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Rob Lytle
Date of birth: November 12, 1954 (1954-11-12) (age 55)
Place of birth: Fremont, Ohio
Career information
Position(s): RB
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 196 lb (89 kg)
College: Michigan
NFL Draft: 1977 / Round: 2 / Pick 45
Organizations
 As player:
1977-1983 Denver Broncos
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Rob Lytle (born November 12, 1954 in Fremont, Ohio) is a former American football running back who played for the Denver Broncos of NFL. He attended the University of Michigan (1973-1976). Lytle was drafted in the second round of the 1977 NFL Draft by Denver with the 45th overall pick.

Lytle was a consensus All-American as a senior at Michigan in 1976, setting a then school record with 1,469 rushing yards and finishing third in the Heisman Trophy balloting behind Tony Dorsett and Ricky Bell. Lytle also broke the Michigan career rushing record with 3,307 yards. His record was broken five years later by Jamie Morris, and he now ranks seventh in rushing yards by a Michigan player, as follows:[1]

Lytle was involved in both of the games in which Michigan had three rushers accumulate 100 yards.[2][3][4]

After his college career, Lytle spent seven seasons in the NFL with the Broncos. During that time, he rushed for 1,451 yards, caught 61 passes for 562 yards, returned six kickoffs for 99 yards, and scored 14 touchdowns (12 rushing and two receiving). He also scored the only touchdown of the game for the Broncos in Super Bowl XII. Lytle holds the distinction of being the first player to score a touchdown in both the Rose Bowl and the Super Bowl.

College rushing statistics

Season Att Yd+ Yd- Net Yd Yd/Att TD Long
1973 3 6 0 6 2.0 0 3
1974 140 807 5 802 5.7 2 38
1975 193 1043 13 1030 5.3 10 47
1976 221 1474 5 1469 6.6 14 75
Career total 557 3330 23 3307 5.9 26 75

Notes

  1. ^ "Michigan Football Statistic Archive Query Page". Regents of the University of Michigan. 2003. http://stats.ath.umich.edu/football/footstart.php. Retrieved 2007-12-06.  
  2. ^ "Record Book". University of Michigan & Host Interactive. 2007. http://www.mgoblue.com/document_file/fbl-2007spring-records1.pdf. Retrieved 2007-12-27.  
  3. ^ "Versus Northwestern October 18, 1975". Regents of the University of Michigan. 2003. http://stats.ath.umich.edu/football/gametot.php?gkey=259. Retrieved 2007-12-27.  
  4. ^ "Versus Stanford September 18, 1976". Regents of the University of Michigan. 2003. http://stats.ath.umich.edu/football/gametot.php?gkey=273. Retrieved 2007-12-27.  

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