Summer means a lot of things to a lot of people: vacations, beach time, campouts.

But for football fans, it is also a time when teams start to get together again and the potential for a great season is at its peak.

Yes, the actual season is still months away, but New England Patriots minicamps are gearing up this week and fans are getting excited.

Will Cam Newton be practicing? What's the status of Stephon Gilmore's contract? What will the rookies bring to the team this year?

There are a lot of questions about the Patriots still, but it seems like the team is at a place where things can only start looking up – and there are plenty of fans who are ready for that to happen, myself included.

And when it comes to the Pats, among all those fans are quite a few celebrities.

You can't really go through a 20-year streak of success like the Patriots did without picking up a few famous fans. The star power of Tom Brady alone draws in fans of all kinds – along with haters of all kinds.

Plus there's the litany of Boston-born celebrities who simply love the team they grew up watching and never stopped no matter where they live now.

Whatever the reason for loving the Patriots, plenty of celebrities do just as much as you and me. This list of 20 celebrities has plenty of big names that you probably already know love the team and perhaps a few celebs that you didn't.

20 Celebrities Who Love the New England Patriots As Much As You

Patriots Nation is strong with or without Tom Brady and these celebrities count themselves among the those who love New England's football team.