Marty Lyons
All-American college football player, professional football player, defensive lineman
Marty Lyons
Martin Anthony Lyons is a former American college and professional football player who was a defensive tackle in the National Football League for eleven seasons during the 1970s and 1980s. Lyons played college football for the University of Alabama, and earned All-American honors. Selected in the first round of the 1979 NFL Draft, he played his entire professional career for the NFL's New York Jets.
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Ex-Alabama player makes good on promise to Bear Bryant
Fox News - 3 months
Former Jet Marty Lyons will graduate 41 years after starting school in Tuscaloosa
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Heavy Hitters To Compete In Charity Softball Game
Huffington Post - over 3 years
EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. -- Its roster of participants is impressive: former President Bill Clinton, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, three Baldwins, Dustin Hoffman, Paul Simon, Jackson Pollock and Kurt Vonnegut, to name just a few. Organizers of the annual East Hampton Artists & Writers softball games are a little fuzzy about when they got their start – most peg it to around 1948, when artists including Pollock, Willem de Kooning and others organized casual pickup games on summer afternoons in their yards. Today they have become one of the premier events in the Hamptons, New York's summer resort for the haves and have mores. "I've played against some of the greatest house painters in the world," jokes reporter Carl Bernstein, making a common, good-natured accusation that his opponents pepper their rosters with "ringers" to gain a competitive advantage. This year's game, billed as the 65th and slated for Aug. 17, is expected to draw thousands to watch writer ...
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City Responds To Your Parking Gripes - Part 2
Evanston Patch - over 4 years
On Monday, I shared the response I got from city officials to readers' gripes and questions about parking in Evanston. (Posted in the comments section on two columns, Parking In Evanston: The Next Olympic Sport and What Are Your Gripes About Parking In Evanston?). Today, I'd like to share the rest of the answers from city officials Rickey Voss (Division Manager, Parking & Revenue) and Marty Lyons (Assistant City Manager / Chief Financial Officer).  A note to readers—I have edited the questions, concerns and answers for length, grammar, spelling and clarity. Here’s the first half of the city’s responses to readers; please check back tomorrow for the rest. Q&A With The City of Evanston On Parking - Part 2 Q: Will protected bike lanes be installed on Central Street in addition to the ones being built on Church Street now? A: [According to Lyons, this answer is forthcoming] Q: What really ticks me off is the moving of my car twice a week EVERY week in my neighborh ...
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Sweet Miracles at Sweet Indulgences
New Milford Patch - almost 5 years
Before he reached the age of 17, New Milford's Bryan Mueller had four brushes with death. So, what's the story behind this co-owner of Dumont's Sweet Indulgences Dessert Shoppe and Food Network Cupcake Wars contestant?   Mueller was born with a life-threatening kidney disease, Posterior Urethal Valves, a congenital condition that affects only boys. Before he reached the age of 18, Bryan underwent nine surgeries and nearly died four times.  On February 4, 2005, when Mueller was 17, he received a kidney transplant from a 24-year old man who was killed in a car accident. For the first time in his short life, he is healthy.  When Mueller and Leigh Mulvihill, also a New Milford resident, joined forces at St. Joseph University's Haub School of Business in Philadelphia, they wasted no time forming a partnership. Inspired by Mueller's medical triumph, together they established the non-profit Donate Perspective as a way of helping others in need. Donate Perspective was aimed at their g ...
