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FOXBORO, Mass. -- Three former Boilermakers are heading home for the Super Bowl. The Patriots have three Purdue alums -- left tackle Matt Light, linebacker Rob Ninkovich and linebacker Niko Koutouvides -- who are excited to play in the Super Bowl less than an hour from where they starred in college ball. Naturally, they'd be happy to play in the Super Bowl if it was on Neptune, but the Purdue factor adds a little more to the upcoming experience. "It's pretty exciting going to Purdue and being so close to home," Ninkovich said. "It's a great feeling being that close....

Matt Light Can't Remember Super Bowl XLII, Patriots Offer Different Responses to Questions About Loss

FOXBORO, Mass. -- Super Bowl XLII? Matt Light has never heard of it. That was his message Thursday when he was asked about the team's loss to the Giants four years ago. "I don't even think I was here in 2007," the Patriots left tackle said. "I can't answer that one." The Patriots have answered questions about Super Bowl XLII differently throughout...

Video of the day: Patriots LT Matt Light hosts a Super Bowl raffle, talks G-Men

Patriots LT Matt Light is doing a nice thing for this Super Bowl. Sure, he may rumble with Giants DL Osi Umenyiora during it, but he’s being nice before it. The veteran is hosting a raffle for two Super Bowl tickets at to raise money for his foundation. He talked about that and the Giants. Check out my video:

Matt Light 'Fortunate' to Spend Career With Patriots As He Prepares for Fifth Super Bowl

FOXBORO, Mass. -- As the Patriots' roster has turned over in recent seasons, left tackle Matt Light has found himself as the third most tenured veteran in the locker room. As such, he's just one of three players who remain from all three of the franchise's Super Bowl championship teams. Light, quarterback Tom Brady and running back Kevin Faulk will also play in their...

Video of the day: Patriots Brandon Spikes and Matt Light offer final thoughts on the Ravens

The Patriots have moved on to the Giants and Super Bowl XLVI, but we still have some videos left over from the euphoric post-game locker room. So, before we officially say goodbye to the AFC title game, let’s get to these clips from LB Brandon Spikes and LT Matt Light. Check out my video:

Osi Umenyiora Talks About Fighting Matt Light

It’s true in life that you really do learn something every day.  Today I learned that Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora isn’t too fond of Patriots offensive lineman Matt Light. Supposedly they’ve gotten into fights during previous games in which they’ve played against one another. Osi was asked why he hates Light so much. “I don’t know what it is that he does, but it’s...

Giants' Umenyiora: Patriots' Light 'gets under my skin'

New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora and New England Patriots left tackle Matt Light know each other all too well. "Me and him, we have history, and we’re gonna rekindle that on the football field,” Umenyiora told ESPN New York. “I don’t know what it is that he does, but there’s something that he’s doing that really gets under my skin, and we just fight....

Light gets under Osi's skin

Osi Umenyiora has gotten into two fights on the football field in his life, he said on Friday. The first one was against Matt Light in the regular-season finale against the Patriots in late 2007. The second one was against … Matt Light in the Nov. 6 game against the Patriots this season.

Patriots G Logan Mankins doesn’t have amnesia… just a stiff-arm

Yesterday, Patriots LT Matt Light didn’t “remember” the 2007 Super Bowl, saying, “I don’t even think I was here for 2007.” Well today, G Logan Mankins was asked about his memories from that painful game, specifically how their quick guys attacked the middle of their offensive line in Super Bowl XLII. “Nah,” Mankins said, giving the stiff-arm. “That was four years...

Behind emeny lines: Giants DE Osi Umenyiora says Matt Light “really gets under his skin”

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Osi Umenyiora is considered a pretty easy going guy. He said he never gets into fights on the field — unless Matt Light is involved. Umenyiora has faced the Patriots twice in the regular season during his career. Sure enough, he and Light went at it both times. “He wasn’t as bad in the Super Bowl, but this past game that we played (in Week 9), we...

Osi no Light weight when it comes to Pats' left tackle

The man in Osi Umenyiora’s way in Super Bowl XLVI is Patriots left tackle Matt Light — the only man Umenyiora claims to have ever fought on the football field. Actually they’ve fought twice, including once back in November.

Veteran Patriots continue to dismiss Super Bowl XLII talk

Matt Light quips, "I don't even think I was around here in 2007"

Osi Umenyiora is not a Matt Light fan

Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora and Patriots tackle Matt Light have fought twice on a football field. The Super Bowl national media would like to thank Umenyiora for reminding us. “I don’t know what it is that he does, but it’s something that he’s doing that really gets under my skin,” said Umenyiora on Friday…

No love lost between Giants DE Umenyiora, Pats OT Light

Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora said New England Patriots offensive tackle Matt Light "really gets under my skin."
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