Originally posted on Sox and Dawgs  |  Last updated 5/7/12

JACKSONVILLE, FL - FEBRUARY 06: Tackle Matt Light #72 of the New England Patriots stands on the field during warm-ups prior to the start of Super Bowl XXXIX against the Philadelphia Eagles at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
New England Patriots offensive tackle Matt Light is apparently calling it quits after 11 seasons all in Foxboro.  According to a report on ESPN the Patriots have placed Light on the “Reserve/Retired” list, effectively ending his NFL career. And what a career it was.  The 33-year old Light was the team’s second round draft pick (48th overall) in the 2001 NFL Draft out of Purdue University. In his college career with the Boilermakers, Light was Second Team All-Big Ten (1999) and First Team All-Big Ten (2000) and played on an offensive line that in his senior year allowed only seven sacks of quarterback Drew Brees. As a Patriot he started 12 of the 14 games he dressed for in his first season and was the starting left tackle in the teams Super Bowl XXXVI win over St. Louis as a rookie.  He went on to earn members ship on the Football News 2001 All-Rookie Team. Overall in New England, Light started 153 of the 155 games he played in.  He was a 2007 All-Pro, a 4-time Pro Bowl selection...
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