Tim McTyer Athlete Profile

#21 Tim McTyer

Position: Defensive Back Height: 6-0 Weight: 180 Roster Years: 1995-1996 Hometown: Los Angeles, CA Last School: LASW Junior College

Career Summary

Tim McTyer transferred to BYU from Los Angeles Southwest College as a first-team all-conference Blue Chip All-American. He was named to the All-Western Athletic Conference Second Team and received the coaches' Defensive Impact Player of the Year as a junior. McTyer recorded 55 total tackles his senior season, earning Outstanding Defensive Back by the BYU coaches and All-WAC First Team honors by Football News and coaches his final season.


  • Signed as a free agent with the Indianapolis Colts in 1997


  • Born in Los Angeles, California
  • Son of Jennifer and Timothy
  • Majored in sociology

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Washington High, lettered in football and track
  • First-team all-conference Blue Chip All-America team at Los Angeles Southwest College
  • Team captain and team MVP

1995 | Junior Year

Second team All-Western Athletic Conference...received coaches' defensive impact player of the year award...vs. SDSU had a 60-yard touchdown off interception, eight tackles and two pass deflections...recovered a fumble vs. UCLA...had a pass interception vs. Air Force, Colorado State and New Mexico.

1996 | Senior Year

All-WAC by Football News and by the coaches...selected outstanding defensive back by the BYU coaches...voted team co-captain...had nine tackles vs. Texas A&M...recorded four tackles and caused a fumble vs. Arkansas State...had a 26-yard return off Omarr Morgan's blocked field goal vs. New Mexico...had seven tackles and five pass deflections to be selected as coaches' defensive back of the game at Tulsa...had five tackles and three pass deflections at TCU...had a fumble recovery vs. UTEP and a 20-yard interception return...had two interceptions at Hawai'i and was chosen coaches' defensive back of the game and WAC Defensive Player of the Week...had six tackles and a pass deflection at Utah...had an interception and six tackles, including one for a three-yard loss against Kansas State in the Cotton Bowl...in the Cotton Bowl he saved a touchdown with a great defensive effort on Kansas State receiver, Kevin Lockett, out-of-bounds in the back of the end zone.