Topic: Colt Lyerla

Gameday: Tom Osborne likes the way Pharaoh Brown has played, but there’s more for the tight ends group to improve

By on Wednesday, Sep. 17 at 5:48 pm.

For Oregon football, at least in recent memory, the tight end position has been one that has continually brought a high level of production to the offense. With guys like Ed Dickson and David Paulson, who were honored as first-team all-conference selections in back-to-back years, the Ducks had a firm security blanket that could provide in […]


Colt Lyerla arrested in Washington County for suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants

By on Sunday, Sep. 7 at 10:25 am.

Former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla was arrested Saturday morning at 2 a.m. in Washington County on suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants, according to The Oregonian. The 21-year-old would be released at 8:37. The report on his arrest is not yet available, but it is suspected that Lyerla was either high on […]


Emerald Quick Hits: Controversial former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla signs with Green Bay Packers

By on Wednesday, May. 21 at 1:45 pm.

- After going undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft, the former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla signed with the Green Bay Packers Monday. Lyerla was arrested for cocaine possession on Oct. 6, 2013, just weeks after withdrawing from Oregon. Lyerla, though, had a successful combine, especially in the 40-yard dash, where he recorded a time of […]


Former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla signs with the Green Bay Packers

By on Monday, May. 19 at 4:06 pm.

The Green Bay Packers signed former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla Monday afternoon, according to the NFL transaction wire. #Packers sign talented but troubled TE Colt Lyeria, according to NFL transaction wire. — Mike Vandermause (@MikeVandermause) May 19, 2014 Weeks after withdrawing from Oregon on Oct. 6, Lyerla was arrested for cocaine possession. Despite a successful combine, where […]


Former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla earns tryout at Green Bay Packers rookie minicamp

By on Friday, May. 16 at 2:20 pm.

Former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla will try out for the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent. Lyerla will compete among a pool of 58 rookies at the Packers’ rookie camp. In the weeks after he withdrew from Oregon, Lyerla was charged with cocaine possession and interfering with police. At the NFL combine, Lyerla said he wanted opportunity […]


NFL Draft Preview: Thomas, Huff, Mitchell headline list of former Oregon football players expecting phone calls this weekend

By on Thursday, May. 8 at 12:18 pm.

Its been a long enough wait -two weeks longer than previous years- and its finally come to that point in time where a simple phone call can launch an NFL career. However, the waiting will most likely ensue for the contingent of former Oregon football players awaiting to hear their name called this weekend. With […]


Emerald Quick Hits: Terrance Mitchell finishes first among DBs in multiple drills at NFL combine

By on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 5:08 pm.

- Former Oregon cornerback Terrance Mitchell completed his NFL Combine workouts in Indianapolis, Ind., on Tuesday. Mitchell didn’t rank in the top 15 among defensive backs in the 40-yard dash (4.63 seconds), vertical jump (34 inches) or broad jump (117 inches) but recorded the fastest time in the 3-cone drill (6.57 seconds) and tied for the […]


Former Oregon football player Colt Lyerla Wins $10,000 at NFL combine

By on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 11:30 am.

Former University of Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla won a $10,000 prize from Adidas for his performance at the NFL Combine Monday afternoon. Along with Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks, Lyerla raked in the extra money as a reward for notching the best time in the 40-yard dash while wearing the Adidas adizero 5-star […]


Emerald sports quotes of the week: Feb. 17-23

By on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 7:25 pm.

Every Sunday, The Emerald sports staff will collect their favorite quotes from the previous seven days. Athletes, coaches, media or anybody with a quote pertaining to Oregon sports can be included. Below are The Emerald’s favorites from the week of Feb. 17-23. Baseball “The rain was falling pretty good out there. He’s got great stuff. […]


Former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla posts elite marks in 40-yard dash, pair of jumps at NFL combine

By on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 4:30 pm.

At today’s NFL Scouting Combine, Colt Lyerla publicly displayed why his physical skills were so highly revered when he was at Oregon. Lyerla, a former tight end for the Ducks, posted some of the top performances in a pair of exercises meant to measure their various athletic skill sets. Lyerla was able to raise some […]


Emerald Quick Hits: Former Oregon football commit Budda Baker signs with Washington

By on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 3:19 pm.

- Four- star football recruit Budda Baker has committed to Washington. The highly touted running back and defensive back out of Bellevue High School made his decision during a live broadcast on KING 5 TV Tuesday night. At one time, Baker was committed to Oregon, though he backed out in January, narrowing his choices between […]


Oregon walk-on and scout team star Brian Teague struggled to stay driven in his five-year career

By on Sunday, Jan. 5 at 11:41 am.

Brian Teague had finals to study for, but he first had to finish weight lifting. Teague was preparing for his fifth and final season as a walk-on tight end for the Oregon football team and he had a chance to earn a scholarship for the first time in his career. During the lift, rookie head coach […]


Former Duck Colt Lyerla pleads guilty to cocaine possession, sentenced to two years probation

By on Friday, Dec. 27 at 6:45 pm.

Former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla pleaded guilty to cocaine possession on Friday. The plea resulted in two years probation for Lyerla, as well as 10 days in jail and another 10 days suspended. Lyerla, 21, will be allowed to move to Nevada to train for February’s scouting combine. In the two most recent hearings, […]


Oregon football practice recap: Mark Helfrich talks team discipline

By on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 4:38 pm.

With Troy Hill’s indefinite suspension, the Ducks are facing team discipline issues that have been a somewhat common theme this year. Hill is the fourth Oregon player to be suspended for a game this year as he joins former tight end Colt Lyerla, safety Eric Dargan and tight end Pharaoh Brown to be suspended for […]


Judge denies Colt Lyerla’s request to relocate to Las Vegas for NFL training

By on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 6:27 pm.

Former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla’s request to move to Las Vegas was denied by Lane County Circuit Court judge Jay McAlpin Tuesday morning. Lyerla, who’s facing one felony count of cocaine possession, hoped to live and train in Las Vegas with Dwight Ross of Performance Athletics in preparation for February’s NFL scouting combine and […]


Oregon suspends Pharaoh Brown for the Alamo Bowl due to role in Friday’s snowball fight

By on Monday, Dec. 9 at 4:25 pm.

Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown has been suspended for the Alamo Bowl, two university sources told the Oregonian, due to the role he played in Friday’s snowball fight where multiple students were seen on video pelting cars with snowballs and pouring snow on the windshields. Head coach Mark Helfrich handed out the suspension on Sunday after he […]


The good the bad, the ugly: Oregon’s Liz Brenner expected to be four-sport athlete

By on Friday, Dec. 6 at 11:32 am.

GOOD - Oregon’s star athlete Liz Brenner is expected to join rarified company this year when she becomes a four-sport athlete for the Ducks. After competing in the NCAA Tournament in volleyball (first round game this afternoon),  Brenner will take to the hardwood for basketball. Once the sun comes in the spring, she’s expecting to pull double […]


Colt Lyerla seeks permission to move to Las Vegas after postponement of Thursday’s hearing

By on Friday, Dec. 6 at 11:12 am.

Colt Lyerla’s status hearing for cocaine possession charges on Thursday lasted just minutes. Lyerla’s lawyer Stephen Houze requested the hearing be postponed to Dec. 16 after finding out the assigned prosecutor for his client’s case was not available this week. Had Thursday’s hearing at the Lane County Circuit Court gone as scheduled, Judge Karsten Rasmussen […]