensive linemen are the heaviest (307.8) and the receivers are the lightest (197.8).
Highest paid this season (total cap figure): Tom Brady ($14 million).
Lowest paid this season: 24 players of the 91 have a cap figure of $465,000.
Players making seven figures this season (total cap figure): 36.
Hometown state breakdown: California and Texas have the most players on the roster with 10. Florida is next with nine, followed by Georgia with six.
Farthest from home: Receiver Julian Edelman, from Woodside, Calif., is more than 3,100 miles from home.
Closest to home: Closest to home: Linebacker Trevor Bates went to high school in Westbrook, Maine, which is about 158 miles from Foxborough.