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Alex Lyons
Alex  Lyons

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
DeSoto

High School:
DeSoto

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 225

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
02/20/1994

Experience:
2L


08/31/2015

David Bailiff Press Conference Quotes

Head Coach David Bailiff held his press conference at the beginning of the week prior to the Wagner game this Saturday.

07/14/2015

Lyons and Reue Named to Rotary Lombardi Watch List

Annual award presented in Houston on December 9

06/02/2015

Lyons and Reue Lead Phil Steele's All C-USA Owls

Eight Owls honored on preseason list

04/09/2015

C-USA-Leading 246 Rice Athletes Named to Commissioner's Honor Roll

More than 2,500 Conference USA athletes honored

12/09/2014

13 Owls Honored by C-USA Coaches

2014 All C-USA Team

08/15/2015

Training Camp '15 First Scrimmage

Rice held its first scrimmage of Training Camp '15 on August 15

05/30/2015

Meyerland Cleanup

Members of the Rice Football team helped the residents of Meyerland cleanup from the recent flooding.

12/24/2014

2014 Hawai'i Bowl

Rice defeated Fresno State 30-6 in the 2014 Hawai'i Bowl

12/10/2014

Rice 41, Army 21

Rice defeated Army 41-12 on October 11.

10/04/2014

Football vs. Hawai'i

Rice 28, Hawai'i 14 Oct. 4, 2014

Rice
Preseason All C-USA choice by Phil Steele and on the Rotary Lombardi Award Watch list as he heads into his second year as a starter.

2014
Led the team with 71 tackles as a sophomore... Credited with a career-high 10 stops at Marshall... Closed out season by setting career-high with eight solo stops vs. Fresno State in the Hawai’i Bowl... Tied with Graysen Schantz for the lead among returning players with three sacks last year... Recovered a muffed punt vs. UTEP to set up the Owls final score... Credited with a career-best 10 tackles at Marshall... Had sacks in back-to-back games vs. Hawai’i and Army.

2013
Chipped in solid minutes at linebacker as a freshman... Made his first start at UTSA... Scored the Owls' second defensive touchdown in three games by returning a blocked field goal for 62 yards and a TD vs. Houston... Also shared his first career TFL vs. Houston... Made his debut with 5 tackles at Texas A&M.

2012
Redshirted after having surgery during training camp... Was one of five winners of the 2012 NFF National High School Scholar-Athlete Award for his academic achievement in high school and attended the 2012 NFF Awards Banquet in New York to receive his award.

DeSoto High School
All-District 11-5A selection as a senior for coach Claude Mathis at DeSoto HS... Finished his career with 430 career tackles, 35 TFL, five sacks, 14 pass breakups, nine forced fumbles, five fumbles recovered and three interceptions... Ranked 78th in ESPNU's Texas 150... Third-team preseason Super State selection by Dave Campbell's Texas Football and also a member of their Hot 300... National Honor Society... Spanish National Honor Society... Class officer as a junior... Texas ACT Council Award winner.

Personal
Full Name: Alexander Rashad Lyons... Born: Feb. 20, 1994 at Dallas... Parents: Sharonda Lyons and Danny Lyons... Rice major: Sport Management... Rice College: McMurtry.

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