The 2014 finalists for induction into the Patriots Hall of Fame have been announced, and fans will have their choice between a couple of corners and a coach.
A 20-person nomination committee selected Raymond Clayborn, Ty Law and Bill Parcells as this year's finalists for induction into the Hall. Fans now have until May 15 to vote on Patriots.com for the nominee they deem most deserving.
The inductees of the last two years -- Troy Brown and Tedy Bruschi -- each have three Super Bowl rings, making Law, another key cog for the Super Bowl XXXVI, XXXVIII and XXXIX winners, likely the odds-on favorite to earn induction this year.
The four-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro was without a doubt one of the game's best corners during his 10 seasons (1995-2004) with the Patriots, helping to allow both Bill Belichick's and Parcells' defenses in those years to be among the game's stoutest. Law shares the franchise record for interceptions with Clayborn (36).
Though Law left the Patriots to continue his career with the Jets, Chiefs and Broncos, he has long remained a fan favorite in New England. He is still a visible member in the community in part because of his work as an analyst for Comcast SportsNet New England, where he appears as a frequent contributor.
It is both Law and Clayborn's first time on the ballot. Parcells was a finalist in 2011 and 2012.