Tyler Baron

DE, OLB · Tennessee

HISTORY — from college profile

Comes from a family with a college football history and was a four-star local prospect before enrolling at Tennessee.

2022 (jr): Had one of his best performances of the year in win over Missouri (11/12), setting a career high with four TFLs and a sack ... Made two tackles, including half a sack for a five-yard loss in win vs. #19 Kentucky (10/29) ... Recorded a pair of tackles and a QB hurry in win over Akron (9/17) ... Was disruptive throughout in road win at #17 Pitt (9/10), posting four tackles, two TFLs, a sack, a forced fumble and a QB hurry. His strip sack at the end of the first half led directly to a UT field goal ... Started at defensive end in season-opening win over Ball State (9/1), playing 28 total snaps.

2021 (soph): Proved to be one of the Vols’ top pass rushers … Played in all 13 games with five starts … Starts came in the first four games of the year and in the Music City Bowl … Collected 30 tackles, including seven for loss and four sacks to go along with two pass breakups and two QB hurries … Tied a season high with four tackles in the bowl game, including 0.5 for loss, vs. Purdue (12/30) … Made one tackle and had one QB hurry in win vs. Vanderbilt (11/27) ... Notched two tackles and had half a sack in win vs. South Alabama (11/20) ... Had four tackles and a big sack in the fourth quarter of win at No. 18 Kentucky (11/6) ... Made three tackles at No. 4 Alabama (10/23) ... Logged one sack in win vs. South Carolina (10/9) ... Tallied three tackles and a PBU at No. 11 Florida (9/25) ... Recorded three tackles and half a sack in shutout win over Tennessee Tech (9/18) ... Had four tackles and a career high 2.5 TFLs against Pitt (9/11) ... Made his first-career start in season-opening win vs. Bowling Green (9/2), finishing with two tackles, one sack, one QBH and one PBU.

2020 (fr): One of the top defensive reserves on the squad in his debut season who played in all 10 games … Did not start any contests … Played on 250 snaps according to PFF … Totaled 21 tackles, three tackles for loss and one sack ... Had three tackles and recorded his first-career sack vs. No. 6 Florida (12/5) ... Made three tackles vs. No. 2 Alabama (10/24) ... Made a career-high five tackles at No. 3 Georgia (10/10) ... Made his Tennessee debut in season-opening win at South Carolina (9/26), posting two tackles which both went for a loss.

High school: Rated as a four-star prospect and the nation’s fourth-ranked strongside defensive end in 247 composite rankings … Member of ESPN300 … Played his senior season at Knoxville Catholic High School, just a few minutes away from UT’s campus, after transferring from The Ensworth School in Nashville … Led Knoxville Catholic to the DII-AAA quarterfinals in the 2019 state playoffs … 2019 Tennessee DII-AAA All-State selection … Selected to play in the 2020 Polynesian Bowl … 2018 Nashville Area Division II East/Middle All-Region Team … Defensive line MVP of The Opening Regional at Blackman High School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee … Totaled 105 tackles, 22 tackles for loss and nine sacks in 2019 … Made 46.5 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks as a junior in 2018.

PERSONAL

Full name is Tyler Patrick Baron … Born on Oct. 22, 2001 … Son of Jessica Baron and Patrick Abernathy ... Has two brothers, Jordan and Woody ... Woody played college football at Virginia Tech and currently plays in the Canadian Football League for the Montreal Alouettes … Older brother, Jordan, recently finished serving in the National Guard in 2019 ... Majoring in communication studies … Recipient of the Brenda Lawson Athletic Scholarship and the Sarah Booth Reid Men's Athletic Endowed Scholarship ... Twitter handle is @tylerbaron23 and Instagram handle is @_tylerbaron.

2022

defensive
TFL QB HUR TOT TD PD SACKS SOLO
6.5 5.0 19.0 0.0 0.0 2.5 10.0

2021

defensive
TFL QB HUR TOT TD PD SACKS SOLO
7.0 2.0 30.0 0.0 2.0 4.0 8.0

2020

defensive
TFL QB HUR TOT TD PD SACKS SOLO
3.0 0.0 21.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 13.0

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Proj Rd: 5-6
Height: 6042
Weight: 260
Forty: 4.76
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Player Rank
167
Tyler Baron
Tennessee, DE, Sr, 5