|High School:||Hillsboro HS|
2013 — Started and played in the first two games of the season in which he recorded a single reception for 13 yards during each win over Virginia and Nicholls . . . Rushed for 17 yards on three attempts and a score against the Colonels.
2012 — One of program’s most physically gifted tight ends in recent years, combining strength and athleticism to be an asset at the line of scrimmage or as a downfield receiver . . . Starting nine of his 13 appearances, tied for third on the team in catches (25) while leading the team and the Pac-12’s tight ends in yards-per-catch (15.7) … Also finished third on the team in receiving yards (392) . . . The honorable mention all-conference standout also shared the league lead among players at his position in touchdowns (6) . . . Caught three or more passes on four occasions, yet few made a greater impact than two in the final minute of the first half of the Fiesta Bowl . . . Snagged two catches for 23 and 17 yards to keep the chains moving during a 46-second touchdown drive that expanded Oregon’s halftime lead to 22-10 over Kansas State . . . Finished with a trio of receptions for 52 yards in the Fiesta Bowl victory … Caught a
personal-best four passes for a team-high 54 yards in loss vs. Stanford after accumulating a career-high 71 receiving yards and two scores vs. Washington … Recorded 64 yards and two touchdowns on three grabs in victory at California … Added to his versatility when he carried the ball seven times for 63 yards and one score against Arizona, in addition to nabbing a pair of aerials for 53 yards and recording one tackle.
2011 — Appeared in 12 games as a true freshman and ranked fourth on the team with five receiving touchdowns … Caught seven passes for 147 yards, a team-best average of 21.0 yards per catch … Caught one pass for a 7-yard touchdown and made one solo tackle in win over UCLA in the Pac-12 Championship … Recorded a career-high 52 yards on two receptions, including a 39-yarder for a touchdown in victory vs. Oregon State … Had one grab for 35 yards and one solo tackle in loss vs. USC … Made one solo tackle in win vs. Washington State … Career-high two solo tackles vs. California … One stop in win at Arizona … Caught two passes for 33 yards, scoring touchdowns on both receptions, including a 26-yarder in win over Missouri State … Also recorded one solo stop in vs. the Bears … Caught first pass as a collegian for a 20-yard touchdown and made one tackle in vs. Nevada … An early enrollee, arrived in time to participate in spring practice. Caught three passes for 37 yards to assist the Green Team to a victory in the spring game.
BEFORE OREGON — Competed in the 2010 Army All-American game, starting at linebacker… Rated a five-star recruit by Rivals.com while garnering four stars from Scout.com and 247Sports… Ranked No. 26 on the Rivals 100 as the top player in the state as well as the No. 2 overall athlete in the country… No. 29 player on PrepStar Magazine “Dream Team”… Rated as the No. 51 overall prospect and No. 5 athlete by 247Sports… No. 4 outside linebacker recruit according to Scout.com… A three-star prospect as rated by ESPN, which ranked him the 34th best athlete overall … Selected to the Long Beach Post Telegram “Best in the West” first team and was one of just eight Northwest players recognized on the Tacoma News Tribune’s annual “Northwest Nuggets” list… Posted 1,519 rushing yards and 352 receiving yards, while averaging 12.5 points per game as a senior for head coach Ken Ingram at Hillsboro High School… Also contributed 45 tackles and two sacks during final prep season… Named class 6A first-team All-State at running back and second-team at linebacker in 2010 by The Oregonian… Led the Spartans to a class 5A state title in 2009… Rushed for 1,543 yards and 26 TDs, while amassing 843 receiving yards and 13 TDs as a junior… Averaged 17.1 points per game in 2009, when he was named state MVP… Named to the 2009 All-State team at both running back and linebacker… Selected as the Pacific Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Year in 2009… All-Pacific Conference first-team selection… Broke both the vertical leap and broad jump records at the 2010 National Underclassman Combine posting 40” and 10’10” respectively.
PERSONAL — Born Colt Keliikoa Lyerla in Hillsboro, Ore. Parents: Roger and Tammy. Family: Two brothers, one sister. High School (Coach): Hillsboro (Ken Ingram), Dec. 2010. Major: Undeclared.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Pac-12 All-Conference Honorable Mention (Pac-12 Coaches)
Points scored: 12, 3 times
Touchdowns: 2, 3 times
Rushing attempts: 7, Arizona, 9/22/12 (63 yards)
Rushing yards: 63, Arizona, 9/22/12 (7 carries)
Rush TDs: 1, Arizona, 9/22/12; Nicholls 8/31/13
Long run: 23, Arizona, 9/22/12
Receptions: 4, Stanford, 11/17/12 (54 yards)
Receiving yards: 71, Washington, 10/6/12 (3 receptions)
Receiving TDs: 2, 3 times
Long reception: 48, Washington, 10/6/12
All-purpose yards attempts: 9, Arizona, 9/22/12 (116 yards)
All-purpose yards: 116, Arizona, 9/22/12 (9 attempts)
Tackles: 2, California, 10/6/11 (2-0)