Wide receiver Troy Brown will be the 2012 inductee into the New England Patriots' Hall of Fame, the team announced Monday.
Brown will be inducted in a ceremony outside Gillette Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 15, the day before the Patriots' regular season home opener against the Cardinals.
The winner of a five-week fan vote (April 25-May 31), Brown becomes the 18th player and 19th member of the team's hall of fame. It was Brown's first year of eligibility.
Brown had a 15-year career with the Patriots, beginning in 1993, when he was an eighth-round draft pick. He retired following the 2007 season as the Patriots' all-time leading receiver with 557 career receptions. Brown also retired ranked second in franchise history with 6,366 career receiving yards.
Other finalists for induction, selected by a 17-person nominating committee in April, were head coach Bill Parcells and safety Fred Marion.