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Lyle Leong
Lyle Leong

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Abilene, Texas

High School:
Abilene

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 175

Position:
Wide Receiver

Birthdate:
08/23/1987

Experience:
3L

Major:
Exercise and Sport Science


2010
All-Big 12 second team (AP)... All-Big 12 second team (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)... All-Big 12 second team (Phil Steele)... All-Big 12 second team (Rivals.com)... All-Big 12 second team (San Antonio Express-News)... All-Big 12 second team (Dallas Morning News)... All-Big 12 honorable mention (Coaches)... NCAA RANKINGS: tied for 10th in scoring (touchdowns) (19)... tied for 21st in scoring (points/game) (8.77)... 31st in receptions per game (5.69)... 41st in total receiving yards (926)... 46th in receiving yards per game (71.2)... BIG 12 RANKINGS: led all players with three games having three receiving touchdowns... tied for fourth with four 100-yard receiving games... tied for third in scoring touchdowns (19)... third in scoring points/game (8.8 points/game)... sixth in receiving yards per game (71.2)... seventh in receptions per game (5.7)... TEXAS TECH RECORD BOOK: ranks second on Tech career receiving touchdowns list (32)... ranks tied for eighth on Tech career scoring list (32 touchdowns)... ranks tied for second on Tech single-season receiving touchdowns list (19)... ranks tied for fifth on Tech single-season scoring list (114 points)... ranks tied for fifth on Tech single-season touchdowns list (19)... BIG 12 RECORD BOOK: ranks fifth on Big 12 career receiving touchdowns list (32)... played in 13 games (11 starts) leading the team with 926 yards receiving (12.5 avg.) with 74 receptions and leading the team with 19 receiving touchdowns... also led team averaging 71.2 yards-per game receiving... only former All-American Michael Crabtree (22 - 2007) had more receiving touchdowns in a single-season... tied Crabtree's 2008 mark of 19 touchdown catches... ended career with at least one reception in 36 consecutive games spanning from 9/20/08, against UMASS at Jones AT&T Stadium to 1/1/11, against Northwestern in the TicketCity Bowl at Cotton Bowl Stadium... also finished career with a streak of 24 straight games with a catch during Big 12 competition which covered the entire 2008, 2009 and 2010 seasons... one of eight Texas Tech seniors playing in fourth consecutive bowl game as this group of seniors played in the Gator, Cotton, Alamo and TicketCity Bowls (Baron Batch, Bront Bird, Brian Duncan, Julius Howard, Lyle Leong, Detron Lewis, LaRon Moore, Colby Whitlock)... connected with QB Taylor Potts for 25 touchdowns during 2009-2010 seasons... made 10 catches for 118 yards with two receiving touchdowns against Northwestern in the TicketCity Bowl (1/1) at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas... 10 receptions are the most by a Red Raider in a bowl game since 2008 (Eric Morris, 10 - vs. Mississippi - Cotton Bowl)... 118 receiving yards are the most by a Red Raider in a bowl game since 2006 (Joel Filani, 162 - vs. Minnesota - Insight Bowl)... two receiving touchdowns are the most by a Red Raider in a bowl game since 2008 (Edward Britton, 2 - vs. Mississippi - Cotton Bowl)... entered Tech all-time bowl game record book with two receiving touchdowns (tied for the most), 10 receptions (tied for second most) and with 12 points scored (tied for second most) in contest against Northwestern... marked fifth career 100-yard receiving game and fourth of the season... owns 10 career multi-receiving touchdown games (six this season), including three games this season with three touchdowns... has caught at least one touchdown in six of the last seven games and has at least one receiving touchdown in 10 games this season... had at least one TD catch in 12 of the last 15 games dating back to 2009 season... during last 15 games (dating back to Baylor in 2009) has caught 83 passes for 1,042 yards with 22 receiving touchdowns... caught three passes for 46 yards with one touchdown reception against Houston (11/27)... made three catches for 37 yards and caught one touchdown pass against Weber State (11/20)... joined senior Brian Duncan as a team captain against Weber State... made two catches for 14 yards at No. 16 Oklahoma (11/13)... caught nine passes for 123 yards with two touchdown receptions against No. 14 Missouri (11/6)... was the third time during career, and second time of the season, with multiple touchdowns in consecutive games (3 vs. Rice, 2 at Texas - 2009... 3 vs. SMU, 2 at New Mexico - 2010... 3 at Texas A&M, 2 vs. Missouri - 2010)... made five catches for 67 yards with three touchdowns at Texas A&M (10/30)... caught a touchdown pass from Taylor Potts in the second quarter and caught two touchdown passes from Steven Sheffield in the fourth quarter... three touchdown receptions matches a career-high (five times)... caught five passes for 32 yards with one touchdown at Colorado (10/23)... made three receptions for 28 yards against Oklahoma State (10/16)... tallied five catches for 85 yards against Baylor at the Cotton Bowl (10/9)... had streak of at least one touchdown in six consecutive games snapped against Baylor... caught nine passes for 125 yards and three touchdowns against Cyclones... posted touchdown catches in second, third and fourth quarters from QB Taylor Potts... joined senior Bront Bird as a team captain against Iowa State... on the receiving end of four passes for 34 yards with one touchdown against No. 4 Texas (9/18)... caught five passes for 75 yards with two touchdowns at New Mexico (9/11)... opened the season with back-to-back multiple touchdown performances (3 vs. SMU, 2 at New Mexico)... made season debut breaking previous career-highs with 11 receptions and 142 yards and tied a career-high three touchdowns (set twice previously) in season opener against SMU (9/5)... 142 yards are tied for the 18th most by a Big 12 receiver during season... previous career-highs were nine catches and 117 yards, both coming against Rice (2009)... marked second career 100-yard receiving game... caught TD passes from Taylor Potts in the first, second and third quarter against Mustangs... two-yard TD reception in first quarter (0:54) was the first for Tech in 2010 season.

