2006 Scouting Report: Returning letterman who will provide depth at Sam linebacker...lettered on special teams as a redshirt freshman last season and should see plenty of action on those units again this year... enters his second full season working at linebacker... worked at fullback as a true frosh in 2004.
2005: Reserve Sam linebacker who lettered by contributing exclusively on special teams...played in eight games and had one tackle (vs. Ohio).
2004: Redshirted as a true freshman.
High School: Four-year starter at Lynchburg Christian Academy, playing varied roles for emerging Virginia Division 2 power...three-time All-Virginia Division 2 honoree...starter at quarterback his first two varsity seasons before moving to fullback his final two years...defensively Tipton started three years at linebacker and one at free safety...also was team's punter and placekicker...three-time All-Virginia Independent Conference honoree...two-time Lynchburg News & Advance All-Area...overall team MVP as a sophomore and junior and defensive MVP as a senior...three-year team captain...as a senior Tipton compiled 118 tackles, 19 tackles for losses, three interceptions, 13 passes defended and five forced fumbles...had two defensive TDs (one fumble return and one interception return)...compiled career rushing totals of 1,868 yards and 20 touchdowns...had 39 receptions for 648 yards and seven TDs for his career... as a senior Tipton averaged 12.8 yards per carry, rushing for 451 yards and five TDs on 35 carries... also had 11 receptions for 161 yards (14.6 avg.) and two touchdowns...had a 38-yard career punting average and a career-long field goal of 42 yards...as a kickoff specialist, had 35 touchbacks his final two years...led team to a two-year record of 18-4-1 and two state playoff berths...team went 10-1-1 in 2003, finishing as the Virginia Division 2 runner-up...played under Coach Wayne Lance...earned four football letters...also a two-year basketball letterman and earned LCA's "Mr. Defense" honor.
Personal: Tyler McReynolds Tipton, born 2/14/85, is the son of Harold and Mary Tipton...has one brother...history major.
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