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Rick Lyster


Ocean, N.J.

High School:
Ocean Township

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 280


International Affairs and Government & Law

Rick  Lyster


Lyster Recognized as All-American by NSCA

Senior defensive lineman was an All-Patriot League selection


Nominees Announced for Major Awards at 2013 PARDees

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


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


Leopards Close Out 2012 Season vs. No. 12 Lehigh

Mountain Hawks score 21 unanswered second-half points


Leopards' Defense Pounds Holy Cross

Lafayette improves to 2-0 in Patriot League


Lafayette at Colgate

Photos by Athletic Communications


Lafayete vs. Georgetown

Photos by Rick Smith


Lafayette vs. Holy Cross

Photos by Rick Smith


Lafayette at Yale

Photos by Lafayette Athletic Communications


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, Tyler, is a wrestler at Bucknell...youngest brother, Thomas, plays football, wrestling and track at Ocean Township High School...born 12/19/90.