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Tyler
Bitancurt
Class: r-Sr.
Hometown: Springfield, Va.
Height: 6-1
Weight: 205
Sport: Football
Position: K

Biography

2011 (r-Jr.)
- Three-year starting kicker
- Ended year at No. 5 on WVU’s career kick scoring list (260); No. 5 on WVU’s career field goals made list (39/54); No. 3 on WVU’s career PAT made list (143)
- Tied for No. 36 nationally in field goals per game and was No. 7 in the Big East
- No. 28 nationally in scoring and No. 1 in Big East
- Hit on 16-of-22 field goals with a long of 45 yards
- Set Orange Bowl record by going 10-for-10 on PATs
- Hit game-winning 28-yard field goal at USF as time expired; totaled three field goals and scored 12 points
- Connected on a 28-yard field goal at Cincinnati and scored six total points
- Converted on a 27-yard field goal at Syracuse
- Scored 13 points three times (Bowling Green, Maryland, Norfolk State), which is his second-best single-game total
- Connected on field goals of 31 and 33 yard against UConn and scored 11 total points
- Hit 2-for-2 field goals against Bowling Green with field goals of 30 and 45 yards, which tied his career long,
- Perfect 3-for-3 at Maryland with field goals of 35, 34, 21 yards to total 13 points
- Totaled 13 points vs. Norfolk State Field goals of 17 and 21 yards vs. Norfolk St.
- Converted on field goals of 27 and 43 yards vs. Marshall

2010 (r-So.)
- Ranked No. 7 on WVU’s career kick scoring (151), career extra points made (82) and tied for No. 8 on WVU’s career field goal made (23) lists
- Tied for No. 1 in the Big East in PAT percentage, No. 7 in kick scoring, No. 8 in field goals per game and No. 10 in overall scoring
- Hit the game-winning field goal in overtime at Marshall
- WVU Special Teams Champion: Marshall

2009 (r-Fr.)
- All-Big East First Team by the league coaches, ESPN.com, The Sporting News, rivals.com and second team by Phil Steele
- Named to the All-Big East Freshman Team by The Sporting News, ESPN.com and rivals.com Made field goals of 40 yards or more five times
- His 13 field goals tied him for No. 10 on WVU single-season chart
- No. 11 on WVU’s single-season extra point made list
- No. 10 on the school’s season kick scoring list
- No. 5 in the Big East in kick scoring and No. 10 in overall scoring (6.2)
- Tied for No. 5 in Big East in field goals made per game (1.00) and No. 3 in PAT percentage
- Big East Special Teams Champion: Liberty, Pitt
- WVU Special Teams Champion: Liberty, Pitt
- Connected on a career-high four field goals against Pitt, including game-winner as time expired
- Four field goals tied his Milan Puskar Stadium record for most field goals in a game, set earlier in season gainst Liberty

2008 (Fr.)
- Redshirted

High School
- Coached by Bill Renner at West Springfield High
- All-state kicker as a senior
- Connected on 13-of-17 field goal attempts, including a 50-yarder
- Made 49-of-50 extra points 13 field goals were the most in the state and tied him for the seventh most in a season in state history
- For his career, he finished with 15-of-20 field goals with a long of 50 yards, 107-of-108 extra point attempts, including consecutive streak of 70

Personal
- Birthday is Nov. 5
- Son of Mauro and Teresa Bitancurt
- One of two boys in his family
- Majoring in multidisciplinary studies
- Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

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