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DeRon Tyler
2  DeRon Tyler

Walnut, Calif.

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 170


2000 (Junior) ? Played in all 14 games for Wildcats, starting five games when K-State opened with nickel or dime packages... Finished T8th on team with 42 tackles, and was 8th with 33 unassisted stops... Finished 4th on team with nine passes defensed and had two QB hurries... Lone interception of season came against Louisiana Tech (9/2)... Had career-high 10 solos and one assist vs. Bulldogs in one of top efforts of season for Wildcat secondary... Had six tackles in back-to-back games late in year (5-1-6 at Texas A&M on 10/28 and 4-2-6 vs. Iowa State on 11/4)... Also had three PBUs against Aggies... Had 2-2-4 on start chart in Big 12 Championship vs. Oklahoma (12/2).

1999 (Sophomore) - Started two games in 1999 at cornerback? Saw extensive action as backup cornerback for most of the season? Intercepted his first career pass in regular-season finale against Missouri? Had four tackles, including a TFL and half a quarterback sack against the Tigers? Had a season-high six tackles vs. Kansas? Helped K-State lead the nation in passing efficiency defense for the season with best rating by any team since 1978.

1998 - Redshirt season.

Mount San Antonio (Calif.) College - Played just one year of junior college football for Walnut, Calif., school before transferring to K-State... Grabbed five interceptions and broke up 12 passes for the Mountaineers, who captured California?s version of the national juco championship by going 12-0... As a JuCo freshman, was an All-Mission Conference selection as well as All-State in California, All-West Region and honorable mention All-America pick for the Mounties... Junior college coach was Bill Fisk, an offensive guard at USC from 1962-64, who played on national championship squad of 1962.

Diamond Bar HS - Lettered twice in basketball and once in track... Earned All-Sierra League honors as a junior and senior... All-Inland Valley pick as a junior and senior... All-California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) pick as a senior... High school coach was Terry Roche, who played football at Long Beach State.

Personal - Born July 7, 1979... Parents are Lathian and Daisy Tyler... Would like to work in physical therapy following his playing career... Brother, Lathian, plays football at Montana State... Majoring in sociology.

Bowl Performances ? One solo tackle vs. Washington in 1999 Culligan Holiday Bowl... Played but did not have stats in win over Tennessee in 2001 Southwestern Bell Cotton Bowl Classic.

Career Stats


Career highs - Tackles: 11 vs La. Tech (9/2/00); Solo tackles: 10 vs La. Tech (9/2/00); Interceptions: 1, vs Missouri (11/20/99), vs La. Tech (9/2/00); PBUs: 3, twice (last at Texas A&M, 10/28/00).