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Owen Tyler
Player Profile:
Owen Tyler 2236646
Position: Tight End
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 250
Year: Senior
Hometown: West Hartford, Conn.
High School: Northwest Catholic
Major: Sport Management
Experience: 2 Letters

Fourth-year member of the squad as a junior • will continue to add solid support at tight end position • big, versatile athlete who has a great frame.

Did not see action due to injury and retained junior eligibility. 

Enjoyed a solid season as sophomore • part-time starter at tight end, sharing duties with Brandon Whaley and Charles Scarff • played in 11 games with six starts • ranked No. 5 on the team with seven receptions for 68 yards (9.7 avg.) and one touchdown • had multiple catches twice with two receptions for 10 yards and two for 16 yards vs. Villanova • scored first career touchdown with nine-yard scoring catch vs. Villanova • had career-long 16-yard reception in season opener vs. Delaware State • helped Delaware rank No. 2 in the CAA in rushing offense (227.2 yards per game/No. 14 in NCAA) and lead the CAA in fewest sacks allowed (11 for 75 yards in 11 games/No. 8 in NCAA) • earned Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week honors twice (vs. Wake Forest; Villanova) • had one catch for six yards in Blue-White Spring Game in May.

One of just three true freshmen to see action on offense for Delaware (wideouts Jamie Jarmon and Vinny Papale were the others) • earned first career start vs. New Hampshire when Hens started game in a four-tight end set • played a key backup role at tight end all season behind Whaley • part of a unit that helped Delaware rank No. 2 in the CAA and 17th in the NCAA in rushing offense (219.4 yards per game) • caught two passes for 14 yards in second game of season vs. Lafayette • recorded a tackle against Villanova.

Football and basketball standout at Northwest Catholic High School • three-year starter in football as a linebacker and tight end for head coach, and his father, Mike Tyler • also saw action at quarterback as a senior • led team to a three-year record of 24-9, including a 10-2 mark in 2014 when the team captured the Central Connecticut Conference championship • served as captain two years • consensus All-State player as a senior, earning notice on the CHSCA Elite 22 first team, first team Walter Camp, and second team New Haven Register • named to the Hartford Courant All-Area team as a junior and senior • earned first team All-CCC conference honors in 2013 and 2014 • for his career, caught 56 passes for 650 yards (11.6 avg.) and seven touchdowns and recorded 225 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, and four interceptions • caught 44 passes for 493 yards and three touchdowns as a junior and 11 for 148 yards and four scores as a senior • posted 97 tackles, nine tackles for loss, and two interceptions as a senior • completed 13 of 33 passes for three touchdowns at quarterback as a senior • two-year starter in basketball as a forward.

Owen Philip Tyler • born Oct. 7, 1996 • son of Mike and Karen Tyler • youngest of four children • father, Mike, played college football at Syracuse and Boston College • mother, Karen, played soccer at Connecticut • brother, Lucas, played linebacker at Southern Connecticut State (2010-13) • sister, Jessica, attends Central Connecticut State • sport management major at Delaware • has worked at Pep Boys autocare store during the summer.


Year G/S Receptions
2017 0/0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 11/6 7 68 9.7 1 16
2015 11/1 2 14 7.0 0 8
TOTALS 22/7 9 82 9.1 1 16

Receptions: 2 vs. Lafayette, 2015; vs. Stony Brook, 2016; vs. Villanova, 2016
Receiving Yards: 16 vs. Delaware State, 2016; vs. Villanova, 2016

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