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Rick Lyster

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ocean, N.J.

High School:
Ocean Township

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 280

Position:
DL

Major:
International Affairs and Government & Law

Rick Lyster

05/16/2013

Lyster Recognized as All-American by NSCA

Senior defensive lineman was an All-Patriot League selection

05/15/2013

Nominees Announced for Major Awards at 2013 PARDees

Winners of Department of Athletics four major awards to be announced at May 23 ceremony

11/20/2012

Smith Pulls In Patriot League Rookie of the Year Laurels

Leopards place seven players on All-Patriot League Teams; three named Academic All-Patriot League

11/17/2012

Leopards Close Out 2012 Season vs. No. 12 Lehigh

Mountain Hawks score 21 unanswered second-half points

10/20/2012

Leopards' Defense Pounds Holy Cross

Lafayette improves to 2-0 in Patriot League

11/03/2012

Lafayette at Colgate

Photos by Athletic Communications

10/27/2012

Lafayete vs. Georgetown

Photos by Rick Smith

10/20/2012

Lafayette vs. Holy Cross

Photos by Rick Smith

10/13/2012

Lafayette at Yale

Photos by Lafayette Athletic Communications

10/06/2012

Lafayette vs. Princeton

Photos by Rick Smith

2012: Will serve as a team tri-captain, joining Darius Safford and Andrew Shoop in leadership roles...named to the Preseason All-Patriot League Team.

2011: Started all 11 games at defensive tackle, earning his second varsity letter...achieved All-Patriot League Second-Team status while being named the team's Defensive Line MVP...recorded 42 tackles, with six for loss...managed three sacks and a forced fumble...rang up eight tackles against Colgate (11/5)...registered 2.5 tackles for loss, a sack and a forced fumble against Fordham (10/22).

2010: Played in 11 games and started five of the last six games at defensive end to earn his first varsity letter...recorded 11 tackles (one for loss) with one pass break-up on the season...made a season-high four tackles in win over Stony Brook.

2009: Did not see any varsity game action.

AT OCEAN TOWNSHIP: Member of National Honor Society and a Spartan Scholar...earned three varsity letters in football...versatile athlete who played on offensive and defensive lines, and at tight end and linebacker...accounted for 70 tackles and 6.5 sacks as a senior...was a Liberty Division, Monmouth County and All-Shore First Team selection...earned All-State Group 3 honors...was the 2008 Liberty Division Defensive Player of the Year and received the Lombardi Award as top lineman...also participated in wrestling and track and field at Ocean Township...went 33-5 in senior wrestling campaign when he was a district champion and finished fourth in the region...competed in shot put and discus and earned First-Team Monmouth County honors as a junior.

PERSONAL: Son of Richard and Susan Lyster...sister, Carly, was the captain of the 2011 Wagner College women's lacrosse team...brother, Tyler, is a wrestler at Bucknell...youngest brother, Thomas, plays football, wrestling and track at Ocean Township High School...born 12/19/90.

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