Height: 6’5 Weight: 275
Acquired: D-1b 1976
Major: Environmental Biology
Born: Jul 14, 1954 Portland OR
- During his collegiate career as a Collegiate All American, he was a Hula Bowl All Star and Chicago Tribune College All Star. After his college playing days were over — in 1989 he was selected for Colorado’s Team of the Century.
- Certainly the Patriots took notice and drafted Pete in the first round of the 1976 draft.
- The honors continued during his 12-year career (10 as a starter)
- 1979 Unsung Hero Award
- 1984 Jim Lee Hunt Award
- 1985 Ed Block Memorial Courage Award (NFL)
- 1986 Miller Lite NFL Lineman of the Year
- Finally, the readers of Patriots Football Weekly selected Pete for their Patriots Team of the Century at his center position.
- In 1978, he was part of a unit that led the way to the NFL single season rushing record which still stands today.
- Among the many accolades bestowed on Pete was being named to the Patriots All Decade Team for the eighties, being inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame.
- Since we never hear much from offensive linemen when they’re playing, it’s safe to say now that Pete Brock is on the radio (WBCN) every Sunday the Patriots play, we know more about him as a Patriots alumnus than we did when he was a player.
- Make no mistake, however, in the football world, Pete was known as one of the best linemen around.
- He grew up in Portland, Oregon and attended Jesuit High School there. He excelled on the gridiron making the Oregon All State squad two years and being selected to the Parade Magazine High School All American list.
- Always a lover of the outdoors, he opted for the University of Colorado in Boulder where he majored in Environmental Biology and minored in History. The honors continued
- Since football, Pete has been in involved in a variety of businesses including the Research and Development division of Nike and as founder and president of Frontline Technologies, Inc., a systems integration and custom software development company that was later acquired by CheckFree Investment Services.
- In addition to serving as President of the New England Patriots Alumni Club, he’s been the pre- and post-game analyst for WBCN’s Patriots broadcasts since 1996.
- In 2001, he filled in for Gino Cappelletti as color analyst during the games while Gino was recuperating from surgery.
- Pete has four children, Stephanie, John, Shannon and Joshua.
- “I can only thank you for the contribution that you made to our recognition night. Your story of how you grew up with your brothers and your striving to make it to the NFL and then ultimately your experiences of team building, leadership and motivation were outstanding”– James W Blake, President & CEO, Harbor One Credit Union
- “Pete Brock was a talented football player but he is also a brilliant speaker. He kept the audience engaged with his wit and humor. He relayed personal stories of his experiences as a team member of the Patriots that made a positive impact on our work and our school system. Should you choose to contract with Pete as a speaker for your event, you will be the recipient of an intelligent and brilliant speaker who will impact your organization in a very positive way” – Dr Margaret Frieswyk, Ed. D, Superintendent of Schools, Avon Public Schools