Matt Light Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Matthew Charles Light was born on 23 June 1978, in Logan, Ohio USA, and is a retired professional American Football player, best known for having played as an offensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for the New England Patriots. He also played for Purdue University and all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Matt Light? As of mid-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $10 million, mostly earned through a successful career in professional football. He played in the NFL from 2001 to 2011 and won three Super Bowls with his team. As he continues his endeavors in broadcasting, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

Matt Light Net Worth $10 million

Matt attended Greenville High School and played football during his time there, as a linebacker and also played guard, tackle, and tight end. He also competed in track and field, specifically shot put and was a district champion. After matriculating, he attended Purdue University and played for the Purdue Boilermakers from 1996 to 1999. He began his career as a true freshman tight end, and redshirted in 1997. In 1998, he moved to left tackle and two years later, he would earn first-team All-Big Ten recognition. He helped his team get a Big Ten title and a Rose Bowl Game appearance that season.

Light joined the 2001 NFL Draft and was selected in the second round by the New England Patriots. He started 12 games during his rookie season in which the Patriots would win Super Bowl XXXVI against the St. Louis Rams. The following year, he started all 16 games at left tackle for the team, but they missed the playoffs. In 2003, he would earn his second Super Bowl ring and was a part of the strong defensive line in Super Bowl XXXVIII which they were up against the Carolina Panthers. Success continued for the team in 2004 and his net worth increased significantly. A large part of this was thanks to a six year contract extension worth $27 million. He then got his third Super Bowl ring against the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX.

In 2005, Matt was sidelined after a broken leg and was placed on the injured reserve list. He returned in 2006 and would later become part of the 2007 Pro Bowl, replacing the injured Jonathan Ogden, his first career Pro Bowl appearance. The following season, he was part of the Patriots run to Super Bowl XLII which they would lose to the New York Giants, but afterwards he was elected to the 2008 Pro Bowl. He also became an injury replacement at the 2010 Pro Bowl. In 2011, he signed a two year contract with the Patriots, increasing his net worth somewhat before officially announcing his retirement the following year.

Light joined “ESPN” after retiring, and works there as an NFL Analyst. He’s contributed to the network’s various shows including “SportsCenter”, “Sunday NFL Countdown”, “NFL Live”, “ESPN First Take”, and “NFL32”.

For his personal life, it is known that Matt is married to Susie and they have four children. He started his own non-profit fund to help kids who need a mentor towards success, called the Light Foundation.

Quick Facts

Birth date: June 23, 1978
Birth place: Greenville, Ohio, United States
Height:1.93 m
Weight:138 kg
Profession:Football player
Education:Purdue University, Greenville High School
Nationality:American
Spouse:Susie Light
Children:Collin Light, William Light, Gracie Light
Parents:William Light, Marilyn Light
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Offensive Lineman with The New England Patriots in his fifth season. [November 2005]
2Offensive tackle with the New England Patriots, 2001-2011.
3He was selected with the 48th pick overall in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft by The New England Patriots, out of Purdue University.
4He appears in a Visa commercial with Tom Brady and his fellow offensive line mates Dan Koppen, Tom Ashworth, Russ Hochstein, and Brandon Gorin.
5His most impressive game came in Super Bowl XXXIX, when he held heralded defensive end Jevon Kearse to two meaningless tackles.
6Majored in industrial technology at Purdue University.
7Earned Football News 2001 NFL All-Rookie Team honors.


Filmography

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
NRA All Access2014TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike2010-2013TV SeriesHimself - ESPN NFL Analyst / Himself - Guest
NFL Monday Night Football2002-2008TV SeriesHimself - New England Patriots Tackle
2007 AFC Championship Game2008TV SpecialHimself - New England Patriots Tackle
Pardon the Interruption2007TV SeriesHimself
NBC Sunday Night Football2006-2007TV SeriesHimself - New England Patriots Tackle / Himself - New England Patriots tackle
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2007TV Series documentaryHimself
60 Minutes2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Offensive Tackle, New England Patriots (segment "The Winner")
Super Bowl XXXIX2005TV MovieHimself - New England Patriots Tackle
Late Show with David Letterman2005TV SeriesHimself - Top Ten List Presenter
ESPN's Sunday Night Football2002-2004TV SeriesHimself - New England Patriots Tackle
Super Bowl XXXVIII2004TV MovieHimself - New England Patriots Left Tackle
The NFL on CBS2003TV SeriesHimself - New England Patriots Tackle
Super Bowl XXXVI2002TV MovieHimself - New England Patriots Left Tackle
2001 AFC Championship Game2002TV SpecialHimself - New England Patriots Tackle
2001 NFL Draft2001TV SeriesHimself - 48th Overall Pick

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
60 Minutes2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Tom's Teammate (segment "The Winner")

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