Who is Matt Ulrich Bozeman Mt? Obituary of Late Super Bowl Champ

Matt Ulrich Bozeman Mt, former NFL player, Super Bowl champion, father and athletic trainer, has sadly died at the age of 41.

Ulrich passed earlier today, Wednesday, November 8th 2023.

His death was announced by  Jim Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts, via a post on X (formerly Twitter).

Jim Irsay said: “I am heartbroken to hear of the passing of Matt Ulrich,” Irsay wrote on X Wednesday, alongside a photo of Ulrich holding the Vince Lombardi trophy in 2007. “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.”

Originally from Chicago, Matt Ulrich moved his family to Bozeman Mt later in life where he established his post football career.

Despite being primarily known for his NFL career, Matt Ulrich Bozeman Mt took on many different challenges later in life including being an athletic trainer and businessman.

His sad passing has left behind a void in the football world.

Ulrich is survived by his wife and four kids.

In this article, we breakdown everything there is to know about Matt Ulrich Bozman Mt, family, wife, children, obituary, career etc.

Matt Ulrich Bozeman Mt

Who is Matt Ulrich Bozeman Mt? He is an American former NFL star turned athletic trainer and businessman.

Matt Ulrich was born on December 30th 1981 in Streamwood, Ilinois and is originally from Chicago but became synomous with Bozeman Mt later on in his life.

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A former captain at Northwestern University, Ulrich played two seasons with the Indinapolis Colts comprising the entirety of his NFL career.

Together with the Peyton Manning-led Colts team, Ulrich became a Super Bowl Champion when they defeated the Chicago Bears 29–17 in Super Bowl XLI.

Ulrich graduated in 2000 from Streamwood High School, where he won All-State and All-Midwest honors in football and also competed in the shot put.

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He started his journey towards stardom after winning a scholarship to Northwestern University where he was a member of the Academic All-Big Ten team.

Ulrich became captain in his senior year and helped Northwestern to two bowl games and was a Big Ten Champion in 2000.

This earned him a trip to the NFL with the Colts and after retiring, he ventured into helping the next generations prepare their bodies athletically in the best way possible.

Matt Ulrich Bozeman Mt cofounded DexaFit LLC, a body fat and metabolic testing company with locations across the country.

He was also a player advisor for the Harvard Football Players Health Study, where he had obtained certifications from Harvard Business School.

Most recently, Matt Ulrich served as chief growth officer and partner with Profitable Ideas Exchange, a Bozeman, Montana-based company that advises professional services firms.

Per his LinkedIn bio, Matt Ulrich was at Northwestern from 2000-2004 and also completed the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Education – Strategic Marketing Management course in 2014.

In June 2023, Matt Ulrich Bozeman Mt earned a Leading Professional Services Firms certificate from the Harvard Business School Executive Education, also according to his LinkedIn where he honed skills such as Key Account Relationship building, Entrepreneurship, Cross functional team leadership, business development, leadership and customer segmentation strategy.

Matt Ulrich’s LinkedIn bio, which condenses all his qualifications above succintly, reads: “Matt is Chief Growth Officer and a Managing Director with Profitable Ideas Exchange, and he is responsible for driving strategic and operational initiatives to accelerate PIE’s growth. 

“In addition to his business development role, he has led groups of Chief Tax Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Procurement Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Digital Officers, Chief Data Officers, Chief Human Resource Officers, Chief Diversity Officers, Chief Marketing Officers, Supply Chain Executives, and Managing Partners on behalf of a variety of clients, including Accenture, Boston Consulting Group, DayBlink Consulting, Entelligent, Kalypso, KPMG, Hitachi Vantara, HBR Consulting, IBM, JLL, Publicis Sapient, Randstad, Root Inc., Veeva, and others. 

“Mr. Ulrich is an alumnus of Northwestern University and completed an executive education certificate from Stanford University Graduate School of Business in Strategic Marketing Management. 

“Matt is a member of the Super Bowl XLI Champion Indianapolis Colts, an advisor to The Football Players Health Study at Harvard University, and serves on the non-profit board of the Gallatin Valley YMCA,”

Matt Ulrich explained his fascination with Bozeman Mt in a piece on the Profitable Ideas page: “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.”

Ulrich added: “Keeping up with my four preteen sons is the highlight of my life and keeps me on my toes,” he wrote. “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!”

Matt Ulrich died in November 2023 at the age of 41. May he rest in peace.

Matt Ulrich Obituary Bozeman Mt 

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We continue by taking a look at Matt Ulrich Bozeman Mt obituary, culled from his Mountain Edge Athletics coaches page.

Matt Ulrich was the founder of the Winning Edge Athletics in Chicago 2007 and has since moved his family to Bozeman, MT.

Matt wants to teach people what he has always done best… TRAINING FOR SUCCESS!!!

Matt began quenching his passion for training after playing two exciting years in the National Football League. He is originally from the Windy City area, a product of Streamwood High School, where he earned a football scholarship to Northwestern University.

