Lyle Vernon Blackwood (born May 24, 1951) played safety position in the National Football League and is best known for teaming alongside his brother, Glenn Blackwood with the Miami Dolphins as part of the notorious "Killer B's" defense.
While a Dolphin, Blackwood played alongside greats such as hall of famer Dwight Stephenson, Bob Baumhower, Bob Brudzinski, A.J. Duhe and, of course, his brother. This formidable team won several division titles (1981, 1983, 1984, 1985) and two Super Bowl appearances (1982, 1984).
A similar Dolphin team with the "Killer B's" and company upset the 1985 Chicago Bears (15-1) and kept them from an undefeated season.
With Blackwood on defense, the "Killer B's" complemented Miami's strong offensive unit guided by hall of fame quarterback Dan Marino, wide receivers Mark Duper and Mark Clayton: "The Marks Brothers" along with legendary coach Don Shula.