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Nate Lyles
Nate Lyles

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Hubbard H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 203

Position:
S

Experience:
3L



AT VIRGINIA: 2006-Made successful return to the field after missing the final three games of 2005 due to injury and all of spring minicamp while going through rehab ... known for hard-hitting style of play ... played in all 12 games and started the season's first 10 contests ... finished the season with 46 tackles ... had two sacks, both vs. Duke, the first of his career ... broke up three passes ... had lone interception with 47-yard return vs. Pittsburgh ... stopped ball carrier for loss twice against Pitt ... finished East Carolina game with career-high 10 tackles ... posted seven tackles in games vs. Wyoming and Miami ... earned his third letter. 2005-Started for the first time ... one of the defensive leaders ... started the first nine games before being lost for the year due to an injury ... averaged 4.3 tackles per game, seventh on the team ... his two interceptions were the most by a UVa safety in two years ... also broke up two passes ... caused a fumble and recovered another ... made six tackles in both of the first two games (Western Michigan, Syracuse) ... had an interception against Western Michigan ... career-high eight tackles against Maryland ... also had an interception in the game ... led the team in tackling for the first time in his career with seven stops vs. Boston College ... recovered a fumble vs. the Eagles ... caused a fumble, broke up a pass and had three tackles at North Carolina ... made two tackles against Georgia Tech ... injured while tackling P.J. Daniels in the first quarter and was out of action thereafter ... received his second letter. 2004--Played in every game, one of only two true freshmen, along with Tom Santi, to do so ...saw extensive action in the secondary, primarily in the nickel package ... also played on several special teams units including the punt return, kickoff and kickoff return groups ...made seven tackles ...had his first tackle against North Carolina ... two stops vs. Akron ... made one tackle vs. Fresno State in the MPC Computers Bowl ... lettered.

HIGH SCHOOL: Hard-hitting defensive back who was a four-year starter at Hubbard for coach Elton Harris ... listed as the No. 11 cornerback prospect in the country by TheInsiders.com, No. 21 by Collegefootballnews.com and No. 23 by Rivals.com ... ranked by Tom Lemming as the No. 25 safety in the nation ... 4-stars by TheInsiders.com and 3-stars by Rivals.com ... PrepStar All-Midwest Region ... No. 67 player in the Midwest by SuperPrep ... the sixth-best player in Illinois by Rivals.com ... first-team All-State by the Chicago Tribune as a senior ... intercepted eight passes and made 78 tackles that season ... also scored 10 touchdowns on offense his senior season ... Chicago Sun-Times All-City as a junior when he made more than 75 tackles and intercepted two passes.

PERSONAL: Nathan Jahmal Lyles ... born 10-8-85 in Chicago, Ill. ... son of Rashida and Ernest Lyles ... has three older brothers--Ayinde, Ernest, Sundiata ... psychology major.

Lyles Defensively

Year G Plays S A Tot. TFL QBS FR FC PBU Int QBH BIK
2004 12 193 2 5 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 9 546 26 13 39 2-9 0 1 1 2 2 0 0
2006 12 609 28 18 46 4-22 2-17 1 0 3 1 2 0
Career 33 1348 56 36 92 6-31 2-17 2 1 5 3 2 0

Lyles Interceptions

Year G No. Yds Avg. LP TD
2005 9 2 0 0.0 0 0
2006 12 1 47 47.0 47 0
Career 33 3 47 15.7 47 0