Lyons, Sylvester and a few others will cease to be Tech students soon.
A fourth-year junior trying to jump in the mix for playing time at linebacker... was a reserve linebacker and saw action on special teams in Tech's ACC championship season of 2009, but did not see game action in 2010... has good strength, runs well and is rarely knocked down.
2010 (Sophomore): Did not see game action.
2009 (Freshman) Saw action in 13 games as a reserve linebacker and on special teams... had a pair of tackles including a solo tackle in the season opener against Jacksonville State... recorded a pair of tackles at Vanderbilt (Oct. 31)... had two solo tackles at Duke (Nov. 14).
Redshirted, but traveled with the team to Boston College (Sept. 6) and Virginia Tech
High School named first team Associated Press Division I All-Ohio... selected to the Columbus Dispatch All-Metro Defensive Player of the Year... registered more than 130 tackles to go with five sacks in 13 games as a senior... played in the Big 33 (Ohio vs. Pennsylvania all-stars) Game in June... averaged 13 tackles per game as a junior... led team in tackles, sacks and tackles-for-loss in both 2006 and 2007... led Hilliard Darby to an 11-2 record and the Division I regional final - the school's first playoff appearance... earned three varsity letters in football... also played two years on the track and wrestling teams.
No. 23 overall prospect in Ohio (Rivals.com)
No. 43 outside linebacker in the nation (Rivals.com)
No. 73 overall prospect in the Midwest (SuperPrep)
Personal Father, Ron, played at Stanford and his grandfather played at Illinois... born June 8, 1990 in Akron, Ohio... given name is Bijan Christian-Joseph Machen... majoring in Sociology.
Tackles: 2, three times, last at Duke, Nov. 14, 2009