ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
62 - John Lyon
John Lyon
Height: 6-3
Weight: 265
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Durham, N.C.
High School: Hillside
Position: DE
Major: Psychology
House Affiliation: Eliot

at Harvard
2012: Second team All-Ivy League at defensive end ... First team All-Ivy League by CollegeSportsMadness.com ... Preseason All-Ivy League by College Sports Madness ... Preseason second team All-Ivy League by Phil Steel’s College Football Preview ... Had two sacks, 2.5 tackles for a loss and a QB hurry against San Diego ... Had three tackles including an 18-yard sack at Brown ... had a 12-yard tackle for a loss against Cornell ... Had a sack and two QB hurries against Bucknell ... Had half a sack at Princeton ... Had two sacks at Dartmouth ... Had a sack against Columbia.

2011: All-Ivy League Honorable Mention ... Produced consistently and finished in a tie for second on the team with three QB sacks to go with five QB hurries ... Had a sack in the season opener at Holy Cross ... Recovered a fumble against Brown ... Had an 11-yard sack in a win against Dartmouth ... Had a sack in a win at Yale.

2010: Missed the season with an injury.

2009: Appeared in all 10 games, collecting 31 tackles (14 solo) and 5.5 tackles for a loss of 31 yards, two sacks and seven QB hurries ... Had a tackle for a loss in the season opener at then-No. 23 Holy Cross ... Had five tackles including one for a loss and a QB hurry in a win at Lehigh ... Had a sack in a win over Dartmouth ... Had six tackles including two for a loss and a sack against Penn ... Had four solo tackles and two QB hurries including the final one, forcing Yale's Patrick Witt into an interception with under a minute remaining in Harvard's 14-10 victory.

2008: Did not appear in a game ... Minor H recipient.

Background:
At Hillside: Lettered in football and wrestling ... Football captain as a senior ... All-Pac-6 conference at defensive end and tight end ... Special teams and defensive lineman of the year ... Team's Ironman award ... Valedictorian of school ... National Honor Society.

Personal:
Aspires for a career in the medical research field.