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Tyler Ahles
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Tyler Ahles 115070
Position: Outside Linebacker
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 240
Year: Sophomore
City/State: San Bernardino, Calif.
High School: Cajon
Experience: 1 Letter

AT COLORADO: 2011 (Sr.)—He played in all 13 games (no starts), including a handful on both offense and defense and in all on special teams.  He opened the year at fullback, but with bodies needed on defense, he returned to his old position and played there in all nine Pac-12 games, eventually remaining there full-time by midseason.  He had 25 tackles (19 solo, two for losses, two third stops) in 193 plays from scrimmage.  He had six tackles on two occasions, against Oregon (five solo) and at Washington (four unassisted); he also had four (all solo) at Arizona State and three against both USC and Utah.  He earned six special team points, on the strength of two tackles (one solo, one inside-the-20), two knockdown blocks and a first downfield credit that altered the return path.  He moved from outside linebacker to fullback prior to spring practice, as the new coaching staff made the position a regular in its offensive formations.   

2010 (Jr.)—He played in all 12 games, including starts in the first two games of the year (Colorado State, at California), but rotated in frequently regardless as he was in for 365 plays (the starter for the final 10 games, B.J. Beatty, played 444).   He was in on 28 tackles for the year, 20 solo with one for a loss and a tackle for zero, to go with three passes broken up, two hurries and a third down stop.  He had four tackles in three games (Hawai’i, all solo, Georgia and Baylor) and at least one in all 12 games.  In spring conditioning tests, he tied for the second-best hang clean on the team (445 lbs.) and is the second fastest of all the linebackers with 4.62 speed in the 40-yard dash.

2009 (Soph.)—He saw action in all 12 games, including two starts (Iowa State, Oklahoma State) at outside linebacker.  He racked up 26 tackles (11 solo) in 307 snaps from scrimmage.  He had five tackles for losses, including one quarterback sack, with three hurries, two third down stops and a forced fumble.  He had a season and career high seven tackles (three solo) at Kansas State, two for losses, with his best overall game at Oklahoma State when he recorded six tackles, three solo with a sack, and a caused fumble.
He was a recipient of the Gold Group Commitment Award, selected by the CU coaches, which recognizes excellence with class in a variety of areas.  He moved to the outside from inside for spring practice.

2008 (Fr.-RS)—He saw action in the final eight games of the season, all on special teams, making three solo tackles on coverage unit duty.  He practiced most of the fall at mike inside linebacker, and had eight tackles (three solo, one for a loss) in spring scrimmage action.

2007 (Fr.)—Redshirted; practiced the entire fall at inside linebacker.

HIGH SCHOOL—Ranked as the No. 80 linebacker recruit in the nation by Rivals.com, he was named first-team All-San Andreas League at both running back (H-back) and linebacker as a senior.  He was also an All-San Bernardino County Utility Player as he racked up 80 tackles and six sacks from the linebacker position. A team captain, he played tight end and fullback on offense in an H-back type role, rushing 18 times for 277 yards and two touchdowns while catching 18 passes for 312 yards and three more scores.  As a junior, he was named first-team All-San Andreas League on defense as he tallied 98 tackles, including 10 sacks, six forced fumbles and five recoveries. He was ineligible to play football his sophomore year after transferring from Bishop Union High School. His best games came in his senior campaign: in a 14-6 playoff loss to Colony, he racked up 13 tackles on defense and finished with 68 rushing yards and a touchdown to go along with three catches for 28 yards; in a 55-27 win over San Bernardino, he had 14 tackles and a sack on defense, while rushing for 70 yards and a TD with 20 receiving yards and a TD reception; he also had 16 tackles on defense and 100 all-purpose yards on offense in a 21-13 loss to Colton. Under head coach Kim Battin, Cajon went 6-5 his senior year, losing to the eventual state champion Colony in the first round of the playoffs.  CHS went 6-5 and lost in the first round of the playoffs in his junior season. He also lettered four times in track and was named first-team All-San Andreas League in the discus (149-0 career best) and shot put (49-2) as a junior.  He lettered twice in wrestling, and was the undisputed San Andreas County heavyweight champion as a junior despite performing at some 50-60 pounds lighter in the heavyweight (275-lb.) division.

ACADEMICS—He graduated with a degree in Sociology in December 2011.  He owned a 3.4 grade point average in high school.

PERSONAL—Born December 6, 1988, in Reno, Nev.  His hobbies include skiing and playing video games, and he owns a 50cc scooter he customized by himself; the only original part left is the frame.   (Last name is pronounced alice.)

Defense Tackles  
Season G Plays UT AT Total TFL Sacks 3DS Hurr FR FF PBU INT
2009 12 307 11 15 26 5-12 1- 3 2 3 0 1 0 0
2010 12 365 20 8 28 1-1 0-0 1 2 0 0 3 0
2011 9 193 19 6 25 2-6 0-0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 33 865 50 29 79 8-19 1- 3 5 5 0 1 3 0
ADDITIONAL STATISTICS-Receiving: 1-6, 6.0 avg., 0 TD (2011). Kickoff Returns: 1-12, 12.0 avg., 0 TD (2010). Special Team Tackles: 3,0—3 (2008), 1,0—1 (2010), 1,1—2 (2011). Games played count is defense only.
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