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New England cuts team captain
WAX2003090396- FOXBORO, Mass., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The New England Patriots have released Pro Bowl safety and team captain Lawyer Milloy less than a week before the start of the season. Milloy, 29, started 106 consecutive games going back to his rookie year, when the Patroits won the AFC championship. He led the team in tackles in 2001when New England won the Super Bowl. Last season, Milloy had only 91 tackles with no sacks, no interceptions and no forced fumbles. rlw/bg/Handout UPI
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Lawyer Milloy (born November 14, 1973 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American football strong safety who is currently a free agent of the National Football League. Milloy was a member of the Patriots Super Bowl XXXVI championship team .

Milloy attended Lincoln (Tacoma, WA) High School and excelled in football, baseball and basketball. He earned Parade All-American honors his senior year after rushing for 1,056 yards and 15 touchdowns as a tailback and intercepting seven passes as a safety, and was a three-time All-Narrows League choice and was considered the top prep prospect in the state his senior year. Milloy was drafted by the Cleveland Indians as a pitching prospect out of high school and lettered three seasons in baseball at the University of Washington . Also was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 19th round of the 1995 MLB Draft . In 1994, he played baseball on a Washington team that played Georgia Tech in the College World Series regional finals, that team featured current Red Sox Jason Varitek and Dodger Nomar Garciaparra .

He attended the University of Washington ,where was one of the dominant defenders in the Pac-10 as a junior , starting all year at free safety and leading the team in tackles for the second consecutive season with 115 stops in addition to tallying 3 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery and one interception. In 1995, earned Parade All-American honors and first-team All-American honors by Associated Press, Walter Camp, UPI , the American Football Coaches Association, the Football Writers Association and the Football News . Milloy was a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award , also earned first-team All Pac-10 honors.He was the only sophomore in the Pac-10 to earn all-conference honors as he led the team and finished third in the Pac-10 with 106 tackles (67 solos), he became the first Husky defensive back to lead the team in tackles since Tony Bonwell , recorded 142 tackles in 1972 , also credited with an interception, 2 forced fumbles and 1 recovery.

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