From 2001 to 2011, Light was responsible for protecting Tom Brady's blindside, a job he succeeded at way more often than he failed. Light spent his entire career with New England and won three Super Bowls.
“First and foremost, it’s very humbling," Light said Wednesday "It’s the biggest honor I can think of where you’re being recognized by the people in the community and the fans that really understood you as a player. It’s hard to put into words, really, I mean, I had an opportunity to come to New England, and play football. I didn’t have any major dreams growing up to be an NFL player. I was one of these guys that was extremely fortunate to not only make it NFL, but make it to an organization that put winning first. But right behind that, was so many other things that made my experience extremely special, whether it was the community service side of the organization in giving back, and the people I got to meet, raising my family in New England. There’s so many things about my NFL experience that’s truly unique . . . it’s hard for me to believe I’m a Hall of Famer for the Patriots. It’s tough for me to grasp that.”
He received the news earlier this morning from Robert Kraft, who apparently tried to call him the night before, but he was out "chasing wild turkey."
Light will be honored outside the Hall at Patriot Place on Sept. 29, which is open to the public. He will be honored again at the Pats' home game against Miami the next day.