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Matt Lytle
Position(s)
Quarterback
Jersey #(s)
8, 9
Born September 4, 1975 (1975-09-04) (age 34)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Career information
Year(s) 20002003
Undrafted in 1999
College Pittsburgh
Professional teams
*Offseason member only
Career stats
TD-INT 1-3
Passing yards 133
QB Rating 39.3
Stats at NFL.com
Career highlights and awards
  • No notable achievements

Matthew Lytle (born September 4, 1975 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania) is a former American football quarterback of the National Football League. He was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as a street free agent in 2000. He played college football at Pittsburgh.

Lytle was also a member of the Carolina Panthers, Baltimore Ravens and Colorado Crush.

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Professional career

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Rhein Fire

In the 2000 offseason, Lytle played for the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe and won World Bowl VIII.[1]

Seattle Seahawks

Lytle was claimed off waivers by the Seattle Seahawks on August 28, 2000.[2] He made his NFL debut on October 22 in a 31-3 loss to the Oakland Raiders, but did not record any statistics.[3] He also appeared in the team's 17-15 win over the San Diego Chargers on November 5.[3]

Lytle was later waived and re-signed to the practice squad on November 23.[2]

Carolina Panthers

On December 4, 2000, Lytle was signed off the practice squad to the Carolina Panthers' active roster after defensive end Jason Peter was placed on injured reserve.[2][4] He was inactive for every game the rest of the season.[3]

Lytle made his 2001 preseason debut for the Panthers on August 18 in a 23-8 loss to the New England Patriots.[5] He attempted just one pass in the game, failing to connect with receiver Jim Turner.[5] Lytle saw more extensive action in the preseason finale against the Cleveland Browns on August 31.[6] After a 90-yard kickoff returned for a touchdown by Browns receiver Andre King with five minutes remaining in the game, Lytle led the two-play, 59-yard drive which culminated with a 51-yard touchdown to receiver Dialleo Burks.[6] Lytle finished the game 5-for-8 for 114 yards and a touchdown, while also carrying the ball twice for a total of five yards, as the Panthers beat the Browns 23-20.[6]

Lytle began the 2001 season as the Panthers' third-string quarterback behind starter Chris Weinke and backup Dameyune Craig.[4] He made his regular season Panthers debut on November 4 against the Miami Dolphins after Weinke went down with a shoulder injury and Craig with a foot injury.[4] Lytle played the final six minutes of the game against the Dolphins, going 2-for-4 for seven yards and losing 13 yards on two sacks as the Panthers lost 23-6.[3][4]

The following week against the St. Louis Rams, Lytle made his first and only NFL start. He completed 15 of 25 passes for 126 yards and a touchdown while rushing for eight yards on two carries.[3] However, he was also intercepted for Rams defensive backs Kim Herring and Aeneas Williams.[7] His first career touchdown pass came on a four-yard grab by tight end Kris Mangum, but the Panthers fell to the Rams 48-14.[7]

Lytle's final Panthers appearance came the following month in a 27-23 loss to the New Orleans Saints.[3] Lytle threw just one pass in the game after Weinke went down with a concussion, and was intercepted by cornerback Fred Thomas.[4][8]

The following offseason, Lytle was tendered a contract offer by the Panthers as an exclusive-rights free agent.[4] However, the team rescinded the offer on May 21, 2002, making him an unrestricted free agent.[4]

Baltimore Ravens

After spending the 2002 season out of football, Lytle was signed by the Baltimore Ravens on July 23, 2003.[4] He failed to make the team out of training camp, however, and was released on August 25.[4]

Colorado Crush

On November 23, 2003, Lytle signed with the Colorado Crush of the Arena Football League.[1] However, he failed to earn a job with the team on opening day and was released in favor of Jose Davis and John Dutton on February 2, 2004.[9]

References

  1. ^ a b "Matt Lytle Signs With Crush". ColoradoCrush.com. http://www.coloradocrush.com/news/index.cfm?fuseaction=newsDetail&newsID=28&contentID=79&navID=82. Retrieved 24 April 2008.  
  2. ^ a b c "Seattle Seahawks - Transactions". Seahawks.com. http://www.seahawks.com/Team/Transactions.aspx?year=2000. Retrieved 18 April 2008.  
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Matt Lytle: Game Logs". NFL.com. http://www.nfl.com/players/gamelogs?id=LYT411541. Retrieved 18 April 2008.  
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Matt Lytle, QB". KFFL.com. http://www.kffl.com/player/271/nfl/news. Retrieved 18 April 2008.  
  5. ^ a b "NFL Play-by-Play: Post Game - New England Patriots at Carolina Panthers - 2001 Preseason Week 2". NFL.com. http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/playbyplay?game_id=17953&displayPage=tab_play_by_play&season=2001&week=PRE2&override=true. Retrieved 18 April 2008.  
  6. ^ a b c "NFL Box Score: Post Game - Cleveland Browns at Carolina Panthers - 2001 Preseason Week 4". NFL.com. http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/playbyplay?game_id=17953&displayPage=tab_play_by_play&season=2001&week=PRE2&override=true. Retrieved 18 April 2008.  
  7. ^ a b "NFL Game Center: Post Game - Carolina Panthers at St. Louis Rams - 2001 Week 9". NFL.com. http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/playbyplay?game_id=17953&displayPage=tab_play_by_play&season=2001&week=PRE2&override=true. Retrieved 18 April 2008.  
  8. ^ "NFL Game Center: Post Game - Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints - 2001 Week 12". NFL.com. http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/playbyplay?game_id=17953&displayPage=tab_play_by_play&season=2001&week=PRE2&override=true. Retrieved 18 April 2008.  
  9. ^ "Crush Announce Opening Day Roster". ColoradoCrush.com. http://www.coloradocrush.com/news/index.cfm?fuseaction=newsDetail&newsID=46. Retrieved 18 April 2008.  

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