49 Tyler Jolley
49 Tyler Jolley
Height: 6-3
Weight: 285
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Nine Mile Falls, Wash.
High School: East Valley HS '06
Position: DL
Experience: 3L*

Career: With 16 career starts, he has the third-most starting experience on the team (Matt Johnson has 23 and J.C. Sherritt has 20).

2010: Listed as a starter at nose tackle on EWU’s preseason depth chart.

2009: Started 11 of EWU’s 12 games at nose tackle. He closed his junior season with a sack in the FCS Playoffs against Stephen F. Austin (11/28/09), as well as a career-high nine tackles. He also had six tackles versus both Northern Colorado (9/19/09) and Montana (10/17/09), adding a sack against the Grizzlies to earn team defensive player of the week honors. He also handled snapping duties for the Eagles and was Eastern’s special teams player of the week versus California (9/12/09).

2008: Started four times at nose tackle and played in a total of nine games, but he missed the last two games with a shoulder injury. He had a season-high six tackles with a sack in Eastern’s win over Montana State (10/18/08). He helped Eastern finish an impressive 11th in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivison in rushing defense (93.5), as well as fifth in sacks (3.09 per game) and ninth nationally in tackles for loss (7.9 per game).

2007: Started one game at left defensive tackle as he made the first start of his career against Northern Arizona (11/10/07) and finished with four tackles and a half-sack. He also had three tackles against Northern Colorado (11/3/07) and a sack versus Idaho State (9/22/07).

2006: Redshirted.

HS: Graduated from East Valley HS in 2006. Earned first team 3A All-State honors as a defensive lineman from Associated Press as selected by sportswriters and broadcasters. In addition, WashingtonPreps.com selected him to its 3A All-State first team as a defensive lineman. Selected to play in the 4A/3A East-West All-State Game. Named by the Seattle Times as a “Red Chip” selection as one of the top 29 recruits in the state of Washington. As both a senior and junior, he earned first team All-Greater Spokane League honors. He played both sides of the ball as a tackle, and also saw action as a tight end for East Valley. He made a verbal commitment to Eastern in spring 2005, and was published in the Spokesman-Review on June 10, 2005. East Valley lost its first two games of the season, then won nine straight games until a 34-0 State 3A playoff loss to Ferndale. His coach at East Valley was Adam Fisher, who graduated from Eastern after a back injury kept him from punting for the Eagles. Adam Fisher’s father Ed, as well as former EWU head coach Dick Zornes, were assistant coaches at East Valley and both are members of the Eastern Athletics Hall of Fame after playing together at Eastern in the mid-60’s. An outstanding wrestler, Jolley finished unbeaten and won the State 3A title at 275 pounds as a senior and was fifth at 215 pounds as a junior. He also competed in track, and finished second in the discus and fourth in the shot put his senior season as East Valley won the 3A team title. His Eagle teammate Jakob Pugsley (’09) also attended East Valley. Personal: Born 4/7/88 in Spokane. He is the last of nine children of Terry and Patty Jolley, whose children left lasting imprints on athletic programs at both Lakeside and East Valley high schools. Technology major.


Year   GP     TT     Hi     S      TL-Yds FF-FR  PBU    I-Yds
2007   12     11     4      1.5    4-6    0-0    1      0-0
2008   9      27     6      1      1-12   0-0    3      0-0
2009   12     44     9      3      6-16   1-0    2      0-0
Totals 33     82     9      5.5    11-34  1-0    6      0-0


Blocked Kicks: 2008/1, 2009/2, Total/3


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