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Russell Maryland Set for Sept. 17 NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute presented ... - Boxscore News
Google News - over 5 years
This year's class includes: Carlos Alvarez (Florida), Doug English (Texas), Bill Enyart (Oregon State), Eddie George (Ohio State), Marty Lyons (Alabama), Russell Maryland (Miami, Fla.), Deion Sanders (Florida State), Jake Scott (Georgia), Will Shields
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Required reading - New York Post
Google News - over 5 years
Like today's Jets, that team was a defensive powerhouse, with the “Sack Exchange” -- Mark Gastineau, Abdul Salaam, Marty Lyons and Joe Klecko -- striking fear in quarterbacks around the NFL. by Roger Ebert (Grand Central Publishing) Film critic Roger
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Tuesday's Chalktalk: News & Notes From Around the World of College Football ... - Boxscore News
Google News - over 5 years
College Football Hall of Fame inductee Marty Lyons (Alabama) was honored with an On-Campus Salute, presented by Fidelity Investments, in Tuscaloosa during the Kent State game. NFF board member T. Boone Pickens threw out the first pitch at Tuesday
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Recently Retired WABC/Channel 7 Sportscaster Scott Clark 'Felt Very Strongly ... - mediabistro.com
Google News - over 5 years
Clark also tells a poignant story of a pin he got while at the Marty Lyons Charity Golf Tournament. A woman approached Clark, and mentioned seeing the badges on every newscast. The woman's husband, Mike Flowers, was killed in 9/11
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Notes From Tide's Win Over Kent State - BamaMag.com (subscription)
Google News - over 5 years
In the second quarter, former Alabama defensive tackle Marty Lyons received an on-campus salute as a member of the 2011 class of the National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame. The Bryant-Denny Stadium turf features a new logo
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On-campus salute for Marty Lyons at Alabama-Kent State game - The Birmingham News - al.com
Google News - over 5 years
By Izzy Gould | Tuscaloosa Bureau Alabama defensive tackle Marty Lyons was a consensus All-American in 1978, when he anchored another national title team for coach Paul "Bear" Bryant. TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - Marty Lyons will be honored Saturday with an
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Youngest Crow finding feet - Adelaide Crows
Google News - over 5 years
But perhaps his biggest mentor is his dad, Marty Lyons, who played 27 games for Melbourne in the VFL from 1975 to 1977. Young Lyons, who used to barrack for St Kilda, fondly remembers watching old footage of his father. “I used to love watching Dad's
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City Manager Announces Two Administrative Changes in City Manager's Office - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
By Patch Staff Evanston City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz has announced two administrative changes in the City Manager's Office while Assistant City Manager/City Treasurer Marty Lyons continues in his role as Interim Director of Administrative Services
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FOOTBALL: Sack Master - Kennebec Journal
Google News - over 5 years
OAKLAND -- The 10 kids at the Camp Tracy Youth Football Camp are too young to remember Marty Lyons as part of the "New York Sack Exchange." But the words "former NFL player" always get the attention of
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TOM HOFFARTH ON MEDIA: Getting in line with the social consciousness - Los Angeles Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
Bob Wischusen and Marty Lyons call the games on the Jets' ESPN New York 1050 flagship station. Paul Sunderland will do the US Diving Championships with Cynthia Potter and Alex Flannigan from the UCLA swim center for Universal Sports and, this weekend,
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LA's KSPN-AM (710) will carry New York Jets football - Radio-Info.com
Google News - over 5 years
There is tremendous passion for the NFL here in LA, and this partnership with an elite franchise will further energize the Southland's sizable population of football fans." The Jets will pair Bob Wischusen and Marty Lyons in the radio broadcast booth
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Greatest Athlete #8: Mersereau made most of opportunity - North Shore Sun
Google News - over 5 years
But Klecko, who combined with fellow tackle Abdul Salaam and defensive ends Mark Gastineau and Marty Lyons to form the legendary “New York Sack Exchange” line earlier in the decade, was coming to the end of his career. The Jets needed to add depth to
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Ameren Corporation's CEO Discusses Q2 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha
Google News - over 5 years
On the call with me today are our Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Tom Voss; our Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Marty Lyons; and other members of the Ameren management team. Before we begin, let me cover a few
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New hunger strike mural underway in the Bogside - Derry Today
Google News - over 5 years
Marty Lyons paints a mural at Westland Road to mark the 30th anniversary of the hunger strikes. (0208PG15) Work began on a new mural in the Bogside on Friday to commemorate the five hunger strikers who came from Derry, city and county
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Marty Lyons
    FIFTIES
  • 2011
    Age 54
    In December 2011, Lyons was honored by the Heisman Trust as the recipient of the sixth annual Heisman Humanitarian Award for his work with his Foundation.
    More Details Hide Details Lyons is currently the Jets radio analyst and chairman of the Marty Lyons Foundation. He has been enshrined in the State of Alabama Hall of Fame (2000), Suffolk and Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame (2001 & 2002, respectively), Maryland Sports Hall of Fame (2004), the Tampa Bay Sports Club Hall of Fame (2007), and the College Football Hall of Fame (2011). Lyons and his wife, Christine, have three children named Lucas, Megan, and Jesse. Rocky, his only child from his first marriage, is a physician in Alabama.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1987
    Age 30
    Lyons missed playing time during the 1987 season when his wife, Kelly, and son, Martin Anthony "Rocky" Lyons Jr., were involved in a serious traffic accident in Alabama.
    More Details Hide Details Later the same season, during a Monday Night Football game, Lyons blocked former Alabama teammate and Hall of Famer Dwight Stephenson in what Dolphins players and coaches labeled a 'cheap shot' that ended his career. While a player with the Jets, a series of events — the birth of his eldest son, the passing of his father, and the passing of a little boy to whom Lyons had been a Big Brother — inspired him to establish the Marty Lyons Foundation to work with terminally ill children, providing them wishes. He won the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award in 1984 as a result of that work.
  • 1986
    Age 29
    Lyons was involved in one of the best-known plays in NFL lore. During the Jets' 14-13 victory over the Buffalo Bills at the Meadowlands on October 5, 1986, Lyons attempted to sack Buffalo quarterback Jim Kelly and then started to punch him repeatedly after the ball was thrown for an incompletion.
    More Details Hide Details Lyons was flagged for a personal foul by referee Ben Dreith for "giving him the business." Dreith mistakenly assessed the foul against number 99, which was Gastineau's number, instead of calling Lyons' number 93.
  • 1982
    Age 25
    The Jets made the playoffs again in 1982, 1985, and 1986 during Lyons' tenure with the team. In 1982, they made it as far as the AFC Championship Game, losing 14-0 to the Miami Dolphins.
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  • 1981
    Age 24
    In November 1981, Salaam, Gastineau, Klecko and Lyons were invited to ring the ceremonial opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange that served as the inspiration for their nickname.
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  • 1979
    Age 22
    Lyons was drafted by the New York Jets in the first round (14th overall pick) of the 1979 NFL Draft.
    More Details Hide Details The following round, the Jets selected East Central Oklahoma State defensive end Mark Gastineau. The two joined Joe Klecko and Abdul Salaam on the Jets' defensive line to form one of the top defensive lines in the NFL, known as the "New York Sack Exchange." The four combined for 66 sacks in 1981 which helped propel the Jets to their first playoff berth since 1969.
    He was a key player in the set of fourth quarter plays known as "The Goal Line Stand" in the 1979 Sugar Bowl.
    More Details Hide Details It was Lyons that delivered what would become a famous line amongst Alabama fans just before the fourth-down play of the sequence. When asked by Penn State quarterback Chuck Fusina how far the ball was from the goal line, Lyons replied, "'Bout a foot. You better pass." Alabama was 31-5 during his years as a player.
    Selected in the first round of the 1979 NFL Draft, he played his entire professional career for the NFL's New York Jets.
    More Details Hide Details He was a member of the Jets' famed "New York Sack Exchange," the team's dominant front four in 1981 and 1982 that also featured Mark Gastineau, Abdul Salaam and Joe Klecko. Lyons grew up in Pinellas Park, Florida and attended St. Petersburg Catholic High School.
  • 1978
    Age 21
    As a senior in 1978, he was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American, and helped lead the Crimson Tide to a National Championship in 1978.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1975
    Age 18
    Lyons attended the University of Alabama, where he played for coach Bear Bryant's Alabama Crimson Tide football team from 1975 to 1978.
    More Details Hide Details At Alabama, he had 202 tackles, 6 fumbles forced and 4 recovered.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1957
    Age 0
    Born on January 15, 1957.
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