What’s New with Garin Veris

In January, former Patriot Garin Veris spoke to an audience of 100 at The Chilton Club in Boston. Garin spoke to the members about his Patriots career and life beyond the game. The Chilton Club was founded in 1910 by ten prominent women from Boston. They wanted a club in Boston, patterned on the Colony Club in New York, that was more “interesting and exciting” than existing social club options for women at the time. The new club was to be a genial, graceful retreat in the city, featuring restaurants, bedrooms, an assembly room, and a library. The ten founders soon expanded in number to forty-three Charter members. Invitations were extended and approximately three hundred ladies became the first members of the Chilton Club.

The Club has a storied past and has had as members many women who have occupied important roles in the City of Boston as philanthropists, artists, academics, and professionals. Its records reflect the history and social development of Boston during the 20th and 21st century.

Today the Club promotes friendship and provides opportunities for shared social, intellectual and cultural pursuits. It remains an active social club for both women and men.

In February, Patriots alum Garin Veris addressed an audience of over 200 Boys and Girls Club of Boston’s administrative staff on the subject of diversity, equity and inclusion for their Professional Development Day. There are 11 Boys and Girls Clubs in the Boston area with over 14,00 youth served and 175 community partners.

Pats From The Past Podcast

In late 2019, the Patriots organization created another podcast series called ‘Pats from the Past’. It features in-depth conversations with some of the greatest Patriots players. The podcast is hosted by Matt Smith (Sr. Executive Producer), and the Bryan Morry (Executive Director of the Patriots Hall of Fame, presented by Raytheon). Combined these men have nearly forty years of experience in the organization to expertly tap into the players and their unique insights.

As of April 2020, Matt & Bryan have interviewed:

  • Rodney Harrison
  • Kevin Faulk
  • Dan Koppen
  • Rob Ninkovich
  • Andre Tippett
  • Steve Nelson
  • Tedy Bruschi
  • Ty Law
  • Scott Zolak


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Max Lane Volunteers for #Food4Vets

What’s new with Max Lane?

The Kraft family, the New England Patriots Foundation and the Revolution Charitable Foundation have teamed with the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation (MMSF) to provide meals to active duty military, veterans and their families who have limited access to food due to the coronavirus. (View full article here: https://bit.ly/2Vu8XEv)

Max Lane, along with a few other former Patriots, has been volunteering since day 1.

Houston (Tony) George

Position: Safety
Height: 5’11 Weight: 205
Yrs/Pat: 2
School: University of Florida
Born: Aug 10, 1975 Cincinnati, Ohio

Career Highlights:

  • The Patriots drafted George 91st overall in the 1999 NFL Draft and he played for the Patriots in 1999 and 2000.
  • During his two-season NFL career, he appeared in thirty-one games.
  • George saw time in non regular season games with the Patriots and Panthers in 2001, Titans in
  • 2002 and went to training camp with the Edmonton Eskimos in 2003.


  • During 1995-1998, he played football at the University of Florida.
  • He was named First team all SEC in his senior year.

Personal Highlights:

  • He started his own company, H.E.A.T. Pro Fitness.
  • He is a certified trainer, certified strength and conditioning specialist, and AFAA. George has started his own foundation, Patriotic Mentoring, to assist with mentoring and developing youth and young adults.
  • George lives in Fort Mill, South Carolina. He is the father of three, two daughters and one son.

Lin Dawson

87 Lin Dawson Tight End

Height: 6’2 Weight: 240

Yrs/Pat: 1981-1990

School: North Carolina State

Born: June 24, 1959 Norfolk, VA

Career Highlights

  • Lin won the team’s Ed Block Courage award in 1987 for recovering from an injury in 1986, where he spent the whole season on the IR due to a knee injury
  • Had the best season of his career in 1984, where he caught 39 passes for 427 yards and four touchdowns.
  • In his time with the Patriots, Dawson had 117 catches for 1233 yards and eight touchdowns.


