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Tyler Friday

DE

Player profile

  • Height 6-3
  • Weight 265
  • Hometown Ramsey, N.J.
  • Last School Don Bosco Prep
  • Year Junior

Ohio State Overview
• Is exploring majors in the management and industry area.
• Was a key member of a deep and talented group of defensive ends in 2019.
• Appeared in 11 of 14 games and started four times (vs. Cincinnati, Miami, Rutgers and Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game).
• Named a “champion” by the Ohio State coaches after playing 26 snaps in a 56-21 win at Rutgers.
• Season-high three tackles, two tackles-for-loss and one sack vs. Indiana.
• Registered a sack in the College Football Playoff Semifinal vs. Clemson at the Fiesta Bowl.
• Played in 10 games as a true freshman in 2018 and earned his first Varsity O letter.
• Had a high of 25 snaps on defense in the Tulane game.
• Was credited with three tackles on the season, including his first quarterback sack, for minus-1 yard, in the win over Tulane.

Honors & Awards
2019: OSU Scholar-Athlete

More on Tyler
• Was rated as a four-star prospect by every major recruiting service and one of five who signed NLI’s with Ohio State in the February signing period.
• A Top 100 prospect and rated as high as No. 68 by Rivals.
• The nation’s No. 4 strong side defensive end by Rivals and No. 6 defensive tackle according to 247Sports.com.
• Selected to the Prepstar Dream Team as the No. 55 prospect.
• Chosen as one of 50 Seniors to Watch by NorthJersey.com.
• A two-way lineman at Don Bosco Prep, one of the traditional powers in New Jersey.
• Tallied 25 tackles for loss and four sacks during his senior season while playing both inside and outside for the Ironmen.
• Is the son of Evey and Sam Friday.
• Has a brother, Sammy, who plays basketball at Siena College.