- Faith: Christian
- Career: Athlete
- Birthday: December 30, 1981
- Date of Death: November 08, 2023
- Accomplishments: The Super Bowl
Matt Ulrich was a former Indianapolis Colts offensive lineman and Super Bowl champion.
Born and raised in a small town, Matt Ulrich was raised by hardworking parents who instilled in him the values of determination and perseverance. Growing up, Ulrich faced his fair share of challenges, but he never let them deter him from pursuing his dreams.
From a young age, Ulrich displayed an incredible talent for football. His passion for the sport was evident as he dedicated countless hours to perfecting his skills on the field. His hard work paid off, and he quickly gained recognition as a standout player in high school. Scouts and coaches began to take notice as he consistently showcased his skills and athleticism on the field.
Ulrich's success continued in college, where he became a key player on Northwestern University's football team. He was known for his strong work ethic, unwavering determination, and ability to lead his teammates to victory. His impressive performance caught the attention of NFL scouts, and it wasn't long before he was drafted.
Ulrich played two seasons with the Colts comprising the entirety of his NFL career, but Ulrich won a title when a Peyton Manning-led Colts team defeated the Chicago Bears 29–17 in Super Bowl XLI.
Following his retirement from football, Ulrich cofounded DexaFit LLC, a body fat and metabolic testing company. Before his death in 2023, he served as chief growth officer and partner with Profitable Ideas Exchange, a Bozeman, Montana-based company that advises professional services firms. On the company's bio page, Ulrich shared his love for Montana and for his second-act career.
“My wife and I always dreamed of raising our family in Bozeman, MT, but 20 years ago there were far fewer professional jobs available,” he wrote. “It warms my heart that when we delight clients and grow our business, we create new jobs here in Montana for families who have the same dreams I did.”
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay announced the death of Ulrich on X (formerly Twitter) on the morning of November 8, 2023, writing, "I am heartbroken to hear of the passing of Matt Ulrich. Matt was with us only two seasons, but left his mark on many. Great guy, I hear he was a great dad — and he was a Super Bowl champ. My prayers to his family.”
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