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Palomar Comets Football 2008

LEILYON MYERS

NO. 4 / RUNNING BACK, SOPHOMORE, 6-1, 235: 40 TIME: 4.5

HOMETOWN: Compton, CA

HIGH SCHOOL: Lynwood (Class of 2006)

PERSONAL: Actual name is Leilyon Murdell Myers. ... Born Feb. 3, 1988 in Inglewood. ... Son of bernie and Matrgie Myers. ... Has three adult brothers (Lamar, Bennie Jr. and Keith) and an adult sister  (Tamicu). ... Cousin of former USC and Arizona Cardinals cornerback Justin Wyatt.

2008 SEASON: J.C. Grid-Wire second-team pre-season All-American in his second season at running back for the Comets who combines speed, quickness strength and toughness. ... Has a scholarship offer on the table from Colorado State and also is being recruited, among others, by Syracuse, Alabama, Auburn and Nevada. ... Sidelined during early season with injury.

2007 SEASON: Was a first-team All-Mission Conference Central Division selection for the Comets and was selected as Palomar's Outstanding Offensive Player by his teammates. ... Rushed for 869 yards and 13 touchdowns on 150 carries in 10 games to lead the team. ... Averaged 5.8 yards per carry. ... Also caught eight passes for 126 yards one touchdown, on a 48-yard shovel pass from quarterback Hunter Wanket in the Comets' 31-23 victory over Mt. SAC, the eventual runner-up in the California Community College Athletic Association state playoffs, on Sept. 15. ... Rushed for 227 yards and three-touchdowns, also catching two passes for 48 yards, in Palomar's 56-42 victory over Grossmont on Sept. 8. ... The 227 yards was third best of Palomar's all-time single-game list. ... Ran for three touchdowns in a 34-17 win over Riverside Community College on Sept. 22.... Helped lead the Comets to a 22-10 victory over Orange Coast on Oct. 13, rushing for 109 yards and one touchdown. ... Averaged 9.0 yards per carry, rushing for 72 yards on eight carries,  to a 44-7 win vs. Long Beach City College on Oct. 20. ... Rushed for 110 yards and a 33-yard touchdown on 12 carries, averaging 9.2 yards per carry, vs.  Fullerton on Nov. 3. ... Carried 28 times for 107 yards and two TDs as the Comets outscored Golden West 52-49 in their regular-season finale on Nov. 10. ... Rushed for 96 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries against Ventura in the Southern California Bowl on Nov. 17.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Signed with the University of Washington out of Lynwood High, where he was a three-year letterman, two-time All-San Gabriel Valley selection, made the Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream team under coach Mark Williams. ... Was voted team MVP honors. ... Rushed for 1,09 yards and touchdowns as a senior, averaging 6.3 yards per carry, with an individual high of 140 yards vs. Cabrillo on Oct. 13. ... Also caught 10 passes for 124 yards as a senior. ... Also started in the defensive backfield for the Knights. ... Received nominations to both the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy out of high school.

OTHER HIGH SCHOOL SPORT: Basketball, track & field

ACADEMICS: Business major. ... Carried a 2.6 grade-point average at Lynwood High School.

(Updated Sept. 11, 2008)

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