Brian Tyms

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Brian Tyms
No. 84     New England Patriots
Wide Receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-02-21) February 21, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth: Kent, Washington
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 204 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school: Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Dillard
College: Florida A&M
Undrafted in 2012
Debuted in 2012 for the Miami Dolphins
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
Receiving yards 94
Receiving average 13.4
Receiving TDs 1
Stats at

Brian Gordon Tyms (born February 21, 1989) is an American football wide receiver for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He played college football at Florida A&M. He signed with the San Francisco 49ers as undrafted free agent in 2012.

College career[edit]

Tyms played college football at Florida A&M University for the Rattlers.[1]

Professional career[edit]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Tyms went undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft.[2] During the 2012 preseason, Tyms was on the practice squad for the San Francisco 49ers.[3]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

In September 2012, Tyms signed with the Miami Dolphins off the 49ers' practice squad.[4] With the Dolphins, Tyms traveled to New England during the final week of the 2012 regular season.[5]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

On October 22, 2013, Tyms signed with the Browns. After spending time on the practice squad, Tyms was elevated to the active roster on December 4, 2013, after defensive end Desmond Bryant was placed on the non-football illness list.[6]

New England Patriots[edit]

On July 27, 2014, Tyms signed with the New England Patriots. On August 7, in a preseason game against the Washington Redskins, Tyms scored his first touchdown as a Patriot. Additionally, he caught 5 passes for 119 yards. After the preseason, Tyms was informed he would be on the 53-man roster following his suspension in April.[7] Tyms was activated to the 53-man roster on October 6, 2014. Tyms scored his first NFL touchdown on October 12 on a 43-yard pass from Tom Brady.[8] Prior to the touchdown, Tyms had two career NFL receptions for 12 yards.

Personal life[edit]

Tyms was born in Kent, Washington. Tyms was a foster child, growing up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.[9][10]


  1. ^ "Brian Tyms Bio". FAMU Athletics. Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ Most, Jacob (August 17, 2012). "Undrafted Receivers Seek to Shine". Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ Branch, Eric (August 16, 2012). "Raw rookie WR Tyms learning from legend". Niner Insider Blog. SF Gate. Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ Fialkov, Harvey (September 10, 2012). "Miami Dolphins sign ex-Dillard WR Brian Tyms to practice squad". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ Nelson, Chris J. (December 30, 2012). "Brian Tyms could earn promotion to active roster Sunday". The Miami Dolphins Spotlight. Blogspot. Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Browns: The #Browns have placed DL Desmond Bryant on non-football illness list & promoted WR Brian Tyms to active roster.". Twitter. December 4, 2013. Retrieved October 13, 2014. 
  7. ^ Howe, Jeff (August 30, 2014). "Sources: Ryan Mallett, Brian Tyms will stick, Josh Boyce, Jon Halapio, Jake Bequette among Pats' cuts". Boston Herald. Retrieved October 13, 2014. 
  8. ^ Reiss, Mike (October 12, 2014). "Brian Tyms makes most of opportunity with long TD catch". ESPN. Retrieved October 13, 2014. 
  9. ^ Kelly, Omar (October 16, 2012). "Dolphins' Brian Tyms grew up hard and fast". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
  10. ^ Volin, Ben (August 11, 2014). "Long shot Brian Tyms may catch on with Patriots". Boston Globe. Retrieved October 13, 2014. 

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