It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of former NFL player, Matt Ulrich. At the young age of 41, Ulrich, who was an offensive guard for the Indianapolis Colts, left an indelible mark on the game of football.
A Championship Legacy
Ulrich’s talent and dedication to the sport were evident during his time with the Colts. In 2006, he was an integral part of the team that clinched Super Bowl XLI victory under the leadership of Peyton Manning. His contributions to that historic win will forever be remembered in the annals of NFL history.
A Great Loss
Colts owner, Jim Irsay, expressed his grief upon hearing of Ulrich’s passing. He said, “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.”
Beyond the Field
Ulrich’s life extended beyond his football career. Shortly after retiring from the NFL, he co-founded DexaFit LLC, a company focusing on body fat and metabolic testing. However, his true passion lay in being a family man.
A Loving Father and Husband
Ulrich’s company bio showcases his dedication to his family. He wrote, “Keeping up with my four preteen sons is the highlight of my life and keeps me on my toes.” Clearly, his role as a father brought him immense joy and fulfillment.
Ulrich and his family made Bozeman, Montana their home. In his company bio, he shared, “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 found solace in the fact that his business growth created more job opportunities for other families pursuing their dreams in Montana.
The Untimely Departure
The cause of Matt Ulrich’s untimely passing remains unclear. We deeply mourn this loss and will continue to follow any developments pertaining to this tragedy.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. Matt Ulrich will be remembered not only as a Super Bowl champion but also as a loving father and a man dedicated to creating opportunities for others.