Established in 1982, the Marty Lyons Foundation grants the special wishes of children ages 3 to 17 who have been diagnosed with a terminal or life-threatening illness.
In 1982, Lyons decided that he was going to make a difference. He did so the same way he played football: with passion, and by following the simple premise that actions speak louder than words.
Due to some vision from team president Neil Glatt and general manager John Idzik, both of whom get where the Jets fan base currently is and where it needs to go, the team is taking steps towards a true homefield advantage and a true sense of community.
The Jets retired Dennis Byrd’s number 90 on Sunday. The fans at MetLife Stadium gave the inspirational Byrd a standing ovation.
Considering the Jets’ numerous mistakes, it’s hard to believe they beat the inferior Miami Dolphins.
There are few public speakers out there who can rival Marty Lyons. The former New York Jets defensive tackle and defensive end tackles any speaking engagement with all the heart and skill he used on the playing field.
The latest class of College Football Hall of Famers is loaded on the defensive line, led by former Jets and Alabama star Marty Lyons.
Joe Morris, Marty Lyons and 30 other retired NFL stars will announce their former teams’ second or third-round picks at the NFL draft next Friday.