Tank Tyler

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Tank Tyler
No. -- Free agent
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-02-14) February 14, 1985 (age 30)
Place of birth: Fayetteville, North Carolina
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 325 lb (147 kg)
Career information
College: North Carolina State
NFL draft: 2007 / Round: 3 / Pick: 82
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-ACC (2006)
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 74
Sacks: 0.0
Forced fumbles: 0
Stats at NFL.com
Career Arena football statistics as of 2013
Tackles: 15
Sacks: 5.0
Forced Fumbles: 1
Fumble Recoveries: 1
Stats at ArenaFan.com

DeMarcus Lamon "Tank" Tyler (born February 14, 1985) is an American football defensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at North Carolina State.

Tyler has also been a member of the Carolina Panthers and Chicago Bears.

Early years[edit]

Tyler played high school football at E.E. Smith High in Fayetteville, North Carolina. During his career he achieved all-conference honors, first-team All-Two Rivers Class 4-A Conference, All-Cape Fear Region accolades, and was Cape Fear Region Player of the Year in 2002. He was also invited to play in the 2002 Shrine Bowl.

College career[edit]

Tyler played college football at North Carolina State. During his senior season he was received first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference after recording 87 tackles, three sacks, and a forced fumble. He finished his college career with 173 tackles, five sacks, and two fumble recoveries.

Professional career[edit]

2007 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 2 in 306 lb 5.18 s 1.75 s 2.96 s 4.76 s 7.47 s 28 in 5 ft 1 in 42 reps
All values from NFL Combine

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Tyler was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played in 15 games during his rookie season, starting one. During his second season he started all 16 games at defensive tackle for the Chiefs, recording 41 tackles. In three years with the Chiefs he started 19 of 37 games, recording 74 tackles.

Carolina Panthers[edit]

Tyler was traded to the Carolina Panthers on October 19, 2009 for a fifth round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.[1] He was waived on September 4, 2010 during final cuts.


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