Player Profiles



Wes                                Tonkery
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Wes
Tonkery
Class: r-Sr.
Hometown: Shinnston, W.Va.
Height: 6-2
Weight: 223
Sport: Football
Position: LB

Biography

- Has played in 27 games and started one
- Awarded the first annual Curtis Jones, Jr. Achievement Award for demonstrating excellence in all areas of his college career
 
2013 (r-Jr.)
- Played in five games until sustaining season-ending hand injury at Baylor
- Saw action at Spur linebacker
- Also used on special teams
- Finished with nine tackles, including six solo stops
- Two tackles at Baylor
- Solo tackle against Oklahoma State
- Solo tackle vs. Maryland
- Set a career high with four tackles at Oklahoma
- Solo tackle against William & Mary
 
2012 (r-So.)
- Added depth at Star linebacker
- Moved from safety to Star in the new 3-4 defensive scheme
- Finished with 10 tackles, including seven solo stops, assisted on a tackle for loss, had an interception and a pass breakup
- Tied a season best with one assisted tackle and had two total tackles against Kansas State
- Recorded one solo tackle at Texas
- Had first interception of career against Maryland
- Had career highs in solo tackles, total tackles and pass breakups versus Marshall
 
2011 (r-Fr.)
- Added depth at bandit safety and was used on special teams
- Played in nine games and started one – the Orange Bowl against Clemson due to injury to Terence Garvin
- Two solo tackles against Pitt and Norfolk State
 
2010 (Fr.)
- Redshirted
 
High School
- Coached by Bruce Carey at Bridgeport High
- 2009 first-team all-state defense
- 2008 first-team all-state offense
- Helped lead Bridgeport to a 32-5 record in three seasons
 
Personal
- Birthday is Nov. 29
- Son of Brian and Sherri Tonkery
- One of three children
- Majoring in industrial engineering
- Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
- Academic All-Big 12 Football Second Team
- Big East Academic All-Star

Related Articles

Tonkery Wins First Curtis Jones, Jr. Award
Posted: 1.10.14

Wes Tonkery Talks Bowl Prep
Posted: 1.1.12


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