American Football Player
Facts of Todd Lyght
|Birth Name||Todd William Lyght|
|Date of Birth||February 9, 1969|
|Birth Country||Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands|
|Profession||Defensive backs coach|
|Net worth||$5 Milllion|
|Education||Powers Catholic High School|
A former professional American football, William Lyght, was in the center of the media for more than two decades. William has remained the champion of the Super Bowl in the year 1999. He remained as the team caption during his football career.
William Lyght was born on 9th February 1969 at Kwajalein, Marshall Islands. He attended Powers Catholic High School in Flint, Michigan. He appeared as a wide receiver and defensive back. He is the current defensive backs coach for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Personal life and Net Worth
Todd has a net worth of $6 Million as of 2019. He gathered all his wealth through his career as an American football player. He has been living a lavish and luxurious lifestyle. As a defensive coach, Lyght earns an annual salary of over $800,000.
Todd is married to his longtime wife, Stefanie. The lovely couple has two children. One of them is a boy named Logan, and the other is a daughter named Luca. All the family members are found going on a vacation from time to time.
He has appeared as a guest in some football channels like NFL Monday Night Football, The Daily Show, ESPN’s Sunday Night Football.
A career as American Football Player
Lyght started his career in track and field. But he changed from track and field to Football. He started his football career from the University of Notre Dame. For the information, some of Notre Dame’s graduates are Danny Cevallos, Amanda Fuller, etc. who are now successful personalities.
Lyght was named as a two-time consensus All-American in 1989 and 1990. William was a starter for three consecutive as team captain for the senior team.
He led his team in tackles in the 1989 Fiesta Bowl win over West Virginia. The same year, Notre Dame remained as the undefeated Champion leading to rank 1 in both the AP and coach’s polls. Due to this performance, the 1988 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football team was named the consensus national champion.
Lyght played for Notre Dame from 1987 to 1990. He then joined Los Angeles Rams as a Cornerback in 1991. He played there until 1994. Then moved to St. Louis Rams Cornerback. Then, In 2001-2002, he joined Detroit Lions as Cornerback.
Lyght Was The Second Highest-Paid Player
During the 1991 draft for the NFL draft, Lyght was rated as the top defensive player in the draft. He was picked up by the Los Angeles Rams. After a training camp holdout on August 16, 1991. Lyght became the 2nd highest-paid player on the Rams with a $5.6 Million deal.
He missed his few matches due to shoulder injury vs. Miami on September 20. Todd was named as the NFC Defensive Player of the week after the recovery posting nine tackles and two interceptions against New England Patriots.
In 1996, April 14, Todd signed a new five-year $10.5 million contract with $4 Million Guaranteed in bonus and salary. He made his career-high records of Tackles(105), interceptions (5) and passed breakups (19), and ten special teams tackles. Read more about Jean Hermann Gnabry‘s biography.
In 1999 Todd earned his first Pro Bowl selection. He was a first-team All-Pro as well. He has a record of 65 tackles and six interceptions, 15 pass defenses, and one forced fumble. He scored his fourth career touchdown on a 57- yard interception return versus the Carolina Panthers on 14th November 1999.
He went on to win Super Bowl XXXIV with the Rams with 22 tackles, one interception, and five deflections. He also blocked a field goal attempt in the super bowl. He joined Detroit Lions in the year 2001 and signed a two-year contract of $2.5 Million. Todd retired from the NFL after the 2002 season.
Football Player to Coach
Lyght started his Coaching career in the year 2009. He worked as a football analyst on the radio for several years. He was an assistant football coach at Bishop Gorman High School in Summerlin, Nevada. His team has won back-to-back state championships in 2009 and 2010.
Lyght moved to the University of Oregan as a defensive intern under head coach Chip Kelly. He was not able to coordinate with the management so, he changed to Philadelphia Eagles as an assistant defensive coach in 2013.
The following year, Todd was hired by Vanderbilt as their cornerback’s coach. Then, in the year, 2015 February, Todd was hired by the University of Notre dame to replace Kerry Cooks as defensive backs coach.
Todd donated $50,000 to the United Negro College Fund as part of the NFL’s Golden Circle. He established a series of scholarships at St Mary’s Elementary(Alexandria, Virginia) and the University of Notre Dame.
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