Rice became bowl-eligible for the second time in as many years in the Owls' 45-7 victory over UTEP.
Oct. 26, 2013
Heads into spring drills listed as the top candidate to replace Michael Kutzler at linebacker... Member of 2013 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Chipped in solid minutes at linebacker as a redshirt freshman... Made his first career start at UTSA... Scored the Owls' second defensive touchdown in three games this season, returning a blocked field goal for 62 yards and a TD vs. Houston... Also shared his first career TFL vs. Houston... Redshirt freshman who sat out last year while rehabbing from surgery but made his debut with 5 tackles at Texas A&M.
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.
Full Name: Alexander Rashad Lyons... Born: February 20, 1994 at Dallas... Parents: Sharonda Lyons and Danny Lyons... Rice college: McMurtry.