Managing Deer and Helping Young People With Former New England Patriot Matt Light

March 6, 2024 By: NDA Staff
NFL's Matt Light with a nice buck.

Matt Light played in the NFL for 11 years for the New England Patriots and while there won three Super Bowls, nine division championships, and five conference championships. He played left tackle and protected Tom Brady’s blind side for more than a decade after having done the same for Drew Brees while playing at Purdue in college.

While his success on the gridiron is remarkable, he has always had a deep passion for the outdoors, conservation, and deer hunting largely driven by the long legacy of hunters and outdoor writers in his family. Now retired from football, he has more time to pursue his passion while also making sure to pass it on to others.

In addition to Matt’s personal journey, he shares one of the more incredible turkey hunting tales you’ll ever hear! Let’s just say he was part of the hunt that resulted in the bagging of a 44 pound albino gobbler in Florida. It will have you on the edge of your seat before eventually knocking you to the floor laughing. It is a true story of comedy and tragedy, followed by more comedy.

Finally, the guys talk about Matt and his wife Suzie’s great work with The Light Foundation, which they founded to help young people develop the skills, values, and mindset they need to create a meaningful and productive future.

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