Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Tyler Lyon
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: April 17, 2007
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Arizona: RS... Lyon will contend for the backup quarterback role or more in 2007... Brings prototypical physical stature to the equation at the position... Nice accuracy with 68 percent completion rate (21 for 31) in major spring scrimmages... Redshirted 2006 although earned travel status as an emergency option most of the year... The UA staff signed one quarterback in the 2006 class and pegged Lyon as a top target... He’s a good fit with experienced junior and senior QBs on the squad...


High School: Newhall High School, Hart, Calif., 2006... PrepStar All-America and Top 200, No. 16 quarterback for coach Mike Herrington... three-star No. 10 pro-style quarterback ranking... three-star rating... ESPN 150 selection... SuperPrep All-Farwest... Finished 2005 with 164 completions in 296 attempts, for 2,282 yards and 16 touchdowns, building a 134.62 pass efficiency rating... 3,108 yards on 213-for-364 passing and 27 touchdowns as a junior in 2004... Had a big game with 348 yards on 24 of 37, with two scores, vs. Glendora... 20 completions in 38 attempts for 294 yards in state title game... Baseball pitcher and plans to earn a chance to try two sports at UA... Sixth consecutive Hart quarterback to earn a college scholarship, following Sean Norton, David Neill, Matt Moore, Kyle Matter and Kyle Boller, a succession of Division I quarterbacks churned out by coach Mike Herrington... 11-3 team in 2005... Scored eight touchdowns rushing for 177 yards as a senior... Fab50Recruiting Super Prospect...


Personal: Academic interest in business... Father, Chuck, is coach at College of Canyons in Valencia, Calif.... Date of birth: Sept. 4, 1987, Valencia, Calif.


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