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Ty Law

Ty Law on the HBO documentary Hard Knocks.
Kansas City ChiefsNo. 24
Cornerback
Date of Birth: February 10, 1974 (1974-02-10) (age 33)
Place of Birth: Aliquippa, Pennsylvania Flag of the United States
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
National Football League Debut
1995 for the New England Patriots
Career Highlights and Awards
Career History
College: Michigan
NFL Draft: 1995 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23
 Teams:
Stats at NFL.com

Tajuan "Ty" Law (born February 10, 1974 in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania) is an American football cornerback who currently plays with the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 446 pixelsFull resolution (843 × 470 pixel, file size: 408 KB, MIME type: image/png) Screenshot taken from episode 1 of HBOs Hard Knocks: Training Camp With The Kansas City Chiefs. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... Hard Knocks is a reality sports documentary television series produced by NFL Films and HBO. The series follows a select National Football League team in its team training camp and provides an in-depth perspective of the teams preparation for the upcoming season. ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, white and yellow Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League... In team sports, the squad number, shirt number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players uniform. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Aliquippa is a city in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States and is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The 1995 NFL season was the 76th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (U of M, UM or simply Michigan) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Michigan, and one of the foremost universities in the United States. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1995 NFL Draft There were 32 picks on the first round of this draft due to the new expansion teams, the Carolina Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars, receiving 2 first-round picks. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, white and yellow Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League... is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Aliquippa is a city in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States and is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, white and yellow Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League... NFL redirects here. ...

Contents

College career

Law had a three-year stint at the University of Michigan where he lettered three years in a row (1992-94), earned first-team All-American honors from Walter Camp as a senior and was a two-time unanimous All-Big Ten Conference selection. The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (U of M, UM or simply Michigan) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Michigan, and one of the foremost universities in the United States. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Walter Chauncey Camp (April 7, 1859 – March 14, 1925) was a sports writer and football coach known as the Father of American Football. Along with John Heisman, Amos Alonzo Stagg, Glenn Scobey Warner, and George Halas, Camp was one of the most significant people in the history of American football. ... For other uses of the term Big Ten see Big Ten (disambiguation) The Big Ten Conference is the United States oldest Division I college athletic conference. ...


Professional career

New England Patriots

He was drafted 23rd overall in the first round of the 1995 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots where he spent the majority of his career. In 1998 Law earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl. That year he led the league with 9 interceptions, the first time any New England Patriot had led the league in interceptions. The 1995 NFL Draft There were 32 picks on the first round of this draft due to the new expansion teams, the Carolina Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars, receiving 2 first-round picks. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... The New England Patriots finished the National Football Leagues 1998 season with a record of nine wins and seven losses, and finished fourth in the AFC East division. ... The 1999 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 7, 1999 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... In Canadian or American football, an interception occurs when a quarterbacks pass is caught by a player on the opposing team. ...


Law earned his first Super Bowl ring with the Patriots in 2001. In Super Bowl XXXVI, Law intercepted a Kurt Warner pass and returned it 47 yards for a touchdown, the first points of the game for the Patriots, who eventually won the game 20-17. The Super Bowl Ring is an award in the National Football League given to players and coaches of the team that wins the leagues annual championship game, the Super Bowl. ... The New England Patriots finished the National Football Leagues 2001 season with a record of eleven wins and five losses, and finished tied for first in the AFC East division. ... Date February 3, 2002 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Tom Brady, Quarterback (New England) Favorite Rams by 14 National anthem Mariah Carey Coin toss George H. W. Bush and Roger Staubach Referee Bernie Kukar Halftime show U2 Attendance 72,922 TV in the United States Network FOX... Kurtis Eugene Warner (born June 22, 1971, Burlington, Iowa) is a professional American football quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals. ...


