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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.