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Former Buckeye star earns franchise honor as one of the best linebackers of the last decade

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots recently announced the 27 members of its 2000s All-Decade Team. Former Ohio State star Mike Vrabel was selected to the team comprised of the greatest Patriots from the franchise’s most successful decade.

Players selected to the 2000s All-Decade team represent a combined 37 Pro Bowl appearances and all but four of the members earned Super Bowl Championships with the Patriots.

Vrabel, chosen as one of two outside linebackers on the All-Decade Team, was a member of all three of the Patriots Super Bowl championship teams. The former Buckeye played in 125 games during his Patriots career from 2001-08. Vrabel, who was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2007, was also noted as one of the NFL’s most versatile players during his time with the Patriots, tallying nine career touchdown receptions on offense.

The All-Decade Team was selected by the New England Patriots Hall of Fame Nomination Committee, a 22-person panel made up of reporters, alumni and staff.

Release courtesy of the New England Patriots