Robert Lyles
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Personal information
Born: (1961-03-21) March 21, 1961 (age 61)
Los Angeles, California
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:226 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school:Los Angeles (CA) Belmont
NFL Draft:1984 / Round: 5 / Pick: 114
Career history
As a player:
As a coach:
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at PFR

Robert Damon Lyles (born March 21, 1961) is a former professional American football player who played the position of linebacker for eight seasons in the National Football League for the Houston Oilers and for the Atlanta Falcons. Lyles later served as a head coach in Arena Football League, coaching the Los Angeles Avengers in 2001 and the Georgia Force in 2002.[1]

Lyles suffered multiple strokes in 2022. As of September 2022, he is in critical condition in a Texas hospital and needs a heart transplant. With his NFL health insurance expired, his medical expenses were approximately $100,000 as of September 2022, and friends had raised about half that amount.[2]


  1. ^ "Houston Roughnecks Add Dennis McKnight And Robert Lyles To Staff". XFL. December 5, 2019. Retrieved December 5, 2019.
  2. ^ "Rally held for Robert Lyles, former NFL linebacker in critical condition who needs heart transplant". KCBS-TV/KCAL-TV. September 1, 2022.