Willie McGinest attended the Univ. of Southern California where he played football for the Trojans and started every game at weakside defensive end. During his four years, he earned all-conference honors three times, was a Lombardi Award finalist and earned All-American and All-Pac-10 conference honors. He ended his college career with 29 sacks and 193 tackles, after which he was was selected in the first round (fourth overall) by the Patriots during the 1994 NFL draft. McGinest is largely credited as being a cornerstone of New England’s success in winning the Super Bowl in 2001, 2003 and 2004. A 2-time Pro Bowl player, McGinest also holds NFL records for most sacks in a game (4.5) and most career postseason sacks (16). McGinest retired in 2008, after which he was inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame in 2015.
Nick Mangold is a former NFL Center. He played college football at Ohio State, and was drafted by the New York Jets in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft, where he played through 2016 before retiring. Mangold was a seven-time Pro Bowl selection with the Jets, and was considered to be among the best at his position during his NFL Tenure. Mangold was also a 2x All-Pro First Team Selection and is widely considered to be a future Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee. Known for his outgoing personality and big beard, Mangold remains a fan favorite to this day.
Wade Boggs: From the most famous rivalry in sports to the Hall of Fame
- May 6, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm