Michigan officially adds ex-Stanford CB Wayne Lyons

(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Wayne Lyons will finally have the chance to play for Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh.

The addition of Lyons, a graduate transfer cornerback from Stanford, was formally announced by Michigan on Monday afternoon. Harbaugh recruited Lyons to Stanford when the new Michigan coach was in charge of the Cardinal program. However, Lyons never was able to play under Harbaugh because he left to coach the San Francisco 49ers before Lyons arrived on campus.

Lyons appeared in 43 games at Stanford and recorded 128 total tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, three interceptions and three forced fumbles. He has one year of eligibility remaining and is eligible to compete for the Wolverines in 2015.

“We are excited about the addition of Wayne Lyons as a postgraduate student and defensive back on our football team,” Michigan secondary coach Michael Zordich said in a statement. “He brings great experience and ability to our secondary and special teams units. In addition, Wayne is a super individual who will achieve great things both on the field and in his future career.”

Lyons is set to graduate from Stanford in June with a degree in architectural design. Per Michigan, Lyons plans to enroll in UM’s School of Social Work and pursue a master’s degree in community organization.

Lyons’ mother, Gwendolyn Bush, was hired by Michigan football earlier this year as a director of player development.

For more Michigan news, visit TheWolverine.com.

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