Matt Light to Announce Retirement on Monday

Ian Logue
May 04, 2012 at 01:14pm ET

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Patriots fans have heard for a while now that Matt Light may have been planning on hanging up his cleats for good, but it appears he's finally planning on making it official.

Light will finally announce his retirement on Monday.

According to the team Light will hold a press conference on Monday to announce his retirement from professional football, ending what has been a terrific career protecting quarterback Tom Brady's blindside over the years.

Light was drafted in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft and over the next 11 years he appeared in 175 games, starting 173 at left tackle for the Patriots, including five Super Bowls and six AFC Championship games.

According to a team release the veteran will make his announcement in a press conference held at The Hall at Patriot Place at 10:30am on Monday May 7th.

Light earned Pro Bowl honors three times and was selected to the New England Patriots 50th Anniversary Team.  He's also been a big part of the community, running the "Matt Light Foundation ( which supports children locally. Patrons of The Hall are welcome to attend the retirement announcement and they'll also be helping those same children just by being there to witness the veteran's announcement. From 10:00 a.m. to noon, The Hall will donate half of each patron’s admission fee to Light's Foundation.