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Matt Light, in his Patriot playing days.

FOXBORO — Former New England Patriot Matt Light is running for a seat on the town school committee, saying that the pandemic made him realize “that our ability to live free and make our own decisions isn’t guaranteed.”

Light, 43, who was an offensive lineman on the Patriots for 11 years until retiring in 2011, is one of two candidates looking to unseat two school board members, chairman Robert Canfield and Brent Ruter, in the May 2 annual town election. The other challenger is Joseph Pires.