The New England Patriots have extended a rookie mini-camp invitation to the son of a franchise legend.
Rhode Island defensive back Coby Tippett, the son of former Patriots Hall of Fame linebacker Andre Tippett, will participate in the event, which is reportedly slated for May 13-16 at Gillette Stadium.
A native of Sharon, Massachusetts, the 5-foot-11, 195-pound Tippett played safety and returned punts for URI after beginning his career at Towson. In 2021, he finished with 40 tackles, one interception, six pass break ups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
Tippett also returned 18 punts for 226 yards and one touchdown in 2021. For his efforts, he was named first-team All-CAA as a punt returner and third-team all-conference as a defensive back.
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Tippett’s father Andre was a second-round pick for the Patriots out of Iowa in 1982. He played 11 seasons with the team, making five Pro Bowls and earning first team All-Pro twice.
A member of the New England Patriots Hall of Fame and 1980s All-Decade Team, Tippett was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2008.
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