FOXBOROUGH (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) Patriots legend Gino Cappelletti is retiring from the Patriots broadcast team after working for over three decades as the team's color analyst.
The New England Patriots announced Cappelletti's retirement in a press release on Friday.
In the release, Bill Belichick says in part, "I have been fortunate to enjoy Gino's presence and share experiences that extend well beyond the game. Around the team, he wasn't just a broadcaster but was - and remains - truly part of the team, respected by players and coaches for representing everything good about sports."
Patriots owner Robert Kraft also praised Cappelletti's decades of commitment to the team, calling him a great ambassador for the Patriots.
Gino Cappelletti was a member of the original Boston Patriots team in 1960. Cappelletti was the all-time leading scorer in the American Football League and is ranked second in the Patriots' all-time scoring list with 1,130 points.