18 Devon Lyons

Devon Lyons Ohio State
usaUnited States
North Braddock, PA
High School
Woodland Hills
Past Teams
Ohio State
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

Major: Consumer Affairs (2006-07)

Weight: 214 (2004-07)

2007 Media Guide:  Saw significant minutes down the stretch his freshman year and figured to one of the Buckeyes’ top six receivers before being hurt last year.

2006: Saw action in three consecutive Big Ten games at Michigan State and vs. Indiana and Minnesota.

2006 Media Guide: Sat out the last 10 games of 2005 because of an ankle injury … was able to practice in the spring and should be full-go in the fall of 2006 … big, physical receiver with excellent hands and fine speed … also plays on the special teams.

2005: Played in first two games (Miami and Texas), but injured his left ankle in practice prior to the San Diego State game and missed the remainder of the season.

2005 Media Guide: Lettered last year as a true freshman … big, physical receiver with excellent hands and fine speed … made steady improvement last year and worked his way into the receiver rotation, seeing significant minutes the last six games of the season … has all the tools to be a standout and should see additional playing time this year … spent some time practicing at safety late last year when injuries decimated the OSU defensive backfield … made a favorable impression with the defensive coaches, but is expected to remain on offense … can become a very good college football player … coaches love his work ethic.

2004: Played in all 12 games … caught his first pass at Michigan State and hauled in a 15-yard reception the following week at Purdue … totaled 30 minutes of playing time on the year … longest stints were six minutes against Indiana and five minutes at Purdue … was one of the last players to commit to his class, but was a welcome and valuable addition.

High School: Standout receiver with size and speed … is the type of player who could make an immediate impact and will get a long look in the fall … was one of the last players to commit to the class, but certainly a welcome and valuable addition … earned a reputation in high school as a “big play” player … enhanced the reputation as a senior, converting 14 of 23 receptions into touchdowns … also played defensive back and had 52 tackles and four interceptions as a senior … named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s “Fab 22” team … finished junior season with 49 tackles, five interceptions and five forced fumbles … also runs track and has posted personal-best times of 10.9 in the 100 meters and 22.8 in the 200 meters … listed as the 12th best wide receiver prospect in the nation and the fourth best overall prospect from Pennsylvania by SuperPrep … ranked as the 17th-best safety by TheInsiders.com … ranked as the No. 20 safety by Tom Lemming.

Personal: Is the son of Wesley Lyons and Marva LaMar … favorite TV show is Family Guy … has two pet ferrets – Smoke and Ice … favorite former Buckeye is Santonio Holmes.


SeasonTeamGGSTgtRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDLng2 Pt Conv
2004Ohio State121NA2157.50150