- Cancer survivor
Joe Andruzzi is a man who is highly regarded not only for his play on the field, but off of it as well. A three-time Super Bowl champion with New England, Andruzzi started 103 games over 9 seasons and was a crucial part of the Patriots’ offensive front during their Super Bowl run.
Andruzzi is also a cancer survivor helps families cope with a diagnosis emotionally and financially, as well as funding research in pediatric brain cancer.
|1997:||In 1997, Andruzzi was picked up as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Green Bay Packers.|
|2000:||He was then signed by the New England Patriots in 2000, where he played five seasons and earned three Super Bowl rings.|
|2001:||In 2001, Andruzzi and his wife, Jen, were introduced to C.J. Buckley, who had an inoperable brain tumor.|
|2005:||Andruzzi became a free agent in February 2005 and was signed by the Cleveland Browns.|
|2007:||On May 30, 2007, Andruzzi was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Burkitt’s lymphoma, predicted to double in size in just 24 hours.|
|2013:||On April 15, 2013, Andruzzi’s foundation was hosting an event at a business on Boylston Street in Boston when the Boston Marathon bombing occurred.|