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Matt Ulrich, Former NFL Star, Dead at 41: Fans React to Wife’s Heartfelt Tribute

Matt Ulrich, Former NFL Star, Dead at 41: Fans React to Wife’s Heartfelt Tribute

Just after Matt Ulrich’s wife Alison posted a very touching tribute to her late husband, fans of the former NFL football player reacted to the social media post. 

As previously reported, Ulrich’s wife posted the tribute on Facebook, and E! News shared the post. “Our beloved, one-of-a-kind Matt has passed away and is in a better place,” Alison wrote. “Matt, we love you so much. You are profoundly missed. We all want you back for just one more day.”

Alison also wrote about how Matt Ulrich’s loved ones wanted nothing more than one more laugh, joke, and wrestle with the couple’s boys Gunther, Dalton, Bowden, and Thoreau. “It seems impossible to do this life with you,” Alison continued. “Please pray for peace and comfort for the boys. They lost their greatest fan, coach, and friend.” 

After the news broke about Alison’s touching tribute to Matt Ulrich, NFL fans took to social media to send thoughts and prayers to the late NFL player’s loved ones. 

“May his soul Rest In Peace,” one NFL fan declared. Another wrote that the whole situation is absolutely heartbreaking.”

Matt Ulrich reportedly passed away on Wednesday (November 8th). He was 41 years old at the time of his death. Indianapolis Colts, Jim Irsay, announced the former Colts player’s passing. “I am heartbroken to hear of the passing of Ulrich,” he stated on X. “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.” 

The cause of Ulrich’s death has not been revealed. People reports that a memorial service for Ulrich has not been finalized. 

Following His NFL Retirement, Matt Ulrich Achieved His Dream of Raising His Children in Montana 

After two seasons in the NFL, Matt Ulrich officially retired from football and decided to achieve one of his dreams – raising his children in Montana.

The former athlete revealed on his bio page as chief growth officer and partner with Profitable Ideas Exchange, Ulrich spoke about his love for Montana and living in Bozeman. “My wife and I always dreamed of raising our family in Bozeman, MT,” he explained. “But 20 years ago there were far fewer professional jobs available. 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.”

Matt Ulrich also wrote about how keeping up with his four preteen sons was the “highlight” of his life and kept him on his toes. “I also invest my time in helping young athletes in our area reach their full potential through coaching and training — this is one of my true passions. I can also often be found at the gym, where I recently bench-pressed 505 pounds at the age of 40 — the goal-setting doesn’t stop!”