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  Tyrone Ezell
Tyrone Ezell

Player Profile
Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Munhall, Pa.

High School:
Steel Valley

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 305

Position:
DL

2013: Played in all 13 games, starting 12 at nose tackle...collected 34 tackles, three TFLs, two sacks and two PBUs...had a season-high six tackles at Virginia Tech, matching his career best...in his final collegiate game, had three tackles and two sacks for losses totaling 14 yards in the Panthers' 30-27 win over Bowling Green in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl...helped clinch the bowl victory with a nine-yard sack that nearly dropped BGSU quarterback Matt Johnson for a safety with mere seconds to go...the sack forced Bowling Green into a 4th-and-40 situation, essentially ending the game...elected a senior team captain.

2012: Played in and started 12 games at nose tackle...did not play in the opener vs. Youngstown State...totaled 39 tackles, seven TFLs and 3.5 sacks on the year...posted career highs with six tackles and two TFLs vs. Connecticut...had four stops and a career-high 1.5 sacks vs. Louisville.

2011: Played in six games as a reserve nose tackle, lettering for the second consecutive season.

2010: Played in seven games as a reserve defensive tackle to letter...had four stops on the season...had a sack assist against Rutgers.

2009: Redshirted as a true freshman...a scout squad standout who was selected Pitt's 2009 Defensive Prep Player of the Year.

HIGH SCHOOL: Tom Lemming and SuperPrep All-America defensive lineman at Steel Valley High...Lemming called Ezell "the No. 1 DL prospect in the state of Pennsylvania" ...named to The Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AA All-State Team (first team)...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22"...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 25"...Harrisburg Patriot-News "Platinum 33"...first team All-Century Conference...three-year starter who led Steel Valley to two WPIAL Class AA playoff berths...starter at both defensive tackle and offensive guard his final two seasons...rated the No. 10 overall prospect in Pennsylvania by Rivals and No. 12 by SuperPrep...SuperPrep All-Northeast Team...PrepStar All-East Region...rated one of the country's top 40 defensive tackle prospects by Rivals...rated the nation's No. 21 defensive end prospect by Scout...played under Coach Ray Braszo...also a standout heavyweight wrestler at Steel Valley...was the 2008 WPIAL Class AA runner-up in the heavyweight division.

PERSONAL: Tyrone Albert Franklin Ezell, born 1/30/90, is the son of Virginia Franklin and Albert Ezell...has two brothers and two sisters...administration of justice major.

Defense
G GS UT AT TOT TFL SACKS FR INT PBU
2010 7 0 2 2 4 0.5-3 0.5 0 0 0
2011 6 0 0 0 0 0-0 0.0 0 0 0
2012 12 12 17 22 39 7.0-25 3.5 0 0 1
2013 13 12 18 16 34 3.0-15 2.0 0 0 2
Career 38 24 37 40 77 10.5-43 6.0 0 0 3