Tyler Pringle
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Manhattan Beach, Calif.

High School:
Mira Costa HS '04

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 222

Position:
LB

Major:
Communication

2007: Started all 11 games at SLB for second straight year... Earned team's AGGIE PRIDE AWARD, becoming first non-senior to capture that honor... Ranked 2nd on team with 69 total tackles (26 solos, 43 assists)... Credited for 4.5 tackles for losses of 24 yards, including 2.5 sacks for 21 yards... Posted 12-tackle games on two occasions: vs. North Dakota State (5-7-12) and South Dakota State (4-8-12)... First career sack was 16-yarder vs. Western Washington's Adam Perry in season opener... Notched 8 stops (3 solos, 5 assists) with 2-yard sack of Adam Tafralis at San Jose State.

2006: Started all 11 games at Sam linebacker... Finished 6th on team with 40 total tackles (18 solos, 22 tackles)... Had 1.5 stops for losses of 3 yards... Also had a 32-yard interception, picking off Wes Marshall's pass in Southern Utah game... Added 2 pass break-ups during the year (Cal Poly, Central Arkansas)... Posted season-best 10 tackles (4-6-10) vs. Youngstown State, earning team's Defensive Player of the Week award... Named as Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Cal Poly, although all 6 tackles were on defense.

2005: Played 7 games as a reserve... Finished year with 5 tackles (2 solos, 3 assists)... First collegiate tackle was a solo stop of Marcus McCutcheon on second-half kickoff at Stanford.

2004: Redshirted... Named Scout Defense Player of the Week after Southern Utah game.

MIRA COSTA HS '04: Named Southern Section Div. III Offensive Player of the Year, third-team Cal-Hi Sports All-State and L.A. Times All-Region Southbay/Westside Player of the Year as a senior... Rushed for 1,881 yards on 260 carries and 20 TDs that year... Also had 146 tackles as a linebacker... Garnered first-team All-Bay League and second-team All-CIF-SS merit as a junior... Team won four straight league titles in his career.

PERSONAL: Born in Los Angeles, Calif.... Majoring in communication... Parents are Ronald Pringle and Valerie Morton, whom he lists as non-sports heroes... Sports hero is Jerry Rice.