Ty Law picks childhood friend as HOF presenter

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Ty Law has announced his choice of presenter for the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Canton, Ohio next month.

Many players choose former coaches or teammates to speak on their behalf, but Law chose someone who knew him long before he suited up for Michigan, the Patriots, the Jets, the Chiefs or the Broncos.

Law chose his childhood friend Byron “Book” Washington. Washington grew up with Law in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania and moved to Ann Arbor to room with Law during Law’s final college season after the corner’s initial roommate moved out.

“My best friend in the world, like a biological twin brother, from when we were 1 year old,” Law said, via ESPN.com. “We grew up across the street from one another. Any experience that I had, closer to anyone in my life, he knows everything — all the good, where all the bones are buried. That’s my guy through thick and thin. If my grandfather was alive and here, it would be a no-brainer, as far as the impact in my life, but I couldn’t think of anyone else who knows me like Byron does.”

Law will enter the Hall of Fame along with Champ Bailey, Pat Bowlen, Gil Brandt, Tony Gonzalez, Kevin Mawae, Ed Reed and Johnny Robinson.

15 responses to “Ty Law picks childhood friend as HOF presenter

  1. “Just one presenter? They should let him pick 6.”

    Now that’s funny. Ty Law and Ed Reed, the 2 best DBs of their generation going into the hall together. Quite fitting.

    Law gave Manning absolute fits, Reed did the same to Brady.

  2. Now that’s funny. Ty Law and Ed Reed, the 2 best DBs of their generation going into the hall together. Quite fitting

    Charles Woodson was the best DB of Ty Law and Ed Reed’s generation or any generation for that matter.

  3. If he hadn’t played for 3 other teams, the Pats would have brought him down in terms of non-legit no integrity franchises. He deserves to be in.

  4. SWFLPC.INC says:
    July 1, 2019 at 1:02 pm
    I remember when Ty had more completions from Peyton Manning in the AFCCG than Marvin Harrison

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    Harrison and Isaac Bruce called Law the toughest CB they ever faced. Not bailey or Woodson. There is a reason for that.

  5. Harrison and Isaac Bruce called Law the toughest CB they ever faced. Not bailey or Woodson. There is a reason for that.

    Woodson is the only DB ever with 20+ sacks and 60+ INT’s, there’s a reason for that. Not to mention the only defensive player to win the Heisman. 🐐

  6. Krombopulos Michael says:
    July 1, 2019 at 5:54 pm
    Harrison and Isaac Bruce called Law the toughest CB they ever faced. Not bailey or Woodson. There is a reason for that.

    Woodson is the only DB ever with 20+ sacks and 60+ INT’s, there’s a reason for that. Not to mention the only defensive player to win the Heisman. 🐐

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    moving to safety helped woodson, but he was disappointing early on with the raiders

    ty law was a pure cb and no one really threw at him hence why he didn’t have 60 ints

    arguably the best postseason cb ever

  7. aarons444 says:
    July 1, 2019 at 12:12 pm
    Belongs in the Pats Hall of Fame, not the NFL HOF.

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    That’s your unbiased opinion? Good thing for Law the voters though differently.

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