Late NFL star Matt Ulrich was born and raised in Illinois and his parents are named James and Debbie Ulrich. Fans knew very little about his family members. So, here we bring you details about them.
Find out more about their age, job, and current residence here.
Who Are Late NFL Star Matt Ulrich Parents?
James Ulrich and Debbie Ulrich welcomed the late NFL star, Matt Ulrich on 30 December 1981.
Matt, who was raised in the Chicago region, began playing football in high school. He was a standout offensive lineman who later played football for Northwestern University in his hometown. As the team’s captain in 2004, he proved to be the vitality of the Wildcats. The Indianapolis Colts signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He spent two seasons as an Indianapolis player, where he defeated the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI.
Matt signed a free-agent deal with the Colts shortly after the 2005 NFL Draft, and he played two seasons on the active roster, making ten appearances. He returned to Chicago after his time in the NFL, where he established a sports performance clinic in 2007. He soon moved to Montana, a place Matt said in his bio that he and his wife, Alison, had dreamed of raising a family.
In 2011, Matt and former Northwestern teammate Adam Kadela co-founded DexaFit, a nationwide network of facilities providing metabolic analysis and body fat assessment, after moving to Montana.
Later, Matt also worked as managing director and partner with Profitable Ideas Exchange, a community of “unique individuals with many lived experiences,” including former NFL players, movie producers, and Peace Corp volunteers, who aim to “drive meaningful, intimate conversations among leaders in business, non-profits, and non-government organizations looking to solve their most pressing challenges,” the group’s website states.
James was married to his wife Alison Ulrich and shared four sons Gunther, Dalton, Bowden, and Thoreau.
Back to the details about his parents,
Meet James Ulrich, Matt Ulrich Father
Matt Ulrich’s father is named James Ulrich. Born in October 1952, James is 71 years old in 2023. He is the son of the late Raymond Ulrich and the late Mildred Ulrich. His siblings are named Carole Ann (Leon) Helmer, Mary Elizabeth (Frank) Stout, Margaret Ann (Don) Hennesse, and Steve (Theresa) Ulrich.
Jim worked as a meat cutter for 46 years, according to his LinkedIn. He worked at Dominick’s from November 1969 to 2013. Jim later worked at Angelo’s Caputo’s before his retirement. He is residing in Elgin, Illinois.
James is also associated with the Elgin Area Camera Club where he is a photographer.
After Matthew’s passing, James posted on his Facebook, “https://youtu.be/XTj-Ix-3IRE?si=On0fnliV6FMLqAjY Matthew passed away on 11/5 2023 in Bozeman Montana.”
In the comment section, James added, “He is my eldest son, his death is hard for me to bear.” His friends have been paying tribute to James on Facebook.
One wrote, “So sorry for your loss. You raised a great man. I was honored to share a football field with him at Streamwood. He once ran into me with my mom at Target and he came right up and said hey Mrs Davis and gave her a big hug. He was so respectful and my mom talked about that all day!! I’m praying for you and your family.”
Another wrote, “I’m so sorry Jim and Theresa and the whole Ulrich family. I’m so sad for you!! Let me know if there’s anything I can do!”
Meet Debbie Ulrich, Matt Ulrich Mother
Matt Ulrich’s mother is Debbie Ulrich. Born in November 1957, Debbie is 66 years old.
Per Debbie’s LinkedIn, she is residing in the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission as an Office Manager. Her job began there in July 2014. Debbie holds Homeland Security, Freedom of Information, and Opening Meetings Act licenses.
As for her academic qualifications, she graduated from Illinois Central College.
Are Matt Ulrich Parents Still Married?
No, Matt Ulrich’s parents are no longer married. His dad James is married to his wife Theresa Mimi Triani.
Theresa is currently 58 years old. She is working as an Elementary Principal at Wood Dale School District 7. Before that, she was Director of Langauge Programs at Glen Ellyn School District 41, Director of English Learners at Community Unit School District 308, assistant Director of Special Programs at Community Unit School District 308, and ELL/Bilingual Division Chair at East Aurora High School.
How Many Kids Do Matt Ulrich Parents Have?
Matt has at least three siblings. His brother Cory turned 31 in September 2023.
Then, his sister Kathleen Ulrich worked at YMCA Child Care Center formerly Rochelle Child Care Center since 2020. Kathleen turned 35 in July 2023.
She wrote, “Forever in my heart Matt! Love you, big brother. I will always cherish the memories we had.”
He also has a stepbrother named James Angelo. James has a job as a Product Manager at National Machine Products.
Where Do Matt Ulrich Parents Reside?
Matt Ulrich’s dad James lives in Elgin, Illinois. His mom appears to be residing in Hampshire, Illinois.