The New England Patriots announced earlier today that they have selected Ty Law to be the team's honorary captain for the AFC Title Game on Sunday.

The Patriot Hall-of-Famer put together a solid career in New England and was a part of the franchise's three championship teams from the early 2000s.

He also made it a habit, throughout his career, to get the best of now Denver quarterback Peyton Manning. Over his career, Law picked Manning off nine times, including three times in New England's 2003 AFC Championship Game win over Manning's Indianapolis Colts.

In a statement, Patriots owner Robert Kraft voiced his pleasure in bringing Law back for the big game:

“It is a tremendous honor to play in our fifth straight AFC Championship Game and 12th conference title game overall,” Robert Kraft said. “Ty Law has been a part of so many big playoff moments for our franchise over the years, and I am so glad he can join us once again for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game in Denver.”

To date Law has been an honorary captain for the Patriots three times. He is 3-0 in those games, including 2-0 in the postseason.