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Tyrus Gardner
Tyrus Gardner

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wytheville, Va.

High School:
George Wythe H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 239

Position:
LS/FB

Experience:
2L



AT VIRGINIA: 2005- Excellent long snapper ...handled the punt snapping for the second year, while also taking over the snapping for place kicks as well ... seven tackles in punt coverage were second on the team behind Kai Parham (8) ...was perfect on all 60 snaps for field goals and extra points, while being good on 50 of 54 punts ...made a career-high two tackles against both North Carolina and Miami. 2004--Very reliable long snapper on the punt team ...took over for four-year starter Ryan Childress, also a native of Southwest Virginia ... handled all 52 snaps with only one bad snap ... made two tackles in punt coverage ... lettered. 2003-- Did not play in any games but was in uniform for all six home games and the Continental Tire Bowl ... red-shirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: First-team All-State and Defensive Player of the Year at linebacker for state champion George Wythe HS ... also played fullback and long snapper for head coach Donnie Pruitt ... first-team All-Region ... first-team by All-Timesland and Associated Press ... selected to play in the East-West All-Star Game ...named team's Most Valuable Defensive Player, Most Outstanding Player and Senior Leader as a senior ... recorded 187 tackles and returned two interceptions for touchdowns as a senior ... at fullback, had 104 carries for 727 yards and 11 rushing touchdowns ... had three touchdowns against Rural Retreat--a 67-yard run, a 20-yard run, and a 28-yard interception return ... also played basketball and baseball for three seasons ... National Honor Society ... named to Who's Who in USA High School Sports.

PERSONAL: Tyrus William Gardner ... born 6-12-84 in Wytheville, Va. ... son of Kathy and Joseph Gardner ... has a younger brother, Jacob ... father is the offensive coordinator at George Wythe HS ...psychology major.

Gardner Defensively

Year G Plays S A Tot. TFL QBS FR FC PBU Int QBH BIK
2004 12 52 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 12 54 6 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 24 106 7 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0