UNLV: A nice-sized young player who can line up at tight end or H-back ... Listed No. 1 along with Taylor Barnhill at H heading into his second season ... One of three players on this year's squad from the Grand Canyon State ... Earned a spot on the Dean's Honor List in each of his first four semesters on campus ... One of 18 UNLV football players named to the 2012 Academic All-Mountain West team.
2012: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in 10 games at TE/H and on special teams ... Caught his first collegiate pass on a 16-yard strike from Nick Sherry at Utah State in Game Five.
2011: Redshirted season.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Greenway HS ... Played on both sides of the ball for coach K.J. Anthony ... A three-star prospect by Scouts Inc., which ranked him the No. 70 tight end prospect in the nation ... Also ranked 97th at his position by Scout ... Helped lead the Demons to three consecutive playoff berths, including a state semifinal appearance ... Hauled in 30 receptions for more than 300 yards and six touchdowns as a senior ... Also totaled more than 70 tackles, two forced fumbles and one sack on defense ... Was a three-time all-region selection and a two-time all-state honoree as a tight end ... Also lettered in basketball and track and field.
PERSONAL: Tyler Stephen Bergsten was born Jan. 27, 1993, in Phoenix, AZ ... The son of Stephen and Colleen Bergsten ... Has a younger sister, Rachel ... Majoring in business.
BERGSTEN'S RECEIVING STATS YEAR GP-GS REC YDS AVG TD LG 2012 10-0 1 16 16 0 16