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Leilyon Myers
22  Leilyon Myers

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Compton, Calif.

High School:
Lynnwood

Last College:
Palomar JC

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 230

Position:
RB

Experience:
1L

11/19/2011

Tulsa Foils Senior Day for UTEP

Joe Banyard rushed 20 times for 91 yards and a touchdown for the Miners (5-6, 2-5).

11/14/2011

UTEP to Host Tulsa Saturday With Bowl Eligibility on the Line

Special ticket prices are available when the Miners take on the red-hot Golden Hurricane, winners of six consecutive games.

10/22/2011

Miners Run Colorado State Ragged on Homecoming

Vernon Frazier rushed for a career-high 167 yards and UTEP piled up 340 yards on the ground in a 31-17 Homecoming win over the Rams.

10/17/2011

Mike Price Media Luncheon Quotes (10/17/11)

UTEP's head coach recapped the Miners' 44-7 win at Tulane while looking ahead to Saturday's Homecoming game versus Colorado State.

10/15/2011

UTEP Throttles Tulane, 44-7

Miners

11/20/2011

UTEP vs Tulsa. Senior Day. Photos by IPA

Photos by Ivan Pierre Aguirre

11/12/2011

UTEP vs E. Carolina. Photos by Ivan Pierre Aguirre

Photos by Ivan Pierre Aguirre

10/29/2011

UTEP vs So. Miss. Photos by Ivan Pierre Aguirre

Photos by Ivan Pierre Aguirre

09/29/2011

UTEP vs Houston. Photos by Ivan Pierre Aguirre

Photos by Ivan Pierre Aguirre

09/17/2011

UTEP vs NMSU. Photos by Ivan Pierre Aguirre

Photos by Ivan Pierre Aguirre

2010 (JUNIOR): Season totals were 51 rushes for 216 yards and two catches for 15 yards ... averaged 4.2 yards per carry ... rated second on the squad with six rushing TDs ... breakthrough performance came at Arkansas with six carries for 71 yards, including a 51-yard touchdown run ... ran for 33 yards on seven attempts versus NM State, and 30 yards on 10 rushes at New Mexico ... scored twice against Rice ... had a 16-yard kickoff return at Marshall.

2009 (SOPHOMORE): Sat out the season per NCAA transfer requirements.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Transferred from Palomar Junior College, where he was coached by Joe Early ... injured his shoulder in two-a-days and redshirted the 2008 season ... began the '08 campaign listed as a J.C. Gridwire preseason second team All-American ... first-team All-Mission Conference Central Division pick for the Comets in 2007 ... also was selected Palomar's Outstanding Offensive Player by his teammates ... rushed for 869 yards and 13 touchdowns on 150 carries to lead the team, averaging 5.8 yards per carry ... also caught eight passes for 126 yards and one touchdown ... rushed for 227 yards, the third-best single-game total in Palomar history, and three touchdowns versus Grossmont College ... also ran for three scores against Riverside CC and Ventura College ... had four 100-yard games on the year ... signed with Washington out of high school ... rated the 63rd-best athlete prospect in the country and a top-100 player in the state of California by Rivals.com following a distinguished career at Lynnwood High School ... ranked 84th on Scout.com's West Hot 100 ... three-year varsity letterwinner for coaches Jeff Jenkins and Mark Williams ... played free safety, running back, wide receiver and returned kicks as a prep ... first team All-Conference offensive and defensive player as a senior ... chosen a first team All-Area safety by the Long Beach Press Telegram after leading the conference in forced fumbles his senior year ... rushed for 818 yards on 137 carries (6.0 avg.) as a senior while adding nine receptions for 117 yards and a score ... also reached the end zone on a 99-yard kickoff return, and accumulated 54 tackles on defense ... ranked fifth among Southern Section running backs by The Los Angeles Times ... team MVP as both a junior and senior ... other junior honors included first team All-Conference (offense and defense) and second team All-Area safety ... rushed for 1,347 yards and 19 TDs as a junior ... played basketball and ran track in high school as well ... served as vice president of the African American Student Union and web designer for the student council in high school.

PERSONAL: Full name is Leilyon Mardell Myers ... first name is pronounced Leelan ... parents are Benny and Margie Myers ... has three brothers and one sister ... cousin of former USC and Arizona Cardinals cornerback Justin Wyatt ... born 2/3/88 (Inglewood, Calif.) ... Multidisciplinary Studies major.

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