ALLEN PARK, Mich., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Cornerback Todd Lyght, a Pro Bowler in 1999 when the St. Louis Rams won the Super Bowl, has retired.
Lyght, 33, spent the first 10 years of his 12-year career with the Rams before signing with the Detroit Lions in 2001. He was relegated to the role of nickel back this past season when the Lions decided to start rookies Chris Cash and Andre Goodman at the cornerback positions.
"Todd Lyght has won a Super Bowl and has been a terrific player in this league," Lions Coach Marty Mornhinweg said at his Monday news conference. "There was a time in his career when he was a shut-down corner. He has had a terrific career and is shutting it down. He has certainly helped us immensely."
Lyght had six interceptions in two years with the Lions and returned a blocked field goal 75 yards for a touchdown in his final NFL game, a 38-36 loss to Minnesota on Sunday.
The fifth overall pick in the 1992 draft out of Notre Dame, Lyght started 132 consecutive games for the Rams from midway through his rookie year through the seventh week of the 2000 season. He had 37 career interceptions, including six in his Pro Bowl season.