Matthew Slater '03 has been selected 1st Team All-Pro for the second time in his NFL career! In an article posted on the Patriots website staff writer Mike Dussault said, "Slater helped lead the Patriots to a team-record four blocked punts, one of which Slater returned for a touchdown, the first in his 12-year career. The team's emotional leader both on and off the field, Slater has been a critical veteran presence for the Patriots and has been voted to eight Pro Bowls in his career."
Slater is now an unrestricted free agent and has not yet committed to continue his playing career stating after New England's playoff loss, "I'm going to make sure I'm doing what God wants me to do," he said. "Hopefully that's to keep playing, but we'll see how it goes."