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Player Profiles



Tyler                              Anderson
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Tyler
Anderson
Class: r-Sr.
Hometown: Morgantown, W.Va.
Height: 6-2
Weight: 244
Sport: Football
Position: LB

Biography

-Played in 36 career games and started one

2012 (r-Jr.)
- Played in 10 games and started one
-Missed the final three games due to injury
-Finished with nine tackles, assisted on a tackle for loss, had an interception and a pass breakup
-Notched a career- and season-high two solo tackles against Baylor; also had first career pass breakup
-Against James Madison, had first career interception, finished with three tackles and assisted on a tackle for loss
-Made first start of his career at the Buck linebacker position against Marshall
-Named the 2012 Tom Nickolich Award recipient, WVU’s top walk-on

2011 (r-So.)
-Added depth at strong-side linebacker
-Contributed on special teams
-Played in all 13 contests in 2011
-Had a career-high five tackles against Maryland
-Had a four tackles against Norfolk State
-Recorded two tackles against Marshall

2010 (r-Fr.)
-Played in all 13 games, mostly on special teams

2009 (Fr.)
-Redshirted
-WVU Scout Team Defense Player of the Year
-Scout Team Champion: Colorado

High School
-Starter at linebacker and tight end for coach John Bowers at Morgantown High
-Two-time all-state performer, first team as a senior, second team as a junior
-Finished with 58 tackles, five sacks and two fumble recoveries as a senior

Personal
-Birthday is May 17
-Son of Michael Anderson and Kathy and Jack Torsney
-One of four children
-Majoring in multidisciplinary studies
-Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
-Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

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