Tyler Sands
Tyler Sands


Boyertown, Pa.

High School:
Boyertown Area

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 300




43 Illini Honored as Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

Student-Athletes with GPAs of 3.7 or Higher Earn Special Recognition


Illini Excel in Classroom During Fall Semester

42 Illini Earned at Least a 3.0 GPA and Five Graduated Following Fall 2012


Seniors, Award Winners Honored at Annual Banquet

Pocic, Williams Voted 2012 Captains


Illinois Boasts 52 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

Big Ten-Best 10 Volleyball Players Highlight Honorees


Illinois Boasts 52 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

Big Ten-Best 10 Volleyball Players Highlight Honorees


2012 Illinois Football Seniors

Individual and group photos of the 20 2012 Illinois Football Seniors.


Illinois vs South Dakota State

Game photos from September 10th, 2011 at Memorial Stadium.

2011 - Junior: Saw action in 12 games, primarily on special teams and in short-yardage situations, making one start ... Started at weak-side guard against Northwestern ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2010 - Sophomore: Member of UI squad.

2009 - Redshirt Freshman: Played in three games, starting against Purdue ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.

2008 - Freshman: Redshirted the 2008 season.

High School: PrepStar Magazine All-American ... Earned first-team AAAA All-State honors from the Associated Press and ... Recorded 84 tackles, two forced fumbles, three recovered fumbles and four passes broken up as a senior ... Rated the No. 20 player in the state of Pennsylvania by ... First-team All-County as an offensive lineman and second team as a defensive lineman ... Earned first-team All-League honors as an offensive lineman, defensive lineman and punter ... Ranked the 33rd-best offensive tackle nationally by ... Named to the East Hot 100 list by ... Garnered first-team All-Area accolades for offensive line and punter and second-team as a defensive lineman ... Named to the Harrisburg Patriot News "Platinum 33" team ... Ranked the No. 43 offensive tackle in the nation by ... Picked for the Big 33 All-Star game (featuring the best Pennsylvania and Ohio seniors) ... Earned first-team All-League and All-County Academic Team honors ... High school coach was Ron Zeiber.

Personal: Full name is Tyler Adam Sands ... Son of Dawne von Czoernig and Jeff Sands ... Born on Sept. 23, 1989 ... Majoring in psychology ... Chose Illinois over Nebraska and Boston College.

(updated 5/23/12)