UNLV closed its second spring session under head coach Tony Sanchez on Saturday.
UNLV: A tough-nosed, big-hitting returning starter at defensive back ... Listed No. 1 at one CB spot as a senior heading into the fall ... Now wears Number 4 after being in No. 19 his first two seasons ... Named preseason Fourth Team All-MW by Athlon ... A talented two-way speedster in high school who originally committed to California but instead became a late addition to the UNLV class ... A product of the same prep program that produced former Rebels DB Tajh Hasson and receiving great Earvin Johnson.
2015: Started 11 of 12 games at CB ... Ranked fifth on the team with 50 total tackles, including 42 solo stops and 1.5 TFL ... Led squad and finished tied for third in the conference with 10 pass breakups and also added a forced fumble ... Posted a career-high six tackles in back-to-back games vs. SJSU and at Fresno State.
2014: Played in all 13 games while appearing on defense and special teams ... Posted a career-high 30 total tackles, including two for loss, and picked up two pass breakups.
2013: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in all 13 games on defense and on special teams ... Totaled eight tackles ... Grabbed his first interception as a Rebel and returned it 15 yards vs. Western Illinois in Game Four.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played at Cathedral HS under coach Kevin Pearson ... A three-star recruit according to ESPN, Rivals.com and 247Sports.com ... Rated the No. 117 overall recruit in the state of California by 247Sports and No. 154 from the Golden State by ESPN ... Helped the Phantoms finish 10-3 as a senior while playing both DB and WR ... Caught 33 passes for 662 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2012 while adding two 80-yard-plus kickoff returns ... Posted 30 total tackles, including nine TFL, to go with 13 passes defended.
PERSONAL: Torry McTyer was born April 10, 1995, in Los Angeles ... The son of Tim McTyer and Raquel Jefferson ... His father was an All-WAC defensive back for BYU in 1995-96 and then played in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles (1997-98) and Cleveland Browns (1999) ... Has one older brother, Anthony Jefferson, and two younger sisters, Taylor Jefferson and Tatiana McTyer ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.