Is a preseason candidate for the Doak Walker Award, given to the country's top running back... Enters 2013 eighth in school history in rushing yards with 2,011, sixth in career carries with 518 and fifth in net yards per game at 87.4 ... Has two of the top six single-season marks in rushing carries... Had three 100-yard rushing games in 2011 and now has nine career games with 100 yards or more ... Was named Preseason First Team American Conference by Athlon Sports.
2012: Led the team in rushing with 860 yards on 243 carries for six TDs...Had a season-high 133 yards in win over nationally-ranked Louisville (Nov. 24) and also had 120 in win vs. Pittsburgh (Nov. 9) and 119 at Western Michigan (Sept. 22).
2011: Led Connecticut in rushing as a redshirt freshman with 1,151 yards ... Was 29th in the country in rushing at 95.92 yards per game and was second in the BIG EAST ... Was named Freshman All-American by the Football Writers Association of America ... Was a Second Team All-BIG EAST selection ... Was named the team's Offensive Player of the Year ... Was the second-leading freshman rusher in the country and just 0.46 yards per game behind the leader ... his rushing total was the ninth-highest in school single-season history and his carries were fourth ... Posted the 14th season in school history of 1,000 or more rushing yards ... Was just the second UConn freshman (true or redshirt) to hit the 1,000 yard mark ... Had 141 rushing yards vs. Fordham (Sept. 3) in his collegiate debut - that mark is the second-best first game among the top 10 rushers in Husky history ... Had a career high 152 yards of rushing in win vs. Syracuse (Nov. 5) ... rushed for 100 yards or more in six games ... Besides Fordham and Syracuse, also had 118 vs. Vanderbilt (Sept. 10), 136 vs. Western Michigan (Oct. 1), 130 vs. USF (Oct. 15) and 124 vs. Pittsburgh (Oct. 26).
2010: Redshirted ... Named the Offensive Scout Player of the Week before the Louisville (Oct. 23) and USF (Dec. 4) games.
High School: Named to New York Daily News All-City team and New York Post All-Staten Island ... Named co-winner of Al Fabbri Award, given each year to the top high school football player on Staten Island ... Two-time Staten Island Advance All-Star ... led all Staten Island players with 172 points scored ... Rushed for an average of 7.2 yards per carry in senior year ... Rushed for 1,544 yards in nine games ... Also had 15 receptions for an average of 23.4 yards per reception ... Also rushed for over 1,000 yards as a junior.
Personal Profile: Lyle James McCombs II ... Born on April 12, 1992 ... A sociology major.
Most Carries, Game: 32, vs. USF, 10/15/11
Most Rush Yards, Game: 152, vs. Syracuse, 11/5/11
Most Rushing TDs, Game: 4, vs. Fordham, 9/3/11
Longest Run: 65, vs. Western Michigan, 10/1/11
Most Receptions, Game: 4, vs. Rutgers, 11/26/11
Most Receiving Yards, Game: 52, vs. Western Michigan, 10/1/11
Longest Reception: 43, vs. North Carolina State, 9/8/12