81  Kyrus Lanxter
Kyrus Lanxter


Alcoa, Tenn.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 205

Wide Receiver


Continued to make progress in the spring as he battles for playing time at wide receiver ... Had the best game of his career in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl ... Has played in 16 games while earning one starting assignment.

2008 (Sophomore): Made 11 appearances and got a starting spot in the game against Georgia ... Snagged 23 catches for 195 yards ... Had a career-best game in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, with five catches for 46 yards and his first collegiate touchdown.

2007 (Freshman): Appeared in five games as a true freshman ... Saw action against Eastern Kentucky, Kent State, Florida Atlantic, Mississippi State and Florida State ... Caught a six-yard pass against EKU ... Team's leading receiver in the junior-varsity game with six grabs for 89 yards and a touchdown.

High School: First-team all-state as a junior and senior at Alcoa (Tenn.) HS ... Big-play wide receiver who scored on more than half of his pass receptions during his senior season ... Caught 27 passes for 888 yards, an incredible 32.9-yard average, and 16 touchdowns ... Three-year starter both ways as a wide receiver and defensive back ... Alcoa has a dominant run of three consecutive Class AA state championships, compiling a 41-4 record during that time ... Most valuable player of the 2006 state title game when he caught six passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns ... As a defensive back, he had 49 tackles and seven interceptions his senior year ... Also returned punts and kickoffs, with six kickoff return touchdowns and one punt return TD during his career ... Three-year all-region honoree and a two-year all-area pick ... One of the top 25 prospects in Tennessee by ... All-South Region choice by PrepStar ... Coached Gary Rankin ... "The first thing about Kyrus is his work ethic," said assistant coach Paul Talley. "Combined with his God-given athletic ability, he's going to be a great player. He can make the first guy miss, make a cutback with his great field vision, and with his natural speed will turn a five-yard pass into a 70-yard touchdown." ... A four-year letterman in track ... His events included the 200-meter dash and two relays ... Won all three events in the region meet as a senior ... Had a best time of 21.9 seconds in the 200 meters and his 4x100-meter relay unit placed second in the state his senior and junior years ... Three-year letterman in basketball, helping his team to the state tournament his junior year ... Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Young Life Christian youth organization ... Chose Kentucky over West Virginia.

Personal: Born in Knoxville, Tenn. ... Son of Michelle Ruckart, Tim Lanxter, and Pam Campbell ... An uncle, Cory Anderson, played football at Tennessee ... Major is history.

Community Cats: Participated in events with the Boy Scouts and UK Children's Hospital (2008).

2015 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium