AT COLORADO: 2006 (Sr.)—He saw action in seven games (no starts), as he played 18 snaps from scrimmage but did not record any statistics. He had four tackles in the three main spring scrimmages.
2005 (Jr.)—He saw action in four games (New Mexico State, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Kansas), playing a total of 17 snaps from scrimmage; he not record any tackles. He had three tackles and a quarterback hurry in the three main spring scrimmages.
2004 (Soph.)—He saw action in one game, as he got in for seven plays against North Texas and was in on one assisted tackle. He practiced and played at 300 pounds, or 45 pounds heavier than he was when he first reported to CU as a freshman.
2003 (Fr.-RS)—He saw action in four games on defense (52 snaps), as he had one assisted tackle on the season (against Baylor, when he saw the most action—21 snaps). He played 18 snaps at Texas Tech, playing in his native state. He played at plus-25 pounds over his frosh season.
2002 (Fr.)—Redshirted; he did not see any game action, but practiced all season on the defensive line, mostly at tackle. He was the Scout Team Defense Award winner for the Baylor game.
HIGH SCHOOL—As a senior, he earned Prep Football Report and SuperPrep all-Southwest honors, as PFR ranked him as the No. 56 player in the state of Texas (and the 12th defensive lineman). He also earned first-team all-Houston, all-district (15-5A) and all-conference accolades, and was invited to play in two prestigious all-star games: the all-Greater Houston game and World Class contest in Hawaii. He was an all-conference performer as a junior. As a senior, he had 72 tackles, including 17 for losses with seven quarterback sacks, along with 13 hurries, five passes broken up, five forced fumbles, two recoveries and an interception. He was in on 70 tackles as a junior (13 TFL’s, eight sacks), with 12 hurries, three fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and a pair of PBU’s. Top games as a senior came against rival Klein Oak, as in the 10-7 setback he had 12 tackles, four TFL’s including one sack, and a pass broken up; he had 10 tackles, six for losses with two sacks, in a tough 20-17 loss to Tomball. Klein was 5-5 his senior year and 8-3 his junior year, taking second in the district and qualifying for the state playoffs, under coach Ray Kenjunora. He also lettered four times in track (throws; career bests of 48-0 in the shot put and 155-0 in the discus).
ACADEMICS—He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics in December 2006. A consistent honor roll member in high school, he owned a 3.4 grade point average as a prep.
PERSONAL—He was born January 5, 1983 in Klein, Texas. Hobbies include playing video games, lifting weights, walks on the beach and bass fishing. A brother (Charles Lyles) played football at Minnesota-Morris, and an uncle (Jezell Lyles) played basketball at Prairie View A&M.