Dont’a Hightower means more and more to the Patriots’ defense, racking up 92 tackles and a career-high 6 sacks.

He will be a big piece of the team’s defense in the Super Bowl.

“I’m very excited. This game means a lot to us, a lot to this community. I’m just ready to get out there and get rolling,” he said. “I’m trying not to stray away from what I know and have been doing all season.”

Check out the video for the full interview.

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