Former Oregon TE Colt Lyerla apprehended after escaping from corrections facility

Former Oregon Ducks tight end Colt Lyerla has been caught after escaping from a minimum security corrections facility.

Lyerla was apprehended in Hillsboro, Oregon, on Friday afternoon following a reported overdose and was hospitalized after authorities issued a warrant for his arrest. On Thursday, he climbed out of a first-floor window at the Washington County Community Corrections Center.

Hillsboro Police Lt. Henry Reimann said officers found Lyerla at a home a couple of miles from the Washington County Jail after officers responded to the reported overdose.

"He wasn't breathing; CPR was performed before the police arrived. Lyerla was awake and responsive when the officers encountered him," Reimann said.

According to the police report, naloxone, a drug that reverses the overdose effects of opioids, was administered to Lyerla.

Once awake, Lyerla tried to flee, but officers stopped him.

"Lyerla ran off while walking to the ambulance but was caught a short time later," Reimann said.

Police took him to a hospital for treatment and he will be booked into the Washington County jail after his release, Reimann said.

Authorities said Lyerla will face a felony second-degree escape charge.

Lyerla, who has been arrested twice this year for heroin possession and for forgery, left the Ducks in October 2013, shortly after he was suspended for violating team rules. He was also arrested later that year in Eugene on a cocaine possession charge.

Lyerla was a five-star recruit for Oregon but was not selected after declaring for the 2014 NFL draft due to the off-field incidents, as well as some insensitive tweets about the Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut.

Green Bay signed him as an undrafted free agent, but he was waived with an injury designation after tearing the medial collateral and posterior collateral ligaments in his right knee during the Packers' Family Night practice in August 2014.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.