Purdue will have at least one player on a Super Bowl roster for a 16th consecutive year.
1999: Second team All-Big Ten by media and honorable mention by coaches ? started all 12 games at left tackle ... part of offensive line that allowed merely 15 sacks in 568 pass attempts (one every 37.9 attempts).
1998: Honorable mention All-Big Ten by both coaches and media ... started all 13 games ... part of offensive line that allowed merely 16 sacks in 594 pass attempts (one every 37.1 attempts).
1997: Did not play.
1996: Started once (against Ohio State on Oct. 19) at tight end and played in seven of final eight games ... caught one 16-yard pass.
High School: Second team Division II (second-largest) all-state linebacker ... all-conference, All-Southwest District and All-Darke County as senior ... second team all-league as junior ... three-year two-way starter who played guard as sophomore, tackle as junior and tight end as senior ... recruited as tight end ... as senior had 69 tackles, including 15 for 63 yards in losses, two fumbles caused and two pass breakups ... had four receptions for 75 yards with one touchdown ... team averaged just eight passes per game ... coach was Frank Horvath ... state qualifier, district champion, all-conference and all-county in track and field.
Personal: Given name is Matthew Charles Light ... born June 23, 1978 ... industrial technology major.
Light?s Purdue Statistics
Receiving Year No. Yds. Avg. Lg. TD 1996 1 16 16.0 16 0