Patriots Hall of Fame Spotlight Shines on Matt Light
The New England Patriots have announced that former offensive lineman Matt Light will be inducted into the Patriots Hall Of Fame this September. Light spent his career 11 seasons with the Patriots, earning three Super Bowl rings in his five league championship appearances protecting quarterback Tom Brady’s blind side. He joins Troy Brown, Kevin Faulk, and Tedy Bruschi as the fourth player to enter the Patriots Hall of Fame with three Super Bowl wins. Matt Light was selected by the Patriots in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft.
High Praise For The New England Patriots
Matt Light told ESPN yesterday ” First and foremost, it’s very humbling,” It’s the biggest honor I can think of where you’re being recognized by the people in the community and the fans that really understood you as a player. It’s hard to put into words, really, I mean, I had an opportunity to come to New England, and play football. There are so many things about my NFL experience that’s truly unique… it’s hard for me to believe I’m a Hall of Famer for the Patriots. It’s tough for me to grasp that.”
Last season when the Patriots were one of the teams taking a knee during the anthem protests, light told the Boston Herald he’d never been so ashamed to be a Patriot. “If you think that it’s OK to take a knee during our national anthem and disrespect openly the national anthem, you are wrong. As a guy that’s been there and helped set up the Patriot Way so they can walk in there and do what they do, it’s beyond disheartening. It’s the first time I’ve ever been ashamed to be a Patriot. And I promise you I’m not the only one.” But when he’s going into the Hall Of Fame he has to praise the Patriots organization.
Did he have to say he was ashamed to be a New England Patriot? He wouldn’t have those Super Bowl rings without the quarterback or the head coach. But congratulations on getting into the team Hall of Fame.