As a student athlete and history/education major at Northwestern, Matt was a three year starter on the offensive line earning the rank of team captain as a senior in 2004. He helped the team reach two bowl games and was a Big Ten Champion in 2000.

This success led to Matt Ulrich Bozeman Mt landing a free agent contract with the Indianapolis Colts moments after the 2005 NFL Draft. As A free agent, Matt earned his way on to the team beating out draft picks in both 2005 and 2006. He accrued two years on the active roster for the Colts and played in twelve games. 

In February of 2007, he reached the pinnacle of the football world as he acquired a championship ring and became a member of the World Champion, Super Bowl XLI Indianapolis Colts.

Since the fall of 2007, Matt’s passion has been helping others achieve their athletic goals. Coach Ulrich is a certified National Academy of Sports Medicine, Performance Enhancement Specialist, has consulted high school and college strength & conditioning programs, run numerous coaching clinics, given scheduled team motivational discussions, launched programs such as PURE STEEL, and started a one of a kind wellness diagnostics center Dexa Fit in Chicago and Atlanta.

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Through hard work and dedication in the gym on and off the field, he became a three time IRON CAT, an award bestowed only to athletes achieving the highest level of strength, speed, and overall conditioning. 

As top point earner, Matt Ulrich Bozeman Mt was recognized as the best conditioned athlete at Northwestern University in 2003. This success snowballed in 2004 when Matt was acknowledged as a National Strength and Conditioning Association All-American and was voted to the Honorable Mention All-Big Ten team. 

Matt still currently owns many lifting records at Northwestern including:

Bench Press 475lbs.

Incline Press 425lbs.

Squat 715lbs.

Dumbbell Military 120′s for 7 reps

After college Matt Ulrich Bozeman Mt took his training to the next level. Working on his speed and footwork with former USA Olympic coaches in Cincinnati, Matt impressed NFL scouts with more than his strength. 

On his Pro Day, Matt showed his athleticism at 304 pounds with top offensive linemen scores in all of his combine events including:

5.05 40 Yard Dash

4.22 Pro Shuttle

6.76 3-Cone Drill

32″ Vertical Jump

8′ 8.5″ Broad Jump

31 reps at 225

Matt Ulrich Bozeman Wife and Children

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Following his demise, reports confirmed Matt Ulrich Bozeman Mt is survived by his wife and four children.

Alison, and four children Gunther, Dalton, Bowden, and Thoreau.

Following his death, a GiveSendGo campaign was started to raise money for Matt Ulrich Bozeman Mt wife and children and it has raised over $31,000 so far!

The campaign was created by ‘Friends of the Ulrich Family’ with proceeds to directly go to Alison Ulrich.

“As a way for the community to support Alison, Gunther, Dalton, Bowden, and Thoreau as they navigate forward, this GiveSendGo campaign has been formed to help people get involved. 

“All funds will go directly to the Ulrich boys. Thank you for the continued prayers, support, love, and lifting of their family,” the post read.

Superbowl XLI

Matt Ulrich Bozeman Mt was a member of the Indianapolis Colts team led by Peyton Manning that won the Superbowl in 2007.

The below is culled from the Wikipedia entry for Super Bowl XLI

The Colts defeated the Bears by the score of 29–17. The game was played on February 4, 2007, at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

This was the first Super Bowl since Super Bowl XXX in which neither team was seeking its first title. 

It featured two teams ending long Super Bowl appearance droughts. 

The Colts, who finished with a 12–4 regular season record, were making their first Super Bowl appearance since winning Super Bowl V in the 1970 season during the team’s tenure in Baltimore; they had moved to Indianapolis in 1984.

Meanwhile, the Bears, who posted an NFC-best 13–3 regular season record, were making their first appearance since winning Super Bowl XX in the 1985 season.

The Bears’ Lovie Smith and the Colts’ Tony Dungy became the first African-American head coaches to coach in the Super Bowl, with Dungy the first to win.

It was also only the second championship game or series in any of the four North American major professional sports leagues to feature two African-American head coaches or managers, the other being the 1975 NBA Finals.

In the first Super Bowl played in rainy conditions, the Colts overcame a 14–6 first-quarter deficit to outscore the Bears 23–3 in the last three quarters. 

The Colts forced five turnovers, including cornerback Kelvin Hayden’s 56-yard interception return for a touchdown. 

Indianapolis kicker Adam Vinatieri also scored three field goals. 

Colts quarterback Peyton Manning was named the game’s Most Valuable Player (MVP), completing 25 of 38 passes for 247 yards and a touchdown, with one interception for a passer rating of 81.8.

Peyton Manning was Super Bowl XLI MVP

CBS’s broadcast of the game was watched by an estimated average of 93.2 million viewers, making it at the time the fifth most watched program in U.S. television history. 

The halftime show, headlined by the musician Prince, peaked at 140 million viewers, and was widely acclaimed by music critics.

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