Mitch Lyons
No. 86, 85     
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1970-05-13) May 13, 1970 (age 50)
Place of birth: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Career information
College: Michigan State
NFL Draft: 1993 / Round: 6 / Pick: 151
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Atlanta Falcons (1993–1996)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Games played     90
Games started     23
Receptions     39
Receiving yards     345
Touchdowns     1
Stats at
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Mitchell Warren "Mitch" Lyons[1] (born May 13, 1970 in Grand Rapids, Michigan[2]) is a former American football tight end in the National Football League.[3] He attended Forest Hills Northern High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan and played college football at Michigan State University.[4] At 6'5" tall and 265 pounds, the Atlanta Falcons drafted him in 1993 in round 6.[5] He played 4 seasons with the Falcons and was then traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he played 3 seasons.[6] His career statistics include 39 receptions for 345 yards and one touchdown.[7]

Mitch Lyons was elected to the Michigan State University Board of Trustees for an eight-year term that began January 1, 2011.[8]


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