Law was voted to the Pro Bowl for the second consecutive year and for the fourth time in his career after the 2003 season. In 2003, Law was part of a record-breaking Patriots defense that led the NFL in four key categories: opponents’ points per game (14.9), opponents’ passer rating (56.2), interceptions (29) and passing touchdowns surrendered (11). Law's physical play against some of the game's best receivers prompted the NFL to more strictly enforce the five-yard illegal contact rule on defensive backs after the 2003 season. These enforcement changes, heavily pushed by Indianapolis Colts GM Bill Polian, are sometimes referred to as the "Ty Law Rule.[citation needed]" In the AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts, Law intercepted 3 passes from Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, assisting his team to a 24-14 win and their second Super Bowl appearance in 3 years, where they defeated the Carolina Panthers 32-29. The New England Patriots finished the National Football Leagues 2003 season with a record of fourteen wins and two losses, and finished first in the AFC East division. ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Other nicknames The Horseshoes Team colors Speed Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue [2] League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East... Bill Polian is the President of the Indianapolis Colts NFL team. ... The AFC Championship Game is one of the two semi-final matches of the National Football League, the largest professional American football league in the United States. ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Other nicknames The Horseshoes Team colors Speed Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue [2] League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East... Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana)[1] is an American football quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts NFL franchise. ... Date February 1, 2004 Stadium Reliant Stadium City Houston, Texas MVP Tom Brady, Quarterback Favorite Patriots by 7 National anthem Beyoncé Coin toss Earl Campbell, Ollie Matson, Don Maynard, Y.A. Tittle, Mike Singletary, Gene Upshaw Referee Ed Hochuli Halftime show Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Outkast, P. Diddy, Kid Rock... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Law earned his third Super Bowl ring with the Patriots in 2004, but missed the final 9 games of the season and all three of the Patriots' playoff games due to a foot injury. The New England Patriots finished the National Football Leagues 2004 season with a record of fourteen wins and two losses, and finished first in the AFC East division. ... The NFL playoffs following the 2004 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXXIX. // at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington Game time: 4:30 p. ...


New York Jets

On February 25, 2005, Law was released by the Patriots due to his $12,551,000 cap salary[citation needed]. The Patriots saved $9,849,997 on the 2005 salary cap. On August 8, 2005, Law agreed to a three-year, $18 million deal with the New York Jets[citation needed]. is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The New England Patriots finished the National Football Leagues 2005 season with a record of ten wins and six losses, and finished first in the AFC East division. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference...


Law amassed a career-high 10 interceptions and was the only Jet voted into the Pro Bowl (Jonathan Vilma was named to the Pro Bowl as well, but that was due to an injury to Miami's Zach Thomas, not by means of popular vote by the fans). On December 26, 2005, Law returned an interception 74 yards for a touchdown against the Patriots. Law was released by the New York Jets on February 22, 2006 as the Jets were a projected $30 million over the salary cap for 2006[citation needed]. Law was due to make $7.6 million for 2006[citation needed]. Jonathan Polynice Vilma (born April 16, 1982 in Coral Gables, Florida) is an American football player who currently plays middle linebacker for the New York Jets of the NFL. He is one of several NFL players of Haitian descent. ... Zachary Michael Thomas (born September 1, 1973, in Pampa, Texas) is an American football player for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League; Thomas is a linebacker, and has been with Miami for the eleven seasons he has been in the NFL. He has been selected to the Pro... The 2006 New York Jets season began with the team trying to improve on their 4-12 record in 2005. ...


Kansas City Chiefs

On July 25, Law passed his physical with the Chiefs and signed a five-year deal worth $30 million[1]. Law reunited with coach Herman Edwards, whom Law had played under in the 2005 season hoping to strengthen the Jets' defense. Law had originally shown interest in Kansas City in the 2005 offseason but was then considered too expensive for the Chiefs organization to sign, therefore he signed with the Jets[citation needed] is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Herman Lee Herm Edwards, Jr. ... The 2005 New York Jets season was the 46th season for the team, and the 36th in the National Football League. ...


In the Chiefs' 2006 playoff loss against the Indianapolis Colts, Law intercepted 2 passes from Peyton Manning. This set the NFL postseason record for most postseason interceptions (5) ever recorded by one player against one quarterback[citation needed]. The National Football League playoffs for the 2006 season will lead up to Super Bowl XLI, which will be played at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on February 4, 2007. ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Other nicknames The Horseshoes Team colors Speed Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue [2] League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East...


Trivia

  • Law has one daughter Taija and a son, Tajuan Jr[citation needed]
  • Law's home in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida was featured on MTV Cribs[citation needed].
  • Law owns a table built from the engine of a passenger plane[citation needed].

Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Fort Lauderdale, known as the Venice of America, is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... The old MTV Cribs logo MTV Cribs is a reality television program on MTV that features tours of the houses and mansions of celebrities. ...

Notes and references

  1. ^ Law ready to secure Chiefs secondary ESPN.com. Accessed 22 July 2007.

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