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Tyler Blum

Hometown:
Walnut, IA

High School:
Walnut Community HS

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 285

Position:
DL

Birthdate:
10/21/1986

Hawk-Item - - Moved from tight end to offensive line prior to 2007 spring practice . . . one of seven Iowa recruits to participate in 2005 Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, TX.

2008 Honors - -Team Leader Award, defense . . . 2008 - - Not listed on depth chart following spring practice . . . did not see action in opening win over Maine . . . did not see action on 42-0 win over Florida International . . . did not see action in 17-5 win over Iowa State . . . did not see action in 21-20 loss at Pittsburgh . . . did not see action in 22-17 loss to Northwestern . . . did not see action in 16-13 loss at Michigan State . . . did not see action in 45-9 win at Indiana . . . did not see action in 38-16 win over Wisconsin . . . did not see action in 27-24 loss at Illinois . . . saw first action of the season in 24-23 win over third-ranked Penn State, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 289 yards total offense . . . saw action on special teams in 22-17 win over Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 55-0 win at Minnesota, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just seven rushing yards and 134 yards total offense in posting second shutout of the season . . . saw action in 31-10 Outback Bowl win over South Carolina, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 43 net rushing yards.

2007 - - Listed as second team left tackle following spring practice . . . saw action in opening win over Northern Illinois as offense rushed for 250 yards and gained 383 yards total offense . . . saw action in home win over Syracuse as offense gained 408 yards total offense . . . saw action on special teams in loss at Iowa State . . . saw action on special teams in loss at Wisconsin . . . saw action on special teams in loss to Indiana . . . saw action on special teams in loss at Penn State . . . saw action on special teams in win over 18th-ranked Illinois . . . saw action in loss at Purdue . . . saw action in double OT win over Michigan State . . . saw action on special teams in win at Northwestern . . . saw action on special teams in win over Minnesota . . . saw action on special teams in loss to Western Michigan.

2006 - - Not listed on depth chart following spring practice . . . did not see action in opening win over Montana . . . did not see action in win at Syracuse . . . saw action on special teams in win over Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in win at Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in loss to top-ranked Ohio State, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in win over Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in loss at Indiana, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in loss at Michigan, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in win over Northern Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in loss to Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action in loss to Wisconsin, collecting a short kickoff and returning six yards . . . saw action in loss to Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action vs. Texas in Alamo Bowl, but had no statistics.

2005 - - Redshirted.

High school honors - - Named to Prep Star Magazine all-American team . . . first team elite all-state on offense as a senior by the Des Moines Register . . . named western Iowa Male Athlete of the Year as a senior by Omaha World-Herald . . . all-state by the Iowa Newspaper Association, being recognized on first team offense as a senior and first team defense as a junior and sophomore . . . first team all-conference on offense and defense, and as punter and kicker, as a senior . . . first team all-conference on offense and defense as a junior . . . first team all-state and all-conference on defense as a sophomore and all-District honorable mention on offense . . . named Southwest Iowa Player of the Year as a senior and all-Western Iowa honorary captain and first team selection on defense . . . established school record by earning seven first team all-conference honors . . . team captain as a junior and senior . . . Career - - career totals on defense include 296 tackles, nine fumble recoveries and two interceptions . . . collected 86 career receptions on offense for 1,235 yards and 23 touchdowns . . . had 51 receptions for 850 yards as a senior, while recording 135 tackles on defense, along with three fumble recoveries, four caused fumbles and an interception . . .averaged 34 yards on nine punts . . . collected 33 receptions for 365 yards and nine touchdowns as a junior . . . had 50 tackles, three fumble recoveries and an interception as a junior . . . won state wrestling title at 215 pounds as a junior for Atlantic HS as part of shared wrestling program, posting a 41-2 record and winning 25 matches by fall . . . posted 41-7 wrestling record as a sophomore, placing fifth at state meet and winning 24 matches by fall . . . earned first team all-state honors in baseball as a junior, pitching Walnut to a win in the state quarter-finals . . . earned four letters in football as tight end and defensive lineman . . . also lettered in wrestling and baseball all three years preceding his senior year.

Personal - - Born 10/21/86 . . . Communication Studies major . . . named U.S. Army Academic all-American . . . member of National Honor Society . . . four-year member of prep Honor Roll . . . parents are Betty and James Blum . . . high school coach was Ron Hamilton.

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