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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.[1] He played college football at Georgia.

DeAngelo Tyson
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Tyson with the Baltimore Ravens in 2012
Free agent
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1989-04-12) April 12, 1989 (age 30)
Savannah, Georgia
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school:Statesboro
(Statesboro, Georgia)
NFL Draft:2012 / Round: 7 / Pick: 236
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:42
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:2
Player stats at


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.[2]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
DeAngelo Tyson
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:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 83
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 3 (DT)   Rivals: 4 (DT), 3 (GA)  ESPN: 4 (DT)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


  • "Georgia Football Commitments". Retrieved February 9, 2013.
  • "2008 Georgia Football Commits". Retrieved February 9, 2013.
  • "ESPN". Retrieved February 9, 2013.
  • " Team Recruiting Rankings". Retrieved February 9, 2013.
  • "2008 Team Ranking". Retrieved February 9, 2013.

College careerEdit

He played college football at Georgia under head coach Mark Richt.

Professional careerEdit

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.[3] Sports Illustrated described him as "tough college defensive lineman", who, however, "lacks great athleticism and upside for the next level."[4]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 2 12 in
(1.89 m)
315 lb
(143 kg)
5.08 s 1.74 s 2.87 s 4.68 s 27 12 in
(0.70 m)
9 ft 0 in
(2.74 m)
30 reps
All values from Georgia Pro Day

Baltimore RavensEdit

He was drafted in the seventh round with the 236th overall selection by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2012 NFL Draft.[5] Tyson recorded his first career interception versus the Detroit Lions in Week 15 of the 2013 season.[6] On September 5, 2015, he was waived-injured by the Ravens.[7] On September 7, 2015, Tyson was released by the Ravens with an injury settlement.[8]

Seattle SeahawksEdit

He was signed by the Seattle Seahawks to a reserve/futures contract on January 19, 2016.[9] On August 29, 2016, he was waived by the Seahawks.[10]


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