Lyons, a senior at UK, recently got engaged. Since then, he said, he's been having regular dreams that his fiancee is planning to leave him.
"Cosmo says it's natural to have these dreams," Lyons said.
After attending a camp hosted by Peyton and Eli Manning and attended by dozens of top college players, including Stafford, Lyons had another of these dreams. In it, a suspicious Lyons follows his fiancee to a local bar, approaches her and asks what she's doing. She responds that she doesn't want to marry him.
Frustrated, Lyons shakes her and yells at her. Then, he makes the mistake of slapping her in an attempt to bring her back to reality. That's when Stafford steps in.
"I turn around," Lyons said, "and Matt Stafford punches me in the nose."
Stafford then yells at Lyons that, "You don't hit women!"
Like all great dreams, a bit of craziness ensues from there. Former Georgia quarterback Blake Barnes – playing the role of Stafford's backup even in dreamland -- steps in and starts hitting Lyons, too.
"I'm fighting all these quarterbacks," Lyons said, "and I did pretty well because I was fighting them, twisting their arms, and I knew a bunch of Army Ranger choke holds in my dream. It was just crazy."
When he woke up, Lyons was still laughing about the dream. So he grabbed his cell phone and dashed off a quick text message to Stafford. "I'm dreaming about you," it said.
So did Stafford reply?
"No, no response," Lyons said. "I don't know if he liked me that much."