  • He played all 44 games with the NC State Wolfpack.
  • Dawson finished collegiate career as the school’s ninth all-time receiver
  • He caught 11 passes for 116 yards with 1 TD as a senior…even though the Wolfpack ran a heavily run-focused offense.
  • He finished second on the reception list with 15 catches for 201 yards and one TD in 1979, the year NC State won the ACC championship.

Personal highlights

  • Lin spends off-seasons traveling across the Eastern Seaboards and educating students with SADD (Students Against Drunk Driving) and the “Say No To Drugs” campaign.
  • He is involved in many charities (Friends of Wrentham, Jimmy Fund, and Multiple Sclerosis in North and South Carolina).

Honor Jackson

29 Honor Jackson Defensive Back
Height: 6’2 Weight: 191
Yrs/Pat: 2
School: Pacific University
Born: Nov 21, 1948 Gaffney, North Carolina

Career Highlights

  • Honor was drafted by Dallas in 1971.
  • He retired right away, but decided to make his come back. The team that gave him his opportunity was New England.
  • Honor showed his great hitting ability as a safety for the Patriots.
  • He finished the 1972 season with 4 interceptions in 133 yards.


  • He started his college career at the College of Marin.
  • Eventually, he made the transfer to the University of the Pacific. Here, he lettered in both track and football.
  • Playing wide receiver, Honor caught 74 passes for 1236 yards at Pacific. On the track, he showcased his 4.6 speed as a sprinter.

Where Is He Now?

  • Honor Jackson lives in Santa Rosa, California.
  • He is the director of two youth mentoring programs and on board of a third.
  • The first program, Fence at the Top, has tutoring, bible study, mentoring, sports camps, college workshops and college tours.
  • The second program looks more at the mental health of our youth.
  • The third, Rites of Passage, teaches teens everything from workshops, how to balance a check book, time management, team building, college preparation, career readiness, community service, wellness, nutrition, and more.

Read Across America Day

Former Patriot, Pete Brock, stopped into read to Whelan Elementary School’s 4th and 5th grade classrooms to help celebrate Read Across America Day 2020. There were 80 North Providence, RI students who all had a chance to meet Pete and ask him questions.


“The kids had a great time and enjoyed hearing about Pete and having him read to them. We truly appreciate Pete being able to visit our students, it was a great experience.” – Cristina Grasso




Garin Veris joins Foran Realty Group

Dennis, MA – Foran Realty Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Garin Veris to its Marketing Team.
Veris was a member of the New England Patriots for seven seasons. He was a member of the Patriots 1985 AFC championship team and played in Super Bowl XX. Veris was also named to the Patriots All Decade Team for the 1980’s and he still holds the record for a Patriots Rookie with 10 sacks.
A graduate of Stanford University, he received his Juris Doctorate from Boston College Law School. He also holds a Massachusetts Real Estate Salesperson License.
“Garin is well known throughout the Country for his Community Involvement” commented Patrick Foran, Foran Realty President. “He has served on numerous Community Boards including the Boston Strategic Crime Council, created by the late Mayor Menino, The New England Sports Museum, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Seacoast New Hampshire and Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans to cite just a few”. Veris was named the New England Patriots Alumni/Charitable Foundation Volunteer of the Year in 2018. He has been a regular volunteer at Dream Day on Cape Cod for many years.
Over the past 18 years Veris has served in various management capacities at both the collegiate and high school levels.
“We are most excited to have Garin join our growing Team. His strong work ethic and his on-going commitment to the Community is most consistent with our Corporate Culture” Foran added.
A resident of Yarmouth Port, Veris will work out of the Dennis Village office of Foran Realty.

About Foran Realty

Founded in 2005 by Patrick Foran, the Foran Realty Group is a full service Real Estate Boutique that combines Yesterday’s “ old fashioned” personal customer service with the utilization of the most up to date technology to fulfill all of the individual and unique real estate needs of our valued clients. We are a client Centric Organization ensuring our Clients best interests are our top priority. Foran Realty offers Residential and Commercial sales as well as Vacation Rental Management and Property Management Services.

