Wide Reciever
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Wagener, S.C.
High School: Wagener HS


An athletic receiver who has shifty moves ... ranked first on the team in career receptions (79) and receiving yards (878) among active players at the end of 2011 ... ended his career No. 24 on the Maryland career receptions list ... played in 46 career games.

As a Senior (2011): Started at wide receiver in five games and played in nine ... finished fifth on the team in both receptions (18) and receiving yards (158) ... also returned kickoffs and ranked second on the team in average (22.5 yards per return) ... had a career-high six receptions for 43 yards, including a 10-yard TD against Miami ... did not see action against West Virginia (9/17) and Temple (9/24) after being suspended for a violation of team rules ... returned to action against Towson (10/1) and had two catches for 23 yards ... also had two receptions for 26 yards against Georgia Tech (10/8) ... had one reception for 9 yards against Florida State (10/22) and same against BC (10/29) ... made two catches for 10 yards against Virginia (11/5) ... also had career bests in kickoff returns (five), kickoff return yards (128) and long return (33 yards) vs. the Cavaliers ... had two catches for 27 yards vs. Notre Dame (11/12) ... caught one pass for 5 yards and had three kickoff returns for 79 yards against Wake Forest (11/19/11) ... didn't play against NC State (11/26).

As a Junior (2010): Played in the first 12 games, mostly as a reserve wideout ... started one game ... caught his first pass of the season vs. WVU (9/18) ... had one catch against Duke (10/2) ... posted one reception for 18 yards against Clemson (10/16) ... had a season-high five receptions vs. BC (10/23), including a TD catch, a 9-yarder from Danny O'Brien ... also posted a season-high 57 receiving yards ... had two catches for 11 yards vs. Miami (11/6) ... made his first start of the season vs. Florida State (11/20) ... had two catches for 49 yards, including a season-long 30-yard reception ... did not play vs. East Carolina in the Military Bowl (12/29).

As a Sophomore (2009): Played in all 12 games at wide receiver, making five starts ... ranked third on the team in receptions (28) and receiving yards (346) ... made three receptions for 47 yards vs. James Madison (9/12), including a key 20-yarder on fourth-and-4 in the fourth-quarter, game-tying drive ... hauled in two passes for 17 yards vs. MTSU (9/19) ... had two receptions for 31 yards in a start against Rutgers (9/26), including an acrobatic one-handed catch ... had a season-high five receptions against Clemson (10/3), which led the team ... had his lone TD reception of the season on a 4-yard pass from Chris Turner ... had three catches for a career-high 62 receiving yards, including a career-long 49-yarder which set up a TD, vs. Wake Forest (10/10) ... two catches for 24 yards vs. Virginia (10/17) ... chipped in two receptions for 33 yards vs. NC State (11/7) ... in on just three snaps vs. Virginia Tech (11/14) due to a shoulder injury ... had his streak of 10 straight games with at least two catches snapped vs. the Hokies ... three receptions for 46 yards against Boston College (11/28).

As a Redshirt Freshman (2008): Played in all 13 games, with one start ... ranked sixth on the team in receptions (20) and fifth in receiving yards (225) ... 11 of his 20 receptions came on third down ... made his Maryland debut and recorded his first career reception, a 6-yard completion from Jordan Steffy in the second quarter against Delaware (8/30) ... snared a season-long 20-yard reception vs. MTSU (9/6) ... caught one pass for 19 yards against Eastern Michigan (9/20) ... had four receptions for 31 yards vs. Clemson (9/27) ... had a key third-down 10-yard catch which kept the final drive alive, allowing Maryland to kill the clock ... led the team with a season-best five receptions for a season-high 56 yards vs. Virginia (10/4) ... had two catches for 36 yards vs. North Carolina (11/25) ... both receptions came on third down during scoring drives ... had an acrobatic 18-yard reception on third-and-10 during the game-winning march ... earned his first career start vs. Nevada in the Roady's Humanitarian Bowl (12/30) ... equaled his career high with five receptions for 55 yards in the win over the Wolf Pack ... had his first career TD catch, a 16-yarder from Chris Turner with just six seconds left in the first half.

As a Freshman (2007): Served a redshirt season ... originally signed a letter of intent with Maryland in 2006, but entered school in the fall of 2007.

At Hargrave Military Academy (2006): One of the top prep school running backs in the nation ... ranked as the 35th-best prep school prospect nationally... ranked No. 47 nationally among running backs by Scouts, Inc. ... chose the Terps over Clemson, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest ... coached by Marty Talbert.

At Wagener-Salley High School: A four-year letterwinner ... a three-time all-state performer, including the AP squad as a senior ... a SuperPrep All-American as a senior ... the fifth-ranked player in the state of South Carolina by in 2005... the 37th-ranked running back in the nation by Scouts, Inc. ... ranked No. 51 nationally among running backs by as a senior ... had over 40 career touchdowns ... primarily played tailback but started as a wide receiver as a freshman and also played quarterback ... rushed for over 3,200 yards in his career ... as a senior in 2005, ran 62 times for 552 yards (8.9 avg.) and a TD while catching 41 passes for 664 yards and seven touchdowns ... returned two kickoffs and four interceptions for a touchdown ... caught two passes in the 2006 South Carolina North-South All-Star game ... rushed 103 times for 1,113 yards and 17 TDs as a junior ... all-area as a junior ... consistently timed in the 4.4 range as a prep ... posted a 35-inch vertical jump at the Nike Combine in Athens, Ga. ... a three-year letterwinner and all-state point guard in basketball ... was also recruited by Georgia, Clemson, UNC, South Carolina and Virginia Tech ... coached by Steve DeRiggs.

Personal: Parents are Ronnie and Deborah Tyler ... father is a minister ... brother, Rontreal, played football for The Citadel (2003-06) ... majoring in American studies.

Tyler's Career Statistics
2008 13-100000.000
2009 12-515055.005
2010 12-158710.207
2011 9-525052.505


2008 13-12022511.2120

2009 12-52834612.4149


2011 9-5181588.8117


2008 13-1000.00000.00
2009 12-5000.00000.00
2010 12-1000.00000.00

2011 9-51329222.50000.00

Career Highs

Receptions - 6 (vs. Miami, 9/5/11)
Receiving Yards - 62 (vs Wake Forest, 10/10/09)
Long Reception - 49 yards (vs. Wake Forest, 10/10/09)
Receiving TDs - 1 (four times: vs. Miami, 9/5/11; vs. BC, 10/23/10; vs. Clemson, 10/3/09; vs. Nevada, 12/30/08)
Long Rush - 7 (vs. Morgan State, 9/11/10)
Kickoff Returns - 5 (vs. Virginia, 11/5/11)
Kickoff Return Yards - 128 (vs. Virginia, 11/5/11)
Long Kickoff Return - 33 yards (vs. Virginia, 11/5/11)
All-Purpose Yards - 138 (vs. Virginia, 11/5/11)

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