LEGENDARY CANES QB STEVE WALSH TALKS ABOUT GETTING RECRUITED BY JIMMY JOHNSON, LEARNING FROM VINNY TESTAVERDE AND HELPING UM CAPTURE THE 1987 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ON THE BEHIND THE U PODCAST

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Tyler McMeans

position

Offensive Line

Height

6-4

Weight

329 lbs.

Class

Senior

Hometown

Shippenville, Pa.

High School

Clarion HS

CAREER: Junior-college transfer in 2004 who immediately moved into the startinglineup until being sidelined by an injury…25-year-old veteran of the U.S. MarineCorps who played one year of high school football…Graduated high school in1998…Spent four years in the Marines (1998-2002), serving much of his tenure witha unit that specialized in closed-quarters battle operations…Rose to the rank of corporal…Two-time JUCO All-American…Hails from the same junior college that producedformer UM great Bryant McKinnie…A natural at run-blocking, has improvedimmensely as a pass protector…Wears a size 18 shoe…Business management major.

 

2004 (JUNIOR): Won the starting right guard job in training camp and startedthe first six games of the season before suffering a knee injury…Missed gamesvs. North Carolina, Clemson and Virginia before returning to action…Playedsparingly as a backup vs. Wake Forest and Virginia Tech, then sat out thePeach Bowl…Allowed only 2.3 sacks all season…Had a season-best gamewith 3 pancakes vs. Louisiana Tech and a total of 10 for the season.

 

 

Enrolled at Miami for the spring semester…a 23-year old veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps who played one year of high school football…graduated high school in 1998…spent four years in the Marines, serving much of his tenure with a unit that specialized in closed-quarters battle operations…rose to the rank of corporal before being discharged from the Corps…a guard who hails from the same junior college that produced former Miami great Bryant McKinnie, the 2001 Outland Trophy winner…a natural at run blocking, he excelled at it from the start…developed into an excellent pass protector during his Lackawanna career…started 20 of 21 games over two seasons at Lackawanna…earned junior college All-America honors both seasons at Lackawanna…wears a size 18 shoe…coached by Mark Duda.