2002: Started seven games at linebacker totaling 36 tackles, four of which went for a loss ... Had seven stops and a tackle-for-loss vs. Purdue ... Had one sack for 11 yards vs. Indiana ... Had five tackles each vs. Penn State, San Jose State and Arkansas State.
2001: Had the best game of his career at Ohio State Returned to his home state and picked off a pair of Buckeye passes, returning the first for a touchdown to seal the Illini win Picked off the second pass just two possessions later Also added four tackles and a sack vs. the Buckeyes Eighth on the team in total tackles with 43 Had three TFLs totaling 20 yards in losses Excellent pass defending linebacker who had six passes broken up in addition to two INTs Had a career-high seven tackles against Penn State Also had a TFL and a pass broken up vs. the Nittany Lions Had a fumble recovery and a quarterback pressure at California.
2000: Played in nine games, primarily on special teams ... Recorded two sacks, one apiece vs. California and Iowa.
1999: Redshirted the 1999 season.
High School: Two-time Western Ohio League first team selection at defensive back Named all-city, all-area, all-county, all-district and all-region An all-state selection by the Springfield News & Sun "Fab 22" pick by Springfield News & Sun Played linebacker, defensive back, defensive end, quarterback and wide receiver for Springfield North High School under Coach Brian Blevins Accounted for eight touchdowns in one game, throwing four and running for four, during senior season Four-time letter winner in football and earned three letters in basketball Averaged 13 points and nine rebounds during junior season in basketball. Personal: Full given name is Tyrone Anthony Myers Nickname is Ty Born Jan. 13, 1981 in Springfield, Ohio Parents are James and Peggy Wagner Has one brother and two sisters Favorite athlete is cornerback Deion Sanders Lists Simeon Rice as Fighting Illini athletic hero growing up Majoring in speech communications Enjoys weight lifting and video games.
Tackles: 7 vs. Penn State, 11/10/01
Solos: 4 at Indiana, 10/3/01 & vs. Indiana, 10/26/02
TFL: 1, six times (last time vs. Indiana, 10/26/02)
Sacks: 1, three times (last time vs. Indiana, 10/26/02)
Interceptions: 2 at Ohio State, 11/17/01
INT Return Yards: 6 at Ohio State, 11/17/01
Long Interception Return: 5 at Ohio State, 11/17/01
Touchdowns: 1 at Ohio State, 11/17/01
Fumble Recoveries: 1 at California, 9/1/01
PBU: 4 at Ohio State, 11/17/01
DEFENSIVE STATISTICS YEAR G ST AT TOT TFL-YDS QBS-YDS FF-FR 2000 9 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 2001 11 23 25 48 3-20 3-19 0-1 2002 12 22 14 36 4-18 1-11 0-0 Total 32 46 40 86 7-38 4-40 0-1