Dec. 18, 2002
Seattle - Jon Lyon, a sophomore tight end at Saddleback Community College in Mission Viejo, Calif., has signed a national letter of intent to enroll at Washington in January and play football for the Huskies. A native of Carmel, Calif., Lyon helped the Gauchos to a 9-2 record this season, including a 35-28 overtime victory against Cerritos in the Strawberry Bowl.
Lyon was a second-team All-America pick by J.C. Grid-Wire Magazine. He caught 29 passes for 464 yards and three touchdowns during the season. The 6-6, 250-pound tight end was a first-team all-conference selection in the Mission Football Conference. He was named to JCFootball.com's preseason All-American team.
As a freshman, Lyon appeared in three games but did not have any receptions as Saddleback posted a 7-4 record and an appeared in the Western State Bowl where the Gauchos lost to the College of Canyons. Lyon was an all-league pick in both football and baseball at Carmel High School.
Lyon was coached by Mark McElroy at Saddleback.