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    Ty Myers
    27 Ty Myers
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Springfield, Ohio

    High School:
    North

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 235

    Position:
    Linebacker

    Experience:
    1-1

    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 TFL?s totaling 20 yards in losses ? Excellent pass defending linebacker who had six passes broken up in addition to two INT?s ? 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.

    CAREER HIGHS
    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
    

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