Well. The 70s are done. We are getting yet one day closer to another day of food, drink, and football. So let's talk about -- Tyler Horn
#69, Tyler Horn, RS Senior, DT
Height: 6' 5"
High School: Mountain View High School, Meridian, Idaho
How'd he get to the Blue™?
A standout defensive end from Meridian's Mountain View High School, the 6'5" Horn was honorable mention all-state and All-SIC as a junior and first-team for both as a senior. He did OK (I guess) in the stat department, posting 95 tackles, 25 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, and 3 pass deflections. In Horn's senior year alone, his tackles-for-loss added up to more than 100 yards of lost yardage for his opponents. Boise State was the only school to offer because, let's face it, when you know, you just know.
I feel as though we are missing something not having a "Shoe" on the roster in some capacity. I believe this fits for several reasons.
This dude with a beard.
Horn's accolades are almost too many to mention--err--type. In high school he was "pretty good": all-state and all conference as a senior. What did he do to get there as a senior? Only 50 tackles, 14 sacks, five forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, and broke up three passes (makes you wonder why Boise State got such a steal). For his Boise State career, he burned what would have been his redshirt year (2011) for the Georgia game and did not look back putting up very sold numbers since then. His junior season he made Academic All-Mountain West. (On a personal note: I just realized Horn's graduating class will have been the last group of players that had the opportunity to be on the same field as Kellen Moore. I just shed a small tear.)
Oh boy. What to say about the Boise State defensive line? Except "I Must Break You"? If there is any unit to be excited about, it is going to be this one. The amount of talent that is going to be starting, nay ROTATING, through there is going to be totes ridic. I know we have already covered some fine gentlemen in our earlier numericals, but do you know what the best part is? We still have PUH-LENTY of gentlemen left to review and get all sorts of geeked out.
So what of Horn? He gets a second chance at his senior season since he could redshirt last year. Last year he seemed to have been heading towards "I'm going to have a pretty good season" status starting with the Ole Miss game. How do I figure? Before he got injured he had already recorded one sack and four solo tackles. And that is against a vaunted SEC offensive line. I am not 100% for certain if the game would have had a different outcome if he had been healthy the entire time, but perhaps the wheels would not have come off in the fourth quarter with everyone being gassed. 2014 could have been a breakout season or, at minimum, another solid performance. A rebuilt Horn stands to have another good season in proportion to what we are used to seeing mixed with the leadership of a veteran starter.
Is he on Twitter?
Could not find him.
Completely made up fact
Horn is an avid player of the game of Life. He always chooses college (of course) and plays surprisingly conservatively, always opting for doctor (with malpractice insurance, can never be too careful) and have just the right number of children that is fiscally responsible. Curiously enough, though, he always ends up with two cars (both with sensible gas mileage, good warranties, and oil changes every three thousand miles).