Matt Light‘s retirement from football wasn’t quite the sad, emotional ceremony that some might expect. Instead, the reliable Patriots left tackle put on a humorous celebration that highlighted not only Light’s incredible play on the field but also his uncanny personality off it.
Light was remembered as a lighthearted soul and a prankster during his retirement ceremony Monday, something many Patriots fans may not have been in tune with.
Head coach Bill Belichick and owner Robert Kraft, as well as some teammates from past and present, recounted some hilarious tales of Light’s mischief over the years.
Of the many pranks Light is said to have pulled in the clubhouse over the years, there were a select few that made it out of the locker room and into the forefront on Monday. The list included electrically shocking Belichick with a fake computer mouse, having former teammate Buddy Farnham jokingly arrested at a charity event, scheming with the coaching staff to show off his “superior film study methods” and, most famously of all, hiring someone to dress as a “gay cowboy” and pose in the camera view during training camp tapings.
Whatever the prank, Light always knew how to stir up some fun and lighten up the mood. So, in honor of the tackle’s retirement, which prank do you think was Light’s best?