The Rebels will return experience and add depth to the secondary this year.
UNLV: A tough-nosed, big-hitting defensive back who looks to emerge as a starter this fall … Listed No. 1 at one CB spot after spring practice … Has a new jersey number this season, No. 4, after wearing No. 19 his first two seasons … A talented two-way speedster in high school who originally committed to California but instead became a late addition to the UNLV class … 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 … A product of the same prep program that produced former Rebels DB Tajh Hasson and receiving great Earvin Johnson.
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 … 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 on 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.