Thompson a FWAA Freshman All-American
Football set for Armed Forces Bowl
Football releases 2017 team awards
Two Aztecs named freshmen All-Americans
Penny named MW Off. & Special Teams PotY
Big, physical lineman who possesses excellent technique, despite being just a redshirt freshman ... Is slated to start at left tackle as the blindside blocker to quarterback Christian Chapman heading into the fall.
REDSHIRT SEASON (2016)
Traveled the entire season as the backup to senior Kwayde Miller, but ultimately did not play and ended up redshirting.
Played three years at Fernley High School in Fernley, Nev., starring on both sides of the ball ... Led the Vaqueros to back-to-back 7-2 league seasons after going 5-4 in 2013 ... Was all-league and all-state at both offensive and defensive line ... Also was chosen as the lineman of the year ... Recorded 108 tackles over the past three seasons, including 95 over the past two years (according to MaxPreps) ... Added seven sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, eight pass deflections and two blocked field goals ... Is a two-star recruit as an offensive tackle at both Rivals and Scout ... Also played two years of basketball, and was a member of the swimming and wrestling team one year apiece.
Tyler Joseph Roemer was born March 6, 1998, in Reno, Nev. ... Son of William and Tara Roemer ... Also was recruited by Louisville ... Is majoring in business administration.