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.
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