New England Patriots

The New England Patriots announced via Twitter on Wednesday that former left tackle Matt Light has been voted as the newest Patriots Hall of Fame inductee. Light will be inducted at Patriot Place on Sept. 29.

Light played his entire 11-year career with the Patriots, starting 153 of 155 career regular season games. He also started 20 playoff games protecting Tom Brady’s blind side for the Pats, playing an instrumental role in their three Super Bowl championships between 2001-04.

He also started in Super Bowls XLII and XLVI against the Giants, making him one of only five NFL players to start in at least five Super Bowls. Brady (8), Cornelius Bennett (5), John Elway (5), and Charles Haley (5) are the only others.

Light made three Pro Bowls (2006, 2007, 2010) and was named a First Team All-Pro tackle in 2007. In addition to his Hall of Fame induction, he will be honored with a halftime ceremony during the Patriots’ home game against the Miami Dolphins on Sept. 30.

He’s also become renowned in New England for his community service. In 2002, Light founded the Light Foundation, an organization dedicated to “empowering young people through grants, scholarships and outdoor activities.” Light still oversees the foundation to this day.

The honor makes Light the fourth ex-Patriot with three Super Bowl rings to be inducted into the team Hall of Fame, joining Kevin Faulk (2016), Tedy Bruschi (2013), and Troy Brown (2012) in the rarefied air.

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