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Tylan McElhenie
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Tylan McElhenie 3029347
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 190
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va.
High School: Bishop Sullivan
Major: Undeclared
Experience: High School

Second-year member of the squad as a sophomore wide receiver • has great size, great length, and a strong upside.

2017 SEASON 
Saw game action in five games during his first season as a Blue Hen • brought down one pass for eight yards in the season opener vs. Delaware State.

Standout receiver who played first two high school seasons at Ocean Lakes High School and senior year at Bishop Sullivan High School, both located in Virginia Beach, Va. • played all three seasons for head coach Chris Scott • led Ocean Lakes to undefeated (15-0) state 6A title and No. 1 state ranking in 2014 and to 12-1 mark and state quarterfinal berth in 2015 when team was ranked No. 12 in the state • led Bishop Sullivan to 7-3 mark under Scott in 2016 • earned All-Tidewater Area honors twice and earned all-region honors in 2015 • caught 110 passes for 1,465 yards and 18 touchdowns during high school career • caught 50 passes for 650 yards and 10 touchdowns at OLHS in 2014 despite a season-long injury • led Bishop Sullivan in receiving as a senior with 35 catches for 515 yards and five touchdowns • also competed in track & field at Ocean Lakes • considers former OLHS teammate and former Towson standout wide receiver Andre Dessenberg one of his mentors.

Tylan (“tie-lan”) Anthony McElhenie (“mack-el-hay-nee”) • born Aug. 7, 1998 • son of Sam and Renee McElhenie • has a younger sister, Ciarnan • has not declared a major but would like to be a coach after graduation • enjoys listening to music in his spare time • has been active in numerous community service activities, including working with disabled children, blood cancer awareness, and domestic violence awareness.

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