Tyler Lorenzen signing autographs at the 2010 UConn spring game at Rentschler Field.
|Date of birth:||December 24, 1985|
|Place of birth:||Fremont, Iowa|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||235 lb (107 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Tyler John Lorenzen (Born December 24, 1985) is an American football tight end. He was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He also played for the New Orleans Saints. He played college football for the University of Connecticut.
Lorenzen attended Eddyville-Blakesburg High School, where he led the football team to two state playoff appearances.
Junior college career
Previous to playing at the University of Connecticut, Lorenzen played a season at Palomar College in San Marcos, California. Following his season at Palomar, he was rated the No. 2 junior college quarterback prospect in the nation for the class of 2007 by JCGridiron.com.
Although he played quarterback in college, Lorenzen has converted to tight end as a pro. After first signing with Jacksonville in April 2009, he moved to the Saints practice squad in September and was with the team for its Super Bowl winning 2009 season. Cut by the Saints in September 2010, he spent several months working in his family's soybean genetics business before the Saints re-signed him in December.
- Robert Stewart, "New Orleans Saints Q&A: tight end Tyler Lorenzen", Times-Picayune, July 12, 2010.
- Brett Martel, "Locked-out fringe players find ways to get by", Associated Press at Forbes.com, June 16, 2011.