Which Patriots ILB is your favorite?
Steve NelsonYears: 1974-1987
Stats: Nelson played all of his 14 seasons for the Patriots, racking up 16 fumble recoveries and 17 interceptions for 226 yards. He also had more than 100 tackles in each of nine seasons.
Extras: A three-time Pro Bowler, Nelson was the heart and soul of the Patriots' defense during his tenure and recorded 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, and appears frequently as a football analyst on local television.