Matt and Susie met while attending Purdue together. They were married in 2001. They have three children together, Collin, William and Gracie.
Matt and Susie founded a charitable organization in 2003, called the Light Foundation. They work to provide football equipment, jerseys, and training equipment to football programs in need.
Matt and Susie did an interview with WHDH in Boston in 2007, where they reflected back on how they started dating:
“My mom was in town and Matt came in and went up to her and said ‘Hi! I’m Matt Light, and I’m going to marry your daughter’ and she said, ‘Stand in line buddy and walked away.'” But Matt didn’t give up, and says it’s the best decision he ever made!
“I would probably be naked, homeless, and very hungry and very unhappy if she wasn’t around. I would be lost completely.”