Scholar-Athlete Wayne Lyons

Scholar-Athlete Wayne Lyons
2011 Army All-American

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Lyons Virtual Book Club

Join Wayne Lyons' Virtual Book Club!!!!
Pick Up Anything and Read To Yourself!!! every Tuesday and Thursday night
9:00-9:30pm then comment and/or discuss on my facebook: Wayne virtualbookclub Lyons what book/magazine/article you are reading, what chapters or title you read, what stood out to you. Lets Go Get 'Em!!! Join Today!!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Wayne Lyons named Badger Sport All-American

Wayne Lyons was named to the Badger Sport All-American 1st Team Check out a couple of photos: Me and Black Mamba (Cali) pictured left...
Me, Greg Townsend, Ryan Shazier, Keshawn Johnson, Black Mamba (De'Anthony Thomas) and Victor Blackwell. pictured right...
Autographing a jersey for the sponsors, Badger Sports.

Wayne Lyons and SFE are Badger Sports 7 on 7 National Champions!!!

As a member of the South Florida Express 7 on 7 team, I was fortunate enough to be a part of a National Championship Team. We defeated Team 1925, a team out of California, coached by Keyshawn Johnson. With 15 seconds left and the ball on the goalline, I deflected a pass and sealed the victory for our team. What a great feeling! Everyone stepped up, played big and won the championship as a team.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wayne Lyons Named to ESPN 150

ESPN 150 Selection: #66 Overall, #7 Safety

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wayne Lyons Ranked in Rivals 100

Another ranking list is out. This time it is Rivals 100. I am ranked #85 overall, #4 Safety, #16 in Florida.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Wayne Lyons Ranked #16 by Tom Lemming of Max Preps

Tom Lemming unveils the Class of 2011 Top 100 Football Players.

Wayne Lyons Appears on ESPN First Take

50 Questions from Wayne Lyons: Interview on ESPN2 First Take.
With my mom and I having many questions, we got an idea from Coach Charlie Partridge of Wisconsin, to send out the questions via email to all the colleges that offered me scholarships. Never did I imagine that things would blow up the way they have. We were simply trying to find the easiest way to ask all of our questions and remember how each school replied. Now the idea has spread nationally. I'm appreciative to each school that has returned the questions. The questions are only one facet as to how I will decide the college of my choice.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wayne Lyons Ranked #1 by Florida High School Football

Florida High School Football released their rankings for the class of 2011 in March 2010. Click on the link for the complete Super 75 list. Many lists, many different rankings! I'm fortunate and blessed to be included on them all.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wayne Lyons hits Washington, DC

March 2010 was a very special month. I spent 6 days in Washington, DC for a National Scholars Leadership Conference. It was really nice meeting students from all over the country. We spent countless hours preparing for decision-making simulations entitled "If I were President", "A Model Congress" and "Testing the Constitution."

Wayne Lyons named to the 2011 Sporting News National All-Defense Team

I am honored to be named one of the three DBs for the 2011 Sporting News National All-Defense Team.
Ranked #10 in the Top 100

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Wayne Lyons' Newest Offers

The following offers came in on Thursday and Friday of last week:
Maryland, UCLA, Miami and Purdue.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Lyons attending Men of Tomorrow Seminar

Today's seminar topic was "Proper Hygiene and Dress For Success."
The Men of Tomorrow is a youth mentoring program sponsored by
Alpha Phi Alpha Fratenity. High school male students attend bi-weekly
meetings and seminars on various topic to assist us in growing into manhood.
Being from a single parent home, I learn a lot from the men of Alpha. I then
transfer what I learn from them to the elementary and middle school students
that I mentor.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wayne Lyons named Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year

