One of the Hokies' four permanent captains for 2013 ... A third-team All-ACC selection by ACSMA ... The state's linebacker of the year as awarded by The Touchdown Club or Richmond ... A semifinalist for the Burlsworth Trophy, given to the nation's top player who began their career as a walk-on ... Started all 13 games ... Was in on 909 plays, 814 at linebacker and 95 on special teams ... Led the team with 100 tackles, including 10 for loss and four sacks, with a forced fumble, a pass break up and 11 hurries ... Led the team with eight tackles, including a sack for a 6-yard loss in the season opener against Alabama ... Paced the defense for the second straight game, making 11 tackles, also adding a hurry against Western Carolina ... Made six tackles, including two for loss, at East Carolina ... Made eight tackles in the triple overtime win over Marshall ... Had six tackles and two hurries at Georgia Tech ... Made 11 tackles and added a QB hurry in the win over North Carolina ... Was in on seven tackles, also adding two hurries against Pittsburgh ... Made six tackles against Duke ... Helped lead the team with 11 tackles at Boston College ... Had a hurry and four tackles in the win at Miami ... Led the team with 11 tackles, including a sack for a 10-yard loss, also adding three hurries and a forced fumble against Maryland ... Made four tackles in the win at Virginia ... Finished his career with seven tackles in the Sun Bowl against UCLA to give him 100 stops for the second year in a row.
A second-team All-ACC and first-team Coaches All-ACC selection at linebacker ... Started all 13 games ... Played 873 plays, including 819 on defense and 54 more on special teams ... Tech's leading tackler on the year, registering 119 stops ... Included in that total were 13.0 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks ... Also had 13 quarterback hurries and three pass break-ups ... Got out to an impressive start as he made 17 tackles, including one for loss, in the season opener against Georgia Tech ... Was named ACC Linebacker of the Week for his impressive performance in the victory over the Yellow Jackets ... Led the team with eight tackles against Austin Peay ... Tallied 10 tackles at Pittsburgh ... Broke up a pass and added seven tackles against Bowling Green ... Notched 11 tackles and five QB hurries against Cincinnati ... Sacked North Carolina's quarterback for a 9-yard loss as part of his seven total tackles in the game, 2.5 of which combined for a total of 12 lost yard ... Made eight tackles against Duke.Had 2.5 TFL, including a sack for an 8-yard loss as part of a nine-tackle performance at Clemson ... Made eight tackles, including two for loss at Miami ... Tallied eight tackles and two hurries against Florida State ... Made 10 tackles and added three hurries at Boston College ... Had nine tackles and a hurry in the win over Virginia ... Broke up a pass and made seven tackles in the overtime win over Rutgers in the Russell Athletic Bowl ... Was in on three tackles during the first spring scrimmage ... Named one of the Hokies' permanent team captains for 2013 at the completion of spring practice.
Played in all 14 games, starting four at mike linebacker ... Played over 300 snaps on defense and 67 on special teams ... Had 42 tackles, including 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks, along with a fumble recovery and five quarterback hurries on the season ... Played eight snaps on special teams and three on defense against Appalachian State ... Assisted on a special teams tackle at ECU ... Posted a solo tackle on special teams in the win over Arkansas State ... Credited with two assisted tackles on special teams in the win at Marshall ... Saw brief action on special teams against Clemson ... Picked up a special teams tackle in the win over Miami ... Worked seven plays on special teams at Wake Forest ... Played a snap on defense against BC while also seeing time on special teams ... Made a solo tackle on coverage at Duke ... Started at mike linebacker at Georgia Tech and led the team with 12 stops, including five solo ... Added a sack for six lost yards ... Saw action for 48 defensive snaps at linebacker against UNC and had three tackles to along with two hurries.Started at mike linebacker at Virginia and made six tackles ... Made a key stop on fourth down in the first quarter on the UVa six-yard line to halt a drive ... Also recovered a fumble in the second quarter and had a QB hurry ... Made another start in the ACC Championship Game against Clemson and made eight tackles, including one for loss ... Had seven tackles, including half a sack, in the Sugar Bowl against Michigan ... Earned the Frank O. Moseley Award, given to the defensive player who exhibits the most hustle during the off-season and spring workouts.
Played in every game ... Picked up a start at mike linebacker in the Orange Bowl game ... Started on the kickoff team ... Contributed 25 total tackles, including six behind the line ... Had a tackle on special teams during the Boise State game ... Got three plays at linebacker and eight on special teams against ECU ... Was in on two tackles on kick coverage at NC State ... Had 1.5 tackles for loss and three total tackles while playing 14 defensive downs in the Central Michigan game ... Added two tackles on special teams in the Wake Forest game ... Had four tackles against Duke, including three at linebacker ... Had a special team tackle at UNC ... Played 15 downs at linebacker against Virginia and had two tackles, including one behind the line ... Filled in for injured Bruce Taylor in the second half of the FSU game and contributed seven tackles - three of which went for losses ... Was in on five tackles, one for a loss, against Stanford ... Bench pressed 360 pounds and had a 365-pound front squat during off-season work outs ... Was held out of spring contact work due to back problems.
Bench pressed 360-pounds in August when the incoming freshmen were tested ... Practiced at mike linebacker during the fall while redshirting ... Had three tackles, including a tackle for loss during one of the team's spring scrimmages ... Led the defense in tackles during the Maroon-White game with six.
A four-year letterman for Joe Thompson at Oakton ... Played linebacker, fullback and tight end during his career ... Was named the state defensive player of the year as a senior after posting a school-record 147 tackles to go with five interceptions three sacks and a pair of defensive touchdowns ... Named the district and region defensive player of the year ... Had 398 tackles and 10 interceptions for his career ... Set a school mark for tackles in a game with 27 ... Helped the team to a state title as a freshman ... A three-year letterman in lacrosse, winning all-district honors twice and all-region recognition as a senior.
Jack Connor Tyler ...Born 11/27/90 in Fairfax, VA ... Son of Tim Tyler and Maggie Mueller-Tyler ... Father played football at East Carolina as a tackled (1968-70) ... Majoring in apparel, housing and resource management with a concentration in residential property management.