Max Rich ’17 Begins Training Camp with the New England Patriots

By Casey Bannon for Harvard University

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Just like Max Rich’s college education, making the New England Patriots

final roster will come down to a numbers game.
The recent Harvard economics graduate participated in his first official training camp with the world champions on Thursday and Friday, after being signed as an undrafted free agent on May 5th.

“I’ve done alright,” Rich said of his first two days at camp. “It’s a lot of hard work, a lot of great guys out here. Everyone’s trying to prove themselves. Some good, some bad, but that’s always going to happen.”

Sporting a white No. 72 jersey, Rich showed his versatility as he rotated back and forth between left tackle and left guard with the Patriots second and third offensive units.

“The goal is to be the best player I can possibly be,” he said of his mindset entering camp. “Hopefully I put myself in a position to make this team but it’s just been two days so far and we haven’t been in pads yet so there’s still a lot of work to be done.”

Because Thursday and Friday’s practices were designated as non-contact, Rich spent most of the

time working on footwork, agility, and technique with the rest of the offensive line unit

Offensive line coach Dante Scharneccia, who is beginning his 47th season as a coach, spent some extra time with Rich on Thursday as the team went through their goal line packages.

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