Matthew Lyons
Matthew  Lyons


Los Angeles, Calif.

High School:
Dorsey HS

Last College:
L.A. Pierce College

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 220




Nevada Drops 44-27 Contest at Texas A&M

Wolfpack drops their second game of the season


Wolf Pack set to graduate 49 student-athletes in spring and summer Commencement

Every Nevada sport represented on graduation list.


Blue tops Silver in the spring game for the Wolf Pack football team.

Defense has the upper hand with specialized spring game scoring format.


Halfway through spring, Pack is making progress

Saturday's practice will be held at Douglas High School in Minden


Nevada Struggles in Second Half, Loses to Boise State, 34-17

Wimberly leads team with 11 catches for 121 yards.

In 35 career games with the Wolf Pack, boasts 241 tackles and 13.5 tackles for loss.

Senior (2015): Played in 11 games with nine starts in the regular season … Posted 72 tackles, 6.0 TFL, one sack and one fumble recovery … Ranked third on the team in tackles and 15th in the Mountain West among linebackers … Recorded his first collegiate touchdown with a 30-yard fumble recovery in Nevada’s win at Fresno State … Earned Nevada’s defensive player of the week honor with one sack and one fumble recovery against the Bulldogs … Matched a career-high with 16 tackles in Nevada’s victory over Buffalo … Tallied 12 tackles and 1.5 TFL against rivals UNLV … Letter winner.

Junior (2014): Played in 12 games at linebacker with 10 starts ... Ranked third on the team and 20th in the Mountain West in tackles with 80 ... Credited with 80 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, half a sack, two fumble recoveries and one pass breakup on the season ... Tied for the game-high in tackles with nine against Louisiana in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl ... Posted double-digit tackle totals in consecutive games with 11 at San Jose State and a season-high 14 against Boise State ... Recovered a fumble in victories against BYU and San Diego State ... Posted five or more tackles in 8-of-11 games.

Sophomore (2013): Joined Nevada after playing one season at L.A. Pierce College in Southern California ... Played in all 12 games with four starts ... Recorded four double-digit tackling performances with 11 each against Air Force, UNLV and BYU ... Set a career high with a 15-tackle performance in a win against San Jose State ... Registered six tackles for loss on the year.

Before Nevada
Played one season for coach Efrain Martinez at L.A. Pierce College after originally signing with Washington.

High School
A graduate of Dorsey High School in Los Angeles, Calif. ...Earned three varsity letters ... Named all-Coliseum League in 2010 and 2011 ... Also earned all-Los Angeles county honors as a senior.

Born Matthew Dean Lyons on May 15, 1993 ... Son of Kathryn Wainwright ... Has one sister Mariah, and four brothers, Mikey, Mitchell, Max and Tsalta ... Enjoys spending time with his family and friends when he is not on the field ... Majoring in general studies.

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