Tyler Morris
Tyler  Morris


Henderson, Nev.

High School:
Foothill High

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 225




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Big, athletic body who has worked with both the safeties and linebackers since he arrived in 2013 ... Tore an ACL in the 2014 opener, but returned healthy for 2015 ... Hurt a knee this past spring, however, and missed most of the spring campaign.

Played in all 14 games on the season, making three tackles (two solo) with a quarterback hurry ... Recorded the first tackle of his career at Hawai`i on the kickoff unit ... Made a solo stop at San José State in a reserve role ... Recorded his first career pass breakup against Wyoming ... Had a solo tackle vs. Nevada ... Also played vs. San Diego, at California, vs. South Alabama, at Penn State, vs. Fresno State, against Utah State, at Colorado State, at UNLV, vs. Air Force in the Mountain West Championship and vs. Cincinnati in the Hawai`i Bowl.

Logged playing time in the opener off the bench vs. Northern Arizona, but tore an ACL in one of his knees and ultimately missed the entire season.

Redshirted his first year on The Mesa.

Also saw time as a wide receiver and punt returner at Foothill High School ... Was a two-time all-league pick ... Missed most of the 2012 season with an injury, but starred in the 2011 campaign with 69 tackles (55 solo), 3.0 TFL, three interceptions, nine pass deflections, two blocked field goals and a forced fumble on defense ... Also made 21 catches for 507 yards and eight touchdowns as a receiver ... A three-star recruit by Rivals.com, ESPN, and 247Sports.com ... Was the second-ranked safety in Nevada by Rivals and ESPN, and No. 4 by 247Sports ... Also No. 64 safety in the nation by ESPN, while earning a scout grade of No. 74, and No. 102 by 247Sports ... A two-star recruit and ranked 129th in the country by Scout.com ... Also played basketball and baseball, where he was a two-time all-conference selection as a centerfielder and pitcher ... Helped the basketball team to three straight league titles.

Tyler Lee Morris was born July 22, 1995, in Las Vegas, Nev. ... Son of Matthew and Freddie Morris ... Chose the Aztecs over UNLV and also drew interest from Boise State, Duke, Northern Arizona, Oregon, Oregon State, Southern Utah and Wake Forest in the recruiting process ... Is majoring in health communication.

Tackles: 1 vs. Nevada (11/28/16), at San José State (10/17/16), at Hawai`i (10/10/16)

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