Former Patriot Tom Addison dies

Updated: June 15, 2011, 6:57 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

Linebacker Tom Addison, one of the franchise's original members who played for the New England Patriots from 1960-1967, died Tuesday at his home in Bluffton, S.C. He was 75.

Addison was selected to the Patriots' first all-decade team by a fan ballot in 1971. He earned All-AFL honors in 1960 (before an All-Star game was formed), followed by four consecutive trips to the AFL All-Star game (1961-64). He was also a Sporting News All-League player in 1963 and 1964.

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