March 7, 2008

Don't forget about Tyler

In November of 2006, Marc Tyler's football career was put on hold when he suffered a compound fracture of his left leg. The injury was serious enough to have some speculating whether or not he would ever play football again. But after a painstaking regime of physical therapy, Tyler appears to be on his way back to the player that made him one of the top prospects in the class of 2007.

"They're fun right now as I try to get back, refine the little stuff like cutting and running routes," Tyler said about going to the bi-weekly winter workouts. "My leg feels good, but I'm just getting the little stuff down.

"During last season I would feel it after every practice and have to ice it down, and now it doesn't get sore any more."

These voluntary workouts are intended to get the players sharp for the upcoming spring practice, a place that Tyler believes can get him on path to contribute to the offense in 2008.

"For the scrimmage my goal is to come out and show everybody that I can still do what could before I got hurt," he said. "But I want to have fun at the same time and compete and put myself in a position to play next year."

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