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WILL TYE

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Player profile

2012 OUTLOOK:

Big and athletic tight end with good speed who looks to be in the tight end mix in the fall. Made significant strides in the spring getting more reps in the system and improving his blocking and pass catching skills. Has strong hands and the ability to use his body to create space.

2011:

Played in four games (ULM, Charleston Southern, NC State, Boston College) and picked up his first career reception with a 7-yard catch against Charleston Southern.

2010:

Redshirt season.

PERSONAL:

Transitioned from undersized basketball post standout to big-time tight end…carried a three-star ranking from both Rivals and Scout.com…rated the No. 6 prospect overall in Connecticut by Rivals and the No. 19 tight end prospect nationally by Scout….SuperPrep had the big man tabbed as the No. 8 prospect overall in the New England 12 rankings…No. 19 tight end according to Scout..explosive threat who was a primary red zone target…collected 44 receptions for 587 yards and six touchdowns as a senior…boasted a 31.9 yard average on kickoff returns, including a long of 95 yards…also doubled up as a defensive end where he made 26 stops with two sacks…chose FSU over Miami, NC State, Temple, Wyoming and UConn…born November 4, 1991.