The public is heartbroken after they receive the news about Matt Ulrich’s death, allegedly from suicide, devastating many football and Ulrich fans.
Matt’s untimely death at the age of 41 has shocked everyone, as things seemed to be going well, and the circumstances of his demise are still a mystery.
Following the death of the former football player Matt Ulrich, there were reports suggesting that he died by suicide.
Matthew James Ulrich, born on December 30, 1981, played as an offensive guard for the Indianapolis Colts during his career as a professional football player.
Ulrich was a team captain at Northwestern University and earned All-Big Ten Honorable Mention.
Despite being a three-time Academic All-State in Illinois, Ulrich went undrafted by the National Football League in 2005 but later played for the Indianapolis Colts.
Ulrich started playing with the Colts as an undrafted free agent and secured a Super Bowl XLI victory, triumphing over the Chicago Bears.
In addition to his football career, Ulrich contributed to co-founding DexaFit and as the director of Winning Edge Athletics in Chicago and Profitable Ideas Exchange.
Did Matt Ulrich Commit Suicide?
The former Indianapolis Colts offensive lineman Matt Ulrich passed away on November 8, 2023.
Jim Irsay, Matt’s former boss, first revealed the news of Matt’s untimely death.
Irsay expressed his heartbreak via X, “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.”
The official confirmation of the news came when the official Colts account retweeted the post.
Although no one has disclosed the cause of the former player’s death yet, some sources and fans suggest it was a suicide.
Meanwhile, there are calls for people to refrain from spreading false information, as it could potentially harm the family that Matt has left behind.
Matt Ulrich Wife, Children, And Fund Raising
Following the death of the former football player, his wife, Alison Ulrich, is now left alone with their children.
They shared four children together, all boys: Gunther, Dalton, Bowden, and Thoreau. All of them are below their teenage years, with the youngest appearing to be only a year old.
While her husband was busy with work, Alison Ulrich took on the role of a house caregiver.
Therefore, following the passing of Matt Ulrich, a fundraiser was announced to support his wife and their children.
The community initiated the campaign to support Alison, Gunther, Dalton, Bowden, and Thoreau in moving forward, as described in their announcement.
The announcement also emphasized that all the funds raised will exclusively go to Alison and her sons.
Moreover, fans, the NFL, Ulrich’s former boss, and the team have collectively decided to assist in raising funds for the family.