Nick Lyle

So., Safety, 6-2, 212

Cincinnati, Ohio St.
Xavier H.S.

Has talent to contribute in secondary... Lyle needs to demonstrate hitting and coverage ability to compete for starting safety job... Though inexperienced, Commodores will need Lyle to understand all facets of the new defense, and be a leader on the field.

Played in 10 games... Most of season was spent on kickoff units... Utilized in nickel packages and reserve safety... Credited with six tackles... Posted three solo stops versus Tennessee.


High School
Named All-City by Cincinnati Enquirer and Cincinnati Post... Two-year starter in secondary... Made 69 tackles and had four interceptions as a senior... Team played in state finals during junior season... Invited to play in Ohio-Pennsylvania Big 33 Classic... Team captain in track... Ran 400 meters and 1,600-meter relay ... Relay team qualified for district championships.

Working toward degree in Human and Organizational Development, concentrating on leadership track.

Son of Les and Julie Lyle... Born January 10, 1982... Lifelong Vanderbilt fan... Dad earned three letters playing DL/LB for the Commodores from 1967-69... Dad owns business representing manufacturers, mom is an employee in the Hamilton County (Ohio) criminal justice system... At St. Xavier, Lyle played with Tennessee Titans’ 2002 signee Rocky Boiman... Enjoys fishing, golf and softball... Was prep rival of VU roommate Pat Brunner who starred for arch-rival Elder.


Vanderbilt Athletic Department
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