Football


Tyler Pacha
Tyler Pacha
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fairfield, Iowa

High School:
Fairfield

Last College:
Ellsworth Comm. Col.

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 207

Position:
RB

Experience:
2-1

The Pacha File

Something people don't know about you
I play the drums, mostly hard rock and heavy metal

Favorite sports movie
Friday Night Lights

Favorite class at Illinois
Any of my aviation classes

Person you would like to spend the day with
Chuck Norris

Plans after graduation
Cargo or test pilot

Who would play you in a movie about your life?
Sean William Scott

Why Illinois?
It had my major and it gave me a chance to play football

2007: Member of the UI squad.

Junior College: Started every game at fullback during the 2005 and 2006 seasons at Ellsworth Junior College ... Earned All-Conference honors in 2006, while also being named team captain.

High School: Earned letters in football and wrestling ... Started for three years at fullback and linebacker, leading the team in tackles as a sophomore and junior ... Named team captain for both the football and wrestling team ... Earned all-conference honors three years as a starter ... Ranked in the district top-10 in rushing as a senior ... Was a wrestling state qualifier in the strong state of Iowa.

Personal: Born June 2, 1986 ... son of David and Kierston Pacha ... Majoring in aviation-human factors.


(updated 7/08)

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