Moved from wide receiver inside to the slot receiver position … slated to be the starter at that position when preseason begins … had an excellent spring campaign and showed signs of outstanding ability … most improved offensive player during the spring … tall, lanky receiver who gives quarterbacks a large target … started coming into his own in the Marshall game and has shown improvement since … previous bowl trips: 2007 Gator, 2008 Fiesta, 2008 Car Care.
2008 (Jr.): Played in 12 games and started five … missed two weeks during preseason with knee injury … missed two more weeks at the end of the season with a left ankle injury … saw action on more than 360 plays, including a season-high 71 against Rutgers … used in 55 plays against Syracuse … registered 11 catches for 104 yards with a long of 19 yards … four catches for 44 yards with a long of 19 against Rutgers … also had two grabs for 16 yards with a long of 12 against Marshall … two receptions for 12 yards with a long of seven yards against Syracuse … one catch for 18 yards against Auburn …a nine-yard reception at Pitt.
2007 (So.): Played in 12 games and started two … saw action on more than 325 plays … season-high 53 plays at USF … used in 30 or more plays in seven games … three knockdowns … has seven catches for 111 yards with a long reception of 21 yards … three catches for 48 yards with a long of 20 yards at Syracuse … two catches for 38 yards with a long reception of 21 yards against Mississippi State … a 16-yard reception against Connecticut and a nine-yard catch against Pitt.
2006 (Fr.): Played as a true freshman in 2006 ... finished with four catches for 39 yards, an average of 10.0 yards per catch with a season long of 12 yards … three catches for 28 yards in Eastern Washington win with a long catch of 12 yards ... 11-yard reception in the win at East Carolina.
Prep: Outstanding prep receiver at Pittsburgh’s Woodland Hills High ... led the 10-3 Wolverines to the WPIAL Class AAAA finals ... all-conference pick for Coach George Novak ... 62 catches for 1,100 yards, 13 TDs as a senior ... Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 22 ... Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Terrific 25 ... Keystone first team all-WPIAL ... also a track letterman ... honor roll student.
Personal: Birthday is Sept. 12 ... son of Wes Lyons and Marva LaMar ... one of three children … majoring in business and economics.