Steve Grogan was a model of toughness and longevity during his 16-year playing career for the New England Patriots football team. He played quarterback in 149 games from 1975-1990, rushing for an NFL-record 12 touchdowns in 1976 and for 35 during his career. Grogan led the 1976 team to the AFC Championship game and helped lead the Patriots to their first AFC Championship in 1985.
Grogan ranks among the leaders in team history in nearly every passing category. Despite playing quarterback, he was still revered as one of the hardest hitters and toughest players ever to take the field for the Patriots. Grogan was inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame in 1995 after devoting portions of three decades to the club.