Today in Patriots History
Happy 43rd birthday to Matt Light
Born June 23, 1978 in Greenville, Ohio
Patriot LT, 2001-2011; uniform #72
Pats 2nd round (48th overall) pick of the 2001 draft, from Purdue
The man that Ron Borges infamously stated that the Patriots "settled for and would not help any time soon" was a starter his rookie season, as the Patriots went on to defeat the Rams in Super Bowl 36. That was the first of three rings Matt Light would earn, as he would proceed to play in 155 games for the Pats, plus 20 playoff games. The Pats went 15-5 with Light protecting Tom Brady's blindside in the postseason, and he was named to three Pro Bowls - despite battling Crohn's disease.
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When the New England Patriots drafted Matt Light out of Purdue in 2001, the offensive lineman couldn’t really even call himself a fan of the sport.
Months after he won his second Super Bowl protecting Tom Brady’s blindside for the New England Patriots, Matt Light was in a hospital room, unsure if he’d ever play football again. Doctors had removed a 13-inch section of his intestines. Light, the once stout left tackle, hadn’t eaten in a...
Matt Light was named to the Patriots All-2000s Team, the Pats 50th Anniversary Team, and in 2018 he was inducted to the Patriots Hall of Fame. Light spends much of his time working with underprivileged and at risk youth, something he has done since very early in his playing days for the Patriots.
In 2001, former NFL player and 3x Superbowl Champion, Matt Light, and his wife Susie, established The Light Foundation to help young people develop the skills, values, and mindset they need to create a meaningful and productive future.
The retired Patriots tackle runs a summer camp for disadvantaged teens in rural Ohio. But that’s just where the real work begins
Ahead of Matt Light's induction into the Patriots Hall of Fame presented by Raytheon, his former teammates and coaches reflected on his most infamous locker room gags.
We take a look back at the career of Patriots Offensive Lineman Matt Light (2001-2011). Light will be inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame on Saturday, September 29, 2018.
The Patriots announced that offensive tackle Matt Light has been voted by fans as the 27th person to be inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame.