(Each day over the next few weeks, during our pre-training camp vacation, ESPNBoston.com will highlight one behind-the-scenes Patriots employee and their role with the club.)
NAME: Jim Whalen
TITLE: Head Athletic Trainer
YEARS WITH PATRIOTS: 11 (1992-93, 2002-present)
YEARS IN NFL: 19
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Director of Rehabilitation (2000-01); Kansas State University, Director of Sports Medicine (1997-99); University of Miami, Assistant Athletic Trainer (1994-96); New England Patriots, Assistant Trainer (1992-93)
EDUCATION: Bridgewater State College (Bachelor’s, Physical Education); University of Miami (Master’s, Sports Medicine)
ROLE: Supervises the evaluation and care of injuries and the treatment and rehabilitation of all players.