Tyson Graham Jr

 

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Position: LB/Safety

*Moved to LB, has the build and coverage ability to play a hybrid position

School: South Dakota

Height: 6’2

Weight: 210

Class of: 2017-Senior

 

Bio

2016
One of six team captains

2015
One of 39 Coyotes who competed in all 11 games … started 10 of 11 games at free safety … earned honorable mention all-MVFC honors … finished as the team’s second-leading tackler with 71 including 41 solo stops and 1.5 for loss … finished second in the MVFC and ranked 29th nationally in interceptions per game with four picks in 11 games … also credited with three pass breakups … forced a fumble that USD recovered at the goal line in the first quarter against Kansas State in the season opener (9/5) … twice led the team in tackles … had 10 stops in games against Youngstown State (10/3) and South Dakota State (11/14) … helped anchor a defense that ranked 31st nationally in total defense and 21st nationally in pass defense

2014
South Dakota’s leading tackler with 97 stops … ranked seventh in the Missouri Valley and 87th nationally in tackles per game (8.1) … led the team with 44 solo tackles … one of six Coyotes who picked off a pass during the season … led the team with seven pass breakups … one of 25 Coyotes who played in all 12 games … started the final nine games of the season at free safety … had a solo tackle on Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota in the season opener at FBS national runner-up Oregon (8/30) … had eight stops (seven solo) against the Ducks … had 39 tackles in a span of three games against Southern Illinois (13), UNI (12) and Missouri State (season-high 14) … intercepted a pass in the home opener against William Penn that led to an offensive touchdown that sealed the win (9/6) … had seven special teams tackles.

2013
Played in all 12 games and started the first three games of the season at wide receiver … had a 37-yard reception at Kansas (9/7) … played mostly on special teams … had two special-teams tackles at UNI (10/19) and three special-teams stops vs. Youngstown State (11/2) … was named Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week (leading up to Illinois State).

2012
Redshirted…offensive scout team player of the week heading into the North Dakota State game.

via http://www.goyotes.com

Career Stats

2015 11 41 30 71 1.5 6 7 1 0 0
2016 6 23 21 44 4.0 14 0 0 1 0

 

SACKS GP UA A Total Yards
2015 11 0 0 0 0
2016 6 3 0 3 13

 

INTERCEPTIONS GP NO Yards TD Long Avg/R Avg/G
2015 11 4 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2016 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
Total 17 4 0 0 0 0.0 0.0

 

via http://www.goyotes.com

 

Film/Interview Links

Rudy Reyes Interview

NUC NFL Draft Bible Spotlight

Junior Season Highlights

 

 

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