A very athletic and intelligent player who is a standout leader both on the field and in the classroom... Voted a captain by his teammates.
2010: A First Team Academic All-District and All-Big 12 honoree... Played in all 13 games, starting 12... Totaled 86 tackles and two interceptions on the year... Registered a career-high 12 stops vs. Oklahoma State, which bettered his previous season high of eight against Missouri State... Also had nine stops, including one for loss, against Colorado, seven at Missouri and six vs. UCLA, Baylor and North Texas... Tallied a pair of picks against Texas, tying a career high... One of eight players in the Big 12 with two interceptions in a game last season... Also blocked an extra point at Colorado... Voted a team captain by his teammates.
2009: Earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors from the league's coaches... Named a midseason All-Big 12 performer by Phil Steele... Finished 4th on the team in tackles... Intercepted 5 passes on the season, the most since James McGill had 6 in 2003... Also broke up 6 passes, giving him 11 passes defended... Finished the regular season tied for second in the Big 12 and 19th nationally in interceptions, while he was tied for 10th in the league and 48th in the NCAA in passes defended... Began the season by intercepting 2 passes against UMass, the first Wildcat to do so since 2006... Recorded one interception against Tennessee Tech... Had 5 tackles, one pass breakup and a fumble recovery vs. Iowa State... Tallied 4th interception vs. Texas A&M, picking off Jerrod Johnson for the first time in 226 attempts... Intercepted a pass at Nebraska and returned it 42 yards, the longest INT return by a Wildcat since the last game of 2008... Recorded 6 or more tackles on 4 different occasions, including 7 against Kansas and Louisiana... Academic All-Big 12 and All-District pick.
2008: Former backup quarterback who moved to the secondary prior to the Louisiana game... Appeared in all 12 games, starting the final eight... Finished the season with 49 total tackles, 32 solo... Recorded six stops at Kansas... Recorded a career-best nine tackles against Nebraska... Was second on the team in tackles against Texas Tech with eight, including six solos... Came back with another eight stops at Texas A&M... Was in the top three in tackles for the Wildcats four times... Also converted first downs on three fake punts, rushing for a total of 13 yards... A First Team Academic All-Big 12 selection.
HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year starter at both quarterback and defensive back at Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School... Led the Crusaders to a 5-5 record, a district title and a berth in the Kansas 5A playoffs in 2006... Amassed 1,652 yards of total offense as a senior... Threw for 978 yards and 11 touchdowns on 78-for-146 passing, while rushing for 674 yards and six scores on 74 attempts... Earned first team 5A all-state honors at defensive back from the Topeka Capital-Journal, Wichita Eagle and the KFCA... Named second team all-city and honorable mention all-state as a quarterback... Completed 104-of-193 passes for 1,420 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior... Also rushed for 382 yards and 11 TDs on 60 attempts during the 2005 season... Named honorable mention all-state and all-city as a junior quarterback... Coached by Dan Adelhardt.
PERSONAL: Tysyn Hartman was born August 9, 1989, in Hays, Kan... An open option major... Parents are Frank and Karin Delarue... Has a younger brother, Frank, a running back for the Wildcats... Father, Kerry Henderson, played running back at Texas Southern and briefly with the N.Y. Jets.