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#39 Riley Lyons
Position: K/P
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 185
Year: Junior
Hometown: Roswell, Ga.
High School: Blessed Trinity
Major: Biology
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Riley LyonsSOPHOMORE (2012)
Recorded every kick — punt, field goal, PAT and kickoff — by a Dartmouth player during the season ... second-leading scorer among kickers in the Ivy League with 53 points ... third in the league in touchbacks on kickoffs and net average ... enjoyed an overall fine season opener against Butler, averaging 37.5 yards on four punts and converting all five PATs ... named Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week after second game when he drilled the game-winning, 31-yard field goal with one second left at Holy Cross for a 13-10 triumph ... also had a 34-yarder before halftime to tie the score and immediately after saved a touchdown with a tackle after a 69-yard kickoff return, plus crushed a season-long 57-yard punt against the Crusaders ... cranked two more field goals and converted all three of his PATs in first Big Green win against Yale in 10 years ... season-best 44-yard field goal came against Sacred Heart ... also tackled a Pioneer punt returner ... twice pinned Columbia inside its 20 with punts, one of which was downed on the two, as Dartmouth won a thriller, 21-16 ... pulled off successful onside kick to start the Harvard game ... five of his seven punts against the Crimson ended inside the 20 as well, two of which were inside the 10 ... cranked a 50-yard punt, a 34-yard field goal and five touchbacks on eight kickoffs in 44-28 victory at Cornell ... recorded another solo tackle on a kick return versus Brown.

FRESHMAN (2011)
Handled the kickoff duties for the Big Green in first season ... his 60.7-yard average ranked second in the Ivy League, helping to push back opponents to an average start of the 30-yard line, third best in the conference ... also second in the league with three touchbacks ... averaged at least 59 yards on kickoffs in nine of the 10 games ... longest average in a game came in the 37-0 win over Columbia, booting six kicks an average of 64.5 yards ... made tackles against Holy Cross, Harvard and Cornell, with both of the last two saving touchdowns.

HIGH SCHOOL
Booted 52-yard field goal in senior season at Blessed Trinity ... boomed touchbacks on 31-of-45 kickoffs ... averaged 38.6 yards per punt ... kickoffs clocked with a 4.1-second hang time ... chosen all-state first team as a punter by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and second-team all-state kicker by the Associated Press ... owns school records for touchbacks (72), field goals (22) and PATs (83) ... first NIKE camp kicker ever to win three of four competitions, taking the titles for field goal, kickoff and punt at the Atlanta stop ... kickoff champion at invitation-only national specialists camp in Los Angeles ... also played soccer as a freshman ... National Honor Society member recognized by Sports Champion of Greater Atlanta and George Morris Scholarship National Football Foundation.

PERSONAL
Biology major ... son of Rory and Jeanne ... born on Dec. 1, 1992 ... has one brother ... both parents attended the University of Virginia.


Complete Career Statistics

SCORINGgtdrushrcvretpat2patfgtotalavg/g
2011 10 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.0
2012 10 0 0 0 0 32-33 0 7 53 5.3
TOTAL 10 0 0 0 0 32-33 0 7 53 2.7
 
FIELD GOALSgmadeattlongpct
2011 10 0 0 0 0.0
2012 10 7 14 44 50.0
TOTAL 20 7 14 44 50.0
 
PUNTINGgno.yardsavglongtbfci2050+blkd
2011 10 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 10 45 1593 35.4 57 2 17 11 3 1
TOTAL 10 45 1593 35.4 57 2 17 11 3 1
 
KICKOFFSgno.yardsTBavg
2011 10 46 2791 3 60.7
2012 10 49 2909 15 59.4
TOTAL 10 95 5700 18 60.0
 
TACKLESguaatotaltflpdfffrblk
2011 10 2 1 3 0.0-0 0 0 0 0
2012 10 3 0 3 0.0-0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 10 5 1 3 0.0-0 0 0 0 0
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