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The arrival of Drew Bledsoe to New England in 1993 was the beginning of the revival of the franchise.
NFL training camps are opening up this week and that means football will provide welcome sports relief for a New England area that’s endured a summer of discontent on the baseball field. In that spirit, BST&N looks to the gridiron for its July Vintage Athlete of the Month and honors former Patriots’ quarterback Drew Bledsoe.
Drew Bledsoe played his college football at Washington State. The Cougar program wasn’t particularly renowned when the native all-state quarterback arrived on campus for the 1990 season, but he soon changed that. By his junior year of 1992, Bledsoe had led WSU to an 8-3 record and a subsequent bowl victory over Utah, where he threw for 476 yards. With his tall frame, rifle arm and pedigree of winning at a place that wasn’t at all accustomed to it, the pro scouts were loving Bledsoe, and he opted to declare for the NFL draft and skip his senior season.
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