Where are they now? Former Rams DB & Super Bowl XXXIV Champion Todd Lyght

“When I look at that, obviously, we had great coaches led by Coach Vermeil. All of our assistant coaches were really locked in on putting our players in a position to be successful on Sundays,” Lyght said. “I really think the key to our success, as a team, would have to be singled out to the competitive intensity that we had in practice. Some of those practices where we were competing against each other at a really high level, made it so that we were able to execute at a high level on game day.

“And I’d have to say the camaraderie of my teammates and the things that we built together, not only as an organization, but just the things that guys did to help the community become a better place (are among my fondest memories). I know the Rams do a great job with their outreach program to make sure that they’re constantly giving back to the community and I’m really proud of that. “

During his 10 seasons with the Rams, Lyght collected 31 interceptions, three which he returned for touchdowns, and added a fourth one in the 1994 season opener against Arizona with a 74-yard fumble return. What makes him most proud of his career?

“I think the high level of consistency and the leadership that I brought to the organization,” said Lyght, who was selected to play in the 1999 Pro Bowl. “I prided myself on really being a great teammate and also making sure that I took care of the younger players in terms of what their responsibility was within the organization.

“And I think that at one time, I had started over 120 consecutive games. That’s, I guess, like a touch over eight seasons of consecutive starts. When you look at the average career span of NFL players, it’s only three to five years And to be able to start for over eight years consecutively shows my professionalism, and also my ability to handle the adversity and still keep moving in a positive direction. Which was really tough at times. But I wouldn’t trade it for anything for the world because it did making winning the championship that much sweeter. “

Concluding his 12-year career with the Detroit Lions, Lyght retired from the game in 2003, and now finds himself as a rookie again. In February, he joined First Team Real Estate in Anaheim Hills, CA.

“I’m a third-generation realtor. My grandfather had a brokerage in New York, and he always wanted me to get into real estate. As a youth, I would spend my summers filing for him and running errands, whatever he needed me to do, “Lyght said.

“My grandfather passed last year. He was 102. And before he passed, he said make sure that you get your real estate license. So I kept that promise. I got it and am really enjoying it. We work with a lot of young families buying their first home, and that’s always really a special event when you’re able to present them with the keys to their home where they can start a new life with their family. “

Lyght and his family make their home in Southern California. He and his wife, Stefanie, have a son, Logan, and a daughter, Luca.

“I’m going to be a proud dad right now,” Lyght said. “Logan is a very accomplished runner in track. He is a junior at Mater Dei High School, and this year he won the Laguna Beach Championship in the 110 high hurdles, the Orange County Championship in the 110 high hurdles, and the Trinity League Championship in 110 high hurdles.He was the CIF Southern Section Division II Champion, and then he also finished fifth in the state of California Championships.

“Luca is 13. She’s an honor roll student at Cerro Villa Middle School and plays soccer and also runs track.

“And being able to take my family to the Rams games, just in terms of like spending quality time, has been tremendous. We got the chance to go to a couple of games and spend some time at SoFi Stadium. It’s a really great way for families to get out. I know my family really enjoys it, being able to share the Rams’ success. “

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