Palomar Comets Football
RUNNING BACK, SOPHOMORE, 6-1, 235: 40 TIME: 4.5
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.
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.
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.
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
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)