DeAngelo Tyson (born April 12, 1989) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He was selected in the seventh round, 236th overall, by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football at Georgia.
Tyson with the Baltimore Ravens in 2012
|Born:||April 12, 1989|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||315 lb (143 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||2012 / Round: 7 / Pick: 236|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
Early life and high schoolEdit
Tyson was born in Savannah, Georgia on April 12, 1989. During his childhood, Tyson lived in a home where his father wasn't around and his mother was somewhat abusive. When Tyson was 10 years old, his mother beat him badly enough that neighbors called for help. Tyson moved out of his mother's home and transferred to the Joseph Home for Boys, an affiliate of The Department of Family and Children Services. He lived in DFCS care until he completed middle school. Tyson attended Statesboro High School in Statesboro, Georgia, where he was teammates with Justin Houston. In his sophomore year, he was a member of 2005 AAAA state champion team. As a senior, he registered 54 tackles, 14 for loss, and nine sacks, and was a 2007 USA Today high school All-USA selection. He picked Georgia over Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina State, Auburn, and Florida.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||40‡||Commit date|
|Statesboro, Georgia||Statesboro (GA)||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)||276 lb (125 kg)||5.1||Jan 11, 2008|
|Recruiting star ratings: Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: N/A ESPN grade: 83|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 3 (DT) Rivals: 4 (DT), 3 (GA) ESPN: 4 (DT)|
2012 NFL DraftEdit
Projected as a 6th–7th round selection, Tyson was listed as the No. 22 defensive tackle available in the 2012 NFL Draft. Sports Illustrated described him as "tough college defensive lineman", who, however, "lacks great athleticism and upside for the next level."
|Ht||Wt||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 2 1⁄2 in
|5.08 s||1.74 s||2.87 s||4.68 s||27 1⁄2 in
|9 ft 0 in
|All values from Georgia Pro Day|
He was drafted in the seventh round with the 236th overall selection by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2012 NFL Draft. Tyson recorded his first career interception versus the Detroit Lions in Week 15 of the 2013 season. On September 5, 2015, he was waived-injured by the Ravens. On September 7, 2015, Tyson was released by the Ravens with an injury settlement.
- "Ravens Draft Georgia DL DeAngelo Tyson In 7th Round". Retrieved April 29, 2012.
- Statesboro's Tyson commits to Georgia
- Downing, Garrett (September 5, 2015). "Ravens Trim 2015 Roster To 53 Players". BaltimoreRavens.com. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
- Meoli, Jon (September 8, 2015). "John Harbaugh discusses most difficult roster decisions for the Ravens". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
- "Seahawks sign 13 more players to futures contracts for 2016". ESPN710.com. Retrieved March 9, 2016.
- "Seahawks Make Roster Moves". Seahawks.com. August 29, 2016.