by: Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb It does the heart of a University of Connecticut alumna and New England Patriots fan good to scroll the the Patriots roster and under college read “Connecticut.” As the Patriots head for Super Bowl XLVI Sunday, February 5 to take on the New York Giants in Indianapolis, they do so with former UConn football standout Donald Thomas primed to play in the position of offensive guard. Thomas represents a significant Connecticut presence with the Pats that includes two other players plus the wizard himself – Coach Bill Belichick. Quite an accomplishment for a small New England state, especially one – with the exception of UConn basketball- better known for its prominence in the defense industry, “insurance city” as its capital…