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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.

Professional

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

Personal

  • 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
  • Against 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