Tyler Larsen

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Tyler Larsen
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Tyler Larsen with his wife Samantha
No. 69 – Carolina Panthers
Position: Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-07-08) July 8, 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth: Salt Lake City, Utah
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 313 lb (142 kg)
Career information
High school: Sandy (UT) Jordan
College: Utah State
Undrafted: 2014
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2016
Games played: 9
Games started: 5
Player stats at NFL.com

Tyler Larsen (born July 8, 1991) is an American football center for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Utah State. He signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2014.

High school[edit]

Larsen attended Jordan High School in Sandy, Utah, where he played both offensive and defensive line. He earned first-team all-state and second-team all-region honors after recording 27 tackles, including six sacks as well as six fumble recoveries with four going for touchdowns as a senior. He helped lead the Beetdiggers to the state playoffs all four seasons, finishing career with 96 tackles, 16 sacks, 12 fumble recoveries, including four touchdowns.

He was rated a two-star recruit by Rivals.com.[2]

College career[edit]

Larsen attended Utah State University and played for the Aggies from 2009 to 2013. As a freshman, he played in the first two games of the season before sustaining a season-ending knee injury and was awarded a medical redshirt season. Returning in 2010, Larsen would go on to start 52 consecutive games at center for the Aggies, earning himself first-team All-WAC honors twice (2011, 2012) and first-team All-MWC in his final season. Larsen also made the watch lists for each the Rimington Trophy[3] and the Outland Trophy[4] his final 2 years (2012, 2013), and was nominated as a finalist for the Rimington Trophy in 2013.

Professional career[edit]

A three-time all-conference selection, Larsen was regarded as one of the best interior lineman prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft.[5] Initially he was projected a fifth-to-sixth-round selection.[6]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40‑yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20‑ss 3‑cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 4 in
(1.93 m)
313 lb
(142 kg)
31 12 in
(0.80 m)
9 14 in
(0.23 m)
4.70 s 8.22 s 23 12 in
(0.60 m)
8 ft 6 in
(2.59 m)
36 reps
All values from NFL Combine[7]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

Larsen signed with the Miami Dolphins after going undrafted in 2014. He was released on August 26, 2014.[8]

Washington Redskins[edit]

On February 10, 2015, Larsen signed with the Washington Redskins.[9] He was waived for final roster cuts before the start of the regular season on September 5.[10]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

The Carolina Panthers signed Larsen to a futures contract on January 12, 2016.[11] He was released on October 8, 2016 and re-signed to the practice squad on October 11.[12][13] He was promoted back to the active roster on November 4, 2016.[14] On November 4, 2016, Larsen had his first career start at center against the Seattle Seahawks after Ryan Kalil and Gino Gradkowski both suffered injuries. He finished the 2016 season as the Panthers' starting center.

Personal[edit]

He is married to Samantha Larsen. His brother, Cody Larsen, also played in the National Football League.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Utah State Player Bio". Utah State University. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Tyler Larsen - Yahoo Sports
  3. ^ Michelle Pelini. "2013 Rimington Trophy Finalists". Rimington Trophy. Rimington Trophy. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "2013 Outland Trophy watch list unveiled". SportsWriters.net. Football Writers Association of America. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Utah State's Tyler Larsen, Nevin Lawson doing well during Senior Bowl week". Salt Lake City Tribune. January 24, 2014. 
  6. ^ "NFL Draft - 2014 NFL Draft Prospects - CBSSports.com - NFLDraftScout.com". cbssports.com. Retrieved 2014-02-18. 
  7. ^ "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles - Tyler Larsen". nfl.com. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  8. ^ Beasley, Adam (August 26, 2014). "Brady Quinn among 8 players released by Miami Dolphins". MiamiHerald.com. Retrieved 2015-02-10. 
  9. ^ Walker, Andrew (February 10, 2015). "Redskins Sign Offensive Linemen Larsen, Nsekhe". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2015-02-10. 
  10. ^ "9/5: Redskins Make Roster Moves". Redskins.com. September 5, 2015. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Panthers sign seventh to future contract". Panthers.com. January 12, 2016. Retrieved January 25, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Panthers Activate OL Chris Scott, Waive G Tyler Larsen". 
  13. ^ "Panthers make practice squad move". Panthers.com. October 12, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Panthers Promote G Tyler Larsen, Waive TE Scott Simonson". November 4, 2016. 
  15. ^ Poupart, Alain (May 19, 2014). "Tyler Larsen Looking To Be Center Of Attention". MiamiDolphins.com. Retrieved 2015-02-10. 

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