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Boise State roster countdown: Day 5, Evan Tyler

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Never trust a man with two first names

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“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” will need a slight re-write with some added bits about injury setbacks for today’s countdown. He’s battled back from injuries to consistently be in the mix, never wavering from his goal.

#5, Evan Tyler, RS SR, S

Boise State University

Stats

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 195lbs

High School: Eleanor Roosevelt HS (Corona, CA)

How’d he get to The BlueTM?

Despite being a decently rated prospect at safety , Evan had only a few offers, and committed to San Jose State in June of 2014. Somehow, the Bronco coaches got a whiff of talent from him, and poached him quite expertly that winter.

Nickname

”Lucky”

It’s an irony thing.

Look-alike

Damien nailed this many moons ago; Evan Tyler is a dead ringer for a young Tiger Woods.

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.

2019 Prospectus

Cursed with the injury bug, Evan’s been hard to predict. He’s looked good when he’s been able to play, but a series of unfortunate events means those glimpses have been few and far between.

That said, he’s backing up DeAndre Pierce on the latest depth chart that got released today, so look for him to be active on the rotation. Should Pierce get injured or have a bad day, Evan might finally get his chance to shine in his senior season.

Is he on Twitter?

Most definitely. Looking good as a graduate to boot.

Completely made up fact

Evan can trace his lineage back to President John Tyler, but like many historians, he prefers not to.