FOXBORO -- The Patriots announced on Thursday that recently retired Patriots Matt Light and Kevin Faulk will serve as honorary captains for Sunday's AFC Championship Game with the Ravens.
"Two former Patriots, running back Kevin Faulk and left tackle Matt Light," a statement from the team reads, "who played their entire careers in New England and together helped the Patriots become the most successful team in the NFL for over a decade, will serve as honorary captains for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against Baltimore this Sunday."
Faulk announced his retirement on Oct. 10, 2012 after a 13-year career with the Patriots. Light stepped away before the start of this season after helping the Patriots to 11 consecutive winning seasons.
President-elect Donald Trump made sure to thank a few of his supporters from New England -- particularly those at 1 Patriot Place -- during a speech on the eve of his inauguration to the nation's highest office.
Patriots chairman and CEO Robert Kraft, coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady all earned shout-outs from Trump. Kraft was one of many Trump donors present for a dinner at Washington, DC's Union Station, where he was singled out by the soon-to-be-president.
"In the audience we have somebody that's under no pressure whatsoever because he's got a great quarterback named Tom Brady and a great coach named Belichick: Bob Kraft," Trump said. "Good luck, Bob.
"Your friend Tom Brady just called. He feels good. He called to congratulate us. He feels good. Good luck. You're going to do great."
Trump gave one extra nod to Belichick, who he says taught him to out-work his competition.
"I out-worked everybody," Trump said. "I think I out-worked anyone who ever ran for office. I learned that from Belichick."
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