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Jon Morris named to Patriots Hall of Fame

03.27.11 at 11:32 am ET

Jon Morris, a six-time AFL All-Star with the Boston Patriots and the first player to earn a Pro Bowl nod for the New England Patriots following the merger of the AFL and NFL, was named to the Patriots’ Hall of Fame on Sunday.

It was the fourth time on the Hall of Fame ballot for the center, who played for the Patriots from 1964-74. His combined seven All-Star selections rank second in franchise history, trailing only John Hannah (nine). Morris was voted in by the senior committee, which meets every five years to consider candidates who have been retired for at least 25 years.

Morris will be enshrined — at a date to be determined, thanks to the current lockout — with one of the three finalists selected by the Hall of Fame Nomination Committee. The three finalists will be announced on April 15, with fan balloting ending on May 15.

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