Foran Realty is Cape Cod’s Premiere locally owned and operated Real Estate Firm. As an independent firm we pride ourselves on the exceptional level of details provided to our clients. Our foundation continues to be providing Extraordinary Personalized Customer Service to our Valued Clients. Patrick Foran is personally involved with every transaction that that the firm is involved with.

At Foran Realty, the Corporate Mantra is “We love the Cape and Show it!” Talent, Experience and Vision separate us from the competition.

Press release supplied by Patrick Foran.

Dante Scarnecchia to Retire

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced today that offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia will retire after 36 seasons in the NFL, including 34 seasons with the organization (1982-88, 1991-2013, 2016-19). Scarnecchia closes the coaching chapter of his career spanning five decades and five Super Bowl championships.

“Dante Scarnecchia has been unbelievable in every way. As a coach, he was extraordinarily talented at teaching his players and bringing the most out of each of them,” said Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft. “Dante put everything he had into helping his players achieve their maximum potential — the mark of a great coach. His contributions to our team and to the game of football are unprecedented over the last four decades. Yet even more remarkable is the impact Dante has had on countless players, coaches and staff members who have walked through our doors. He modeled the principles he believed in through his hard work, diligence and integrity. He held himself accountable. He trained alongside his players. He treated everyone with respect. There truly is no way to sum up the incredible career he’s had, the positive impact he’s made on our franchise or how much he will be missed. We are forever grateful for Dante and wish him the absolutely best in his next chapter, along with his lovely wife Susan and his family. The New England Patriots are better because of Dante Scarnecchia, and he will always have a home with us.”

Scarnecchia was the longest-tenured NFL coach in 2019 and owns the most coaching seasons in New England Patriots history. The last NFL coach to garner at least 30 seasons with one team was Dick Hoak, who spent an NFL-record 35 seasons as an assistant with Pittsburgh. Since entering the NFL in 1982, Scarnecchia has spent all but four seasons (1989-90, 2014-15) with the Patriots. He was an offensive line coach for the Indianapolis Colts from 1989-90 and briefly retired for two seasons from 2014-15.

“It was a privilege to coach with Dante for so long,” said Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. “I knew that long before his initial retirement and throughout a second act of continued excellence. Dante is among the very best assistant coaches ever.”

Scarnecchia has been on the Patriots coaching staff for 22 of the franchise’s 27 playoff seasons and has coached in 49 of the 58 playoff games in team history, including 10 of the team’s 11 Super Bowl appearances.

Scarnecchia coached the offensive line for 19 seasons for the Patriots, a position he coached for 32 of his 48 seasons in the coaching profession. He originally joined the Patriots and made his NFL coaching debut in 1982. He coached the Patriots tight ends and specials teams for seven seasons (1982-88) before moving to Indianapolis in 1989. After two seasons (1989-90) as the Colts offensive line coach, he re-joined the Patriots in 1991. After two seasons as a tight ends and special teams coach on Dick MacPherson’s staff, Scarnecchia was appointed special assistant on Bill Parcells’ staff from 1993-94, which was re-defined as defensive assistant from 1995-96. He resumed special teams responsibilities on Pete Carroll’s staff in 1997 before being named the offensive line coach in 1999. When Belichick was named the Patriots head coach in 2000, he made Scarnecchia his assistant head coach/offensive line coach, positions he held for 14 seasons, including each of the Patriots first three Super Bowl Championship teams.

He began his coaching career in 1970 as the offensive line coach at California Western University. His coaching career led him to Iowa State (1973-74), Southern Methodist (1975-76), Pacific (1977-78), Northern Arizona (1979) and back to Southern Methodist (1980-81) before entering the NFL ranks as a member of Ron Meyer’s staff in 1982.


Press release supplied by New England Patriots.

NEAMA Christmas meeting

On Dec 19, 2019 Max Lane joined NEAMA for their Christmas meeting. NEAMA is a collection organization of Banks & Credit Unions around New England. After arriving, Max greeted many of the attendees while enjoying the hors d’oeuvres. Following their short business meeting, Max was invited on stage to share his story and experiences.

NEAMA’s feedback was that many people enjoyed Max’s speech and appreciated him sharing his NFL experiences the way he did.



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