I am proud to announce that I have been selected one of 50 "Old Spice Red Zone Players of the Year." This is truly an honor. Click on the title link above to see the announcement on MaxPreps.
How do you feel:
Inside the goal line with my back against the wall my survival instincts kick in. At that point I no longer feel any fatigue nor do I feel any pain. It is as if I turn into a crazy wrecking machine because my body turns numb and I no longer feel anything. I get the anger rage of a man ready to kill and nothing in the world could calm me down. All of my focus is then channeled to the running back or fullback depending on who I'm assigned to and also all of my pre play reads. Once the ball is snapped I tae my read and react at 100 mph.
How you elevate your team:
Inside the Red Zone I have a unique way of motivating my teammates. First before the play begins I make sure that they are mentally ready for the play to begin. I do that by jumping through the huddle, screaming and yelling like a mad man to get everyone's adrenaline pumping. I also dish out a couple of strikes to the defensive lines helmets to make sure that they are in battle mode. Once the play takes off is where I get really good at motivating. I am usually called on a blitz in the red zone and I charge the backfield and blast the ball carrier in the back field. Once the team hear the collision in the backfield and see me getting up off the top the intensity automatically rises. At that point the entire defense is motivated and ready to do what I just did.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Lyons Mentoring Middle School Students

Monthly I visit middle school students at Attucks Middle School, speaking to them about getting their education, staying out of trouble and peer pressure. A lot of the boys love for me to come so they can ask questions about football, my offers and if I have decided on a college. Of course many of them have their favorites that they feel I should select. Many talk to me about how I balance school and sports. One in particular asked if I would tutor him and help him develop better study habits, yes, he is my favorite because he wants to do better. I am so blessed to have the abilities to reach out to these guys and assist them.
Being dual enrolled allows me the flexibility to visit during school hours, so I have a chance to assist them with work they are working on while the teacher is explaining it to them. So it really works out nice. The principal, Ms. Carle Shaw is really nice and I am grateful she has opened her school to me, giving me the opportunity to work with the students.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Wayne Lyons Gets 3 New Offers in 1 Day

  • Coach Bo Pelini came to my school today and offered me a scholarship.

Coach Lane Kiffin spoke to my head coach today and informed him that USC is offering me a scholarship as well.

Coach Joe Tumpkin, who was my recruiter for PITT, is now at Central Michigan. He spoke to my mom tonight and informed her that Central Michigan is offering me also.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Wayne Lyons Gets In-State Offer from Florida State

Florida State's Coach Stoops and Coach Gran visited me at my high school in early January to inform me that even though they were new to Florida State, didn't even have their business cards yet, they were big on me and was offering me a full scholarship. They are very interested in keeping me in the state of Florida.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Lyons Receives 2 Big 10 Offers

Today, I received a visit from Coach Fickell from The Ohio State. Very happy to announce that they in deed offered me a scholarship and informed me that Coach Tressel will be visiting me next week.
Yesterday, Coach Partridge from Wisconsin stopped by my high school to inform me that they too are offering me and he would like for me to come out and visit. Being that I'm from Florida he wants me to think beyond the distance and weather and give Wisconsin a serious look.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Wayne Lyons named Congressional National Scholar

I am very excited to announce that I have been selected as a National Scholar for the Congressional Youth Leadership Council. I will attend a 6-day Leadership Conference in Washington, DC March 23-28, 2010. I will have the opportunity to meet congressional leaders and tour Capitol Hill among other activities. This is truly an HONOR!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Wayne Lyons named a Army All-American for 2011

It was so much fun being on the sidelines at the 10th Annual Army All-American Bowl Game and being named an Army All-American for 2011 in front of 34,000 plus people. I cannot wait until next year when I play in that game. I'm looking forward to representing the East in that game. This is a video of the announcement at the game.

Wayne Lyons named Defensive MVP at Army National Combine

This is the award I was presented with after being named "Defensive MVP" at the 2010 Army National Combine. It was an great honor being selected as there was 500 kids at the combine and a lot of great athletes with plenty of talent and skills. I had a great time, although it was freezing in San Antonio, Texas.