2009
Hauled in an impressive 43-yard pass, jumping over the head of his defender to make the grab against Michigan State ... finished the game with three receptions for 58 yards and a touchdown ... scored both of Tech's touchdowns in the win over Baylor ... finished the game with six receptions for 58 yards ... caught two passes for 25 yards in the win over Oklahoma ... grabbed two catches for 12 yards at Oklahoma State ... caught three passes for 29 yards in the win over Kansas ... grabbed two receptions for 15 yards against Texas A&M... tipped a pass on the opening drive out of the hands of an NU defender for a 34-yard reception ... Tech eventually scored ... finished the Nebraska game with three receptions for 46 yards ... scored a touchdown on two receptions in the win over Kansas State ... had 47 receiving yards ... had an 18-yard reception in the win over New Mexico ... caught two passes for 11 yards ... scored two touchdowns on six receptions for 80 yards against Texas .... recorded career highs in receptions (nine), yards (117) against Rice ... tied his career for touchdowns with three ... caught five passes for 55 yards with a long of 28 versus North Dakota.

2008
Completed the season with 18 receptions for 206 yards and three touchdowns ... averaged 11.4 yards per catch ... logged a catch for seven yards against Ole Miss in the Cotton Bowl ... one reception for 14 yards in win over Baylor ... two receptions for 27 yards at Oklahoma ... grabbed three receptions for 36 yards in the win over Oklahoma State ... three catches for 28 yards against Texas ... had one reception for 12 yards at Kansas ... caught one pass for 13 yards against the Aggies ... had one catch for five yards against Nebraska ... registered a career in one day at Kansas State in his first start ... caught three passes, all touchdowns, against the Wildcats ... entered the game with one career scoring catch ... totaled 23 yards ... had one catch for nine yards against UMass ... showed why he participates in the high jump for the Red Raider track program ... elevated himself in the opener against Eastern Washington to snag a 32-yard reception.

2007
Finished rookie season with 15 receptions for 174 yards and a touchdown ... had one catch for 11 yards in the bowl win over Virginia ... hauled in two passes for 17 yards and his first career touchdown, an acrobatic nine-yard reception in the fourth quarter against Northwestern State ... had three catches for 35 yards at Rice ... made his collegiate debut at SMU, pulling in three catches for 43 yards in the second half of Tech's decisive 49-9 victory ... two of his three receptions came from the hand of quarterback Taylor Potts, a former high school teammate at Abilene High ... joined the team for 2007 spring practice after grayshirting in the fall of 2006 ... made a number of plays during his spring despite wearing a cast that covered his left wrist and hand ... displayed an ability to find holes in defensive zones and looks to be a part of the outside receiver rotation this fall ... caught four passes for 44 yards in the annual Red and Black Spring Game.

HIGH SCHOOL
Abilene High School in Abilene, Texas ... Texas Class 5A All-State first team in 2005 ... Class 5A Region I First Team (TexasHSFootball.com) ... All-Big Country Super Team (Abilene Reporter-News) ... grabbed 57 passes for 1,250 yards and 12 touchdowns last season ... ranked fifth in Class 5A in receiving yards ... caught 34 passes for 600 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior ... runs a 4.5 forty and has a 38-inch vertical ... recruited by Baylor, Georgia Tech, SMU and TCU ... High School Coach: Steve Warren.

PERSONAL
Lyle Leong, Jr ... born August 23, 1987, in Abilene, Texas ... son of Kari and Lyle Leong ... has a younger brother, London ... father, Lyle Sr., played in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles ... enjoys listening to music in his free time ... lists his career goal as becoming a coach ... also a member of the Red Raider track team, he competed in both the high jump and long jump events during the 2007 season ... a high school teammate of current Tech quarterback Taylor Potts ... majoring in exercise and sport science.

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