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Boise State roster countdown 2018: Day 27, Evan Tyler

Troy v Boise State Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images

It’s day 3 of fall camp and day 73 or so of the countdown, which puts us at DAY 27 (that enough numbers for ya?). Today, we’ll have to improvise a bit since today’s honoree is actually #15...but since that number is double-booked, you’re getting his countdown a whole 12 days early (seriously, what’s with all these numbers). It’s Evan Tyler.

#27 (actually #15), Evan Tyler, Junior, S


Height: 6’2”

Weight: 191 lbs

High School: Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Corona, CA

How’d he get to the Blue™?

Tyler was a somewhat under-the-radar player in the 2015 class despite being rated the #15 safety in California and the #21 ranked safety in the west region. The consensus 3-star was a team captain at Roosevelt for his senior year and was made All-Big VIII first team and All-Inland Area honorable mention after racking up 51 tackles. As a junior, Tyler made 84 stops and registered a sack. Tyler finished his prep career as his school’s all-time tackles leader. Also a standout on the track, Tyler won a league title in the 400m hurdles and was a CIF finalist as a sophomore and repeated as champion as a junior. Tyler received a scholarship offer from San José State—an offer he accepted—but a late Boise State offer caused him to flip. I suppose all’s fair in love and recruiting.



He’s probably not going to build an ark, but he is an awfully hard man to keep down.


Damien nailed it last year. Young Tiger Woods, y’all.

Career Highlights

Started 3 games as a redshirt frosh in 2016. Named to the All-Big VIII First Team and All-Inland Area honorable mention as a senior. Made a total of 189 tackles in three years at Roosevelt, 136 of those solo. To go along with that, he tacked on a sack, an interception, and a forced fumble. Finished at Roosevelt as the school’s all-time tackles leader. Won league championship and was a CIF finalist in the 400m as a sophomore and won another title as a junior.

2018 Prospectus

Some guys make it through their football careers without any serious injuries. Unfortunately, Evan Tyler isn’t one of those guys. After a super promising start to his playing career in 2016, Tyler was sidelined with a knee injury that forced him to miss the lion’s share of that season. Then, after it looked like he was poised for a glorious comeback in 2017—the injury gods smote him once again and he missed all of last season. It’s been tough to watch the series of unfortunate events play out, but Tyler keeps coming back, and hopefully 2018 will finally be the year he makes it to the finish line without surgery or a pair of crutches.

If you can remember 2016 (it’s a bit hazy for me), Tyler started the first 3 games of the season and actually looked rather polished...and considering he was just a redshirt freshman, the future looked awfully bright. Injuries shouldn’t have dimmed that light any, but they have landed Tyler in a different spot on the depth chart then he might’ve been otherwise. Entering fall camp, I suspect that Tyler is at best 3rd on the field safety depth chart behind DeAndre Pierce (#1) and RS frosh Tyreque Jones (whom the coaches have raved about all offseason), but camp can always surprise us. I feel that Tyler—if healthy—should certainly get some non-garbage-time snaps this season and as a “fresh legs” option, he’ll be hard to beat. Boise State has talent all the way down at both safety positions and the last line of defense is going to be a definite strong suit for the blue and orange.

Is he on Twitter?

Yep, and he has some thoughts about the Yanny/Laurel conspiracy controversy

Completely made up fact

Even though he’s just ONE punch from getting a free ligament, Tyler shredded his ligament rewards punch card and won’t be picking up another.