Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower is coming off of Pro Bowl season last year.  One that New England ultimately came up short on, but it wasn’t due to the defense.

A lack of offensive weapons let Tom Brady and a solid season from the defense down.  Hightower’s success on the field is only being match by his success off of it.

RELATED: Meet Patriots Linebacker Dont’a Hightower’s Girlfriend Morgan Hart

Hightower and his girlfriend Morgan Hart announced recently that they’re expecting their first child in July.

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