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Lyle McCombs
Lyle  McCombs

RS Senior

Staten Island, N.Y.

High School:
St. Joseph By The Sea

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 171

Running Back



Blue-White Spring Game Scoring

UConn White 46, UConn Blue 37.


White Defense Tops Blue Offense In Spring Game

UConn finished spring practice with three QBs splitting the starting roles.


UConn 45, Memphis 10 Post-game notes

Dec. 7, 2013


Huskies Set To Take On Rutgers Saturday At Rentschler

UConn will be looking to build upon its first victory of the season.


UConn Topped By SMU, 38-21

Quarterback Casey Cochran passed for 227 yards and two touchdowns.


USATSPI: UConn vs. Memphis - 12/07/13

USATSPI: UConn vs. Memphis - 12/07/13


Rutgers @ Connecticut



UConn vs. SMU - USATSI Gallery

UConn vs. SMU - USATSI Gallery


UConn vs. UCF

UConn takes on UCF


USATSI Gallery: UConn vs. USF - 10/12/13

USATSI Gallery: UConn vs. USF - 10/12/13

Currently ranks second in UConn history in carries with 677 and fourth all-time with 2,681 rushing yards...has 11 career 100-yard rushing games.

2013: Preseason Doak Walker Award candidate...played in all 12 games, starting the first 11 at tailback...finished his junior season with 670 yards on the ground and five touchdowns, adding 75 receiving yards and two touchdowns through the air...also returned kicks, posting an 18.5 return average on 24 kickoffs and adding 40 yards on 13 punt returns...rushed for 76 yards vs. Towson (Aug. 29)...grinded out 53 yards and a touchdown vs. Maryland (Sept. 14)...rushed for 33 yards and a score at Buffalo (Sept. 28)...had his best game of the season vs. USF (Oct. 12), carrying 20 times for 164 yards and a touchdown...had 88 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries at UCF (Oct. 26), also breaking off a season-best 57 yard run...posted his second 100-yard day of the year with 103 yards on 17 carries at SMU (Nov. 16)...had receiving touchdowns vs. No. 14 Michigan (Sept. 21) and vs. Memphis (Dec. 7).

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