Keith Lyle

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Keith Lyle
No. 35
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1972-04-17) April 17, 1972 (age 43)
Place of birth: Washington D.C.
Career information
College: Virginia
NFL draft: 1994 / Round: 3 / Pick: 71
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 541
Interceptions: 31
Sacks: 5
Player stats at NFL.com

Keith Allen Lyle (born April 17, 1972 in Washington D.C.) is a former American football safety in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the third round of the 1994 NFL Draft. He played college football at Virginia.

Lyle also played for the Washington Redskins and San Diego Chargers.

Early years[edit]

In high school, he played quarterback and safety for George C. Marshall High School, in Falls Church, Virginia.

Professional career[edit]

From 1995 to 1998, Lyle intercepted 23 passes, the most in the NFL during that period. During the 1996 NFL season, Lyle, along with Tyrone Braxton of the Denver Broncos, led the NFL in interceptions with nine. Throughout his career with the Rams, Lyle also served as the team's holder.

NFL stats[edit]

Year Team GP COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF FR FR YDS INT IR YDS AVG IR LNG TD PD
1994 LOS 16 16 13 3 0.0 1 0 0 2 001 1 1 0 05
1995 STL 16 90 72 18 0.0 1 0 0 3 042 14 31 0 06
1996 STL 16 76 62 14 0.0 1 0 0 9 152 17 48 0 10
1997 STL 16 84 68 14 2.0 3 0 0 8 102 13 39 0 11
1998 STL 16 84 60 22 1.0 0 0 0 3 020 07 20 0 14
1999 STL 09 30 23 07 1.0 0 0 0 2 010 05 10 0 2
2000 STL 16 81 65 16 0.0 1 1 0 1 009 09 09 0 3
2001 WSH 16 31 24 07 1.0 0 0 0 1 000 00 00 0 3
2002 SD 15 30 25 05 0.0 1 0 0 2 026 13 26 0 2
Career 136 513 405 108 5.0 8 1 0 31 362 12 68 0 56

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Key

  • GP: games played
  • COMB: combined tackles
  • TOTAL: total tackles
  • AST: assisted tackles
  • SACK: sacks
  • FF: forced fumbles
  • FR: fumble recoveries
  • FR YDS: fumble return yards
  • INT: interceptions
  • IR YDS: interception return yards
  • AVG IR: average interception return
  • LNG: longest interception return
  • TD: interceptions returned for touchdown
  • PD: passes defended

Personal[edit]

Keith's father Garry Lyle played for the Chicago Bears from 1968 to 1974.[2]

Footnotes[edit]