2017 NFL Draft

Tyler Nielsen, OLB

School: Iowa  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Humboldt, IA
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 238 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
167175
2011 Season
2011 All-Big Ten Honorable Mention (Coaches)...appeared in 12 games...finished the season with 73 total tackles/34 solo...1 sack...2 fumble recoveries.
2010 Season
Started all eight games in which he played before suffering a broken neck, recording 22 solo tackles and 20 assists, along with 4.5 tackles for loss, four pass break-ups and one interception . . . Started at outside linebacker in 37-7 opening win over Eastern Illinois as defense allowed just 157 yards total offense . . . Recorded one solo tackle and five assists, including 1.5 tackles for loss . . . Started at outside linebacker in 35-7 win over Iowa State . . . Recorded three tackles against ISU and had first career interception to stop a scoring threat in the third period . . . Started at outside linebacker in 34-27 loss at Arizona . . . Recorded career-high seven tackles at Arizona, including four solo tackles and three assists, including one tackle for loss . . . Started at outside linebacker in 45-0 win over Ball State, recording three solo tackles as defense allowed just 112 yards total offense . . . Started at outside linebacker in 24-3 win over Penn State as defense allowed just 54 net rushing yards and 301 yards total offense . . . Recorded four solo tackles and one assist vs. Penn State, in addition to career-best four pass break-ups . . . Started at outside linebacker in 38-28 win at Michigan . . . Recorded six tackles at Michigan, including career-best five solo stops and two tackles for loss . . . Started at outside linebacker in 31-30 loss to Wisconsin . . . Collected career-high 10 tackles vs. Badgers, including three solo stops and seven assists . . . Started at outside linebacker in 37-6 win over fifth-ranked Michigan State as defense allowed just 31 net rushing yards and 258 yards total offense . . . Recorded two tackles vs. MSU before missing majority of game due to injury . . . Missed remainder of the season after being injured in win over Michigan State.
2009 Season
Academic all-Big Ten for second year . . . Coaches Appreciation Award, Special Teams...Saw action in all 13 games, recording four solo tackles and three assists . . . saw action in 17-16 win over Northern Iowa, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 35-3 win at Iowa State as defense recorded six turnovers, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 27-17 win over Arizona, recording two assisted tackles as defensie allowed just 105 passing yards and 253 yards total offense . . . saw action in 21-10 win at Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 24-21 win over Arkansas State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 30-28 win over Michigan, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action in 20-10 win at Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 15-13 win at Michigan State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 42-24 win over Indiana, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just 79 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 17-10 loss to Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 27-24 overtime loss at Ohio State, recording two solo tackles . . . saw action in 12-0 win over Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 24-14 Orange Bowl win over Georgia Tech, but had no statistics.
2008 Season
Academic all-Big Ten . . . saw limited action in 46-3 opening win over Maine, recording one solo tackle and one assist as defense allowed 83 passing yards and 220 yards total offense . . . saw action in 42-0 win over Florida International, recording two solo tackles and two assists as defense allowed just 56 rushing yards and 218 yards total offense . . . saw action in 17-5 win over Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 21-20 loss at Pittsburgh,. but had no statistics . . . saw action in 22-17 loss to Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 16-13 loss at Michigan State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 45-9 win at Indiana, recording one assisted tackle as defense allowed just 95 rushing yards and 286 yards total offense . . . saw action in 38-16 win over Wisconsin, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action on special teams in 27-24 loss at Illinois but had no statiscs . . . saw action on special teams in 24-23 win over third-ranked Penn State, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action on special teams in 22-17 win over Purdue, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action in 55-0 win at Minnesota, recording two solo tackles as defense allowed just seven rushing yards and 134 yards total offense . . . saw action in 31-10 Outback Bowl win over South Carolina, but had no statistics.
High School
High school honors - - 2006 Gatorade Iowa Football Player of the Year . . . US Army all-American . . . Des Moines Register first team and Elite all-state as a senior . . . captain of the Class 3A all-state team . . . three-time first team all-conference selection . . . first team Des Moines Register and second team Iowa Newspaper Association all-state as a junior . . . team captain . . . Career - - Led prep team to the 2006 Class 3A state championship . . . amassed 258 career tackles . . . recorded 99 solo tackles, 35 assisted tackles, six tackles for loss, three fumble recoveries (two for TD) and an interception as a senior . . . also rushed for 151 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries . . . had 11 receptions for 216 yards and two touchdowns as a senior . . . recorded 47 solo tackles, with 23 assists and three tackles for loss, as a junior . . . had 37 solo tackles and 17 assists as a sophomore . . . member of prep track and field team . . . won Class 3-A state tile in the 400-meters as a senior with a time of 49.94. . . . four-year member of the "A" Honor Roll . . . member of prep National Honor Society. . . high school teammate of DL Cody Hundertmark and OL Ben Thilges . . . high school coach was Greg Thomas.
Personal
Born 6/1/88 . . . Open major . . .parents are Julie and Tony Nielsen
 
 

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