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23 Days Until CCSU - No. 23, Tyler Ward

(Photo Credit: Matt Smith/Lehigh Valley Live)

We are getting so close now we can all taste it.

Thankfully for all of us, our next honoree, senior FS Tyler Ward, has a great impact picture from Lehigh's last game of 2012 - versus Lafayette, of course - to carry us through to the Big Day 23 days away.


Listed Height: 6'0"
Listed Weight: 180
Major: Political Science
Hometown: Charlottesville, VA
High School: West Ablemarle HS, VA

Fun Fact: A fan of University of Virginia football growing up, Tyler was interested in playing for in-state schools James Madison, Richmond and William & Mary, but nobody wanted to take a chance on him.  "They saw me as either too small or too slow, and sadly, none of them wanted me to play for them," Ward told Keith Groller of the Morning Call before travelling home to play Liberty last year. "But I ended up at a good place. I'm thankful Lehigh gave me an opportunity. It's still good to go down there and play one of those schools and show them that they should have given me a look."

2012 Stats: Played in all 11 games.  44 tackles, 2 pass break-ups.

2013: Team captain, and starter in the defensive secondary at free safety.

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