Deatrich Wise Jr. receives 2022 New England Patriots Ron Burton Community Service Award

Wise has been involved with Big Brothers, Big Sisters, and annually hosts a Thanksgiving and Christmas campaign to support those in need in our community. Two of Wise’s signature events include his annual Big Man Camp held to help linemen develop their techniques, as well as their physical and psychological character and his annual Block Party held in Mattapan which celebrates the organizations, creators and companies of the community.

Wise was drafted by New England in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft with the 131st overall selection from Arkansas. Wise played in 78 regular season games with 27 starts and had 172 tackles, 17 sacks, five passes defended, two forced fumbles, and recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown. Additionally, he played in six postseason games with three starts, adding 15 total tackles. He also started in the 2018 Super Bowl victory over the Los Angeles Rams.

Wise joins a select group of Patriots players to receive the Ron Burton Community Service Award. Past recipients are Lawrence Guy (2021), David Andrews (2020), Kyle Van Noy (2019), Joe Cardona (2018), Jordan Richards (2017), Rob Gronkowski (2016), Nate Solder (2015), Devin McCourty ( 2014), Matthew Slater (2013), Zoltan Mesko (2012), Jerod Mayo (2011), Vince Wilfork (2010), Kevin Faulk (2009), Larry Izzo (2008), Ty Warren (2007), Jarvis Green (2006) , Matt Light (2005), Troy Brown (2004) and Joe Andruzzi (2003).

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