Matt Light was born on June 23, 1978.

The Patriots drafted Light, a tackle from Purdue, in the second round (48th overall) in 2001. In his rookie season, Light started 12 games and was a crucial part of the rushing attack that averaged more than 110 yards a game. That year the Patriots beat the Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI, and he was named to the NFL all-rookie team.

Two years later Light and the Patriots won another Super Bowl, defeating the Panthers. The offensive line didn't allow a single sack in the game, shutting down a defensive line with the likes of Julius Peppers, and Kris Jenkins.

The Patriots continued their dominance, beating the Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX to win their third Super Bowl in four years.

Light's spent his entire 11-year career with the Patriots. He made three Pro Bowls and was first team All-Pro in 2007. Some media reports suggest he has an outside shot at the Hall of Fame.

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