Originally posted on Optimum Scouting  |  Last updated 10/25/13
For 30 games, Colt Lyerla played for the University of Oregon. Prior to spontaneously leaving the program in early October, he had helped the Ducks go 27-3 during his time in Eugene. After talking to multiple sources in the program, around the program, and NFL scouts, I've been able to document what many have told me is the real story about Lyerla. An Unsteady Start to Lyerla’s Football Life A 61-yard touchdown grab in triple-coverage. That was the first glimpse mainstream football fans had of the then 6'5” 220-pound Hillsboro, Oregon running back and linebacker, Colt Lyerla. The catch eventually made its way through multiple outlets, including ESPN's “SportsCenter”, creating a superstar out of Lyerla seemingly overnight across the state. His junior year was his breakout season, the season many, including himself, realized that he had a chance to play on the next level. Lyerla was a varsity member as a freshman, but neither of his previous years on the team coul...
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