33 - Tyler Hart
Tyler Hart
Height: 5-10
Weight: 200
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Friday Harbor, Wash.
High School: Friday Harbor HS '07
Position: WR
Experience: 3L*

2011: Listed as a backup at wide receiver on preseason depth chart. In four spring scrimmages, he caught nine passes for 62 yards and a touchdown.

2010: Played in 13 games as a backup wide receiver, and his lone start came versus North Dakota State (12/11/10) in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship Subdivision Playoffs. He caught four passes for 43 yards in that game, including a 25-yard touchdown on the first play of overtime that proved to be the winning points in the 38-31 victory. He also had four catches for 18 yards in the semifinals against Villanova (12/17/10) and three for 12 in the championship game against Delaware (1/7/11). Coupled with his two catches for 25 yards in the first round against Southeast Missouri State (12/4/10), 13 of his 23 catches for the season came in the playoffs. He had three catches for 43 yards in EWU’s opener versus Nevada (9/2/10). He was also EWU’s special teams player of the week against Northern Arizona (10/9/10). He moved from running back to wide receiver in the spring after seeing some action at receiver in 2009. He caught nine passes for 101 yards in the three spring scrimmages he played.

2009: Played in 10 games, missing a pair of games and parts of several others with a nagging shoulder injury. He made the first start of his career at running back against Sacramento State (9/26/09), finishing with 46 yards rushing and 40 receiving. He also started versus Southern Utah (10/14/09) and finished with 30 yards on 10 carries. He had a pair of performances with at least 100 all-purpose yards, including 107 in EWU’s win versus Portland State (10/31/09) when he caught a pair of touchdown passes covering 38 and 26 yards in the 44-7 rout. He finished that game with 42 yards rushing and 65 receiving. He had 113 all-purpose yards versus Sacramento State (9/26/09) when he had a season-high 46 rushing yards with an 18-yard scoring run, 40 receiving yards on a season-high four receptions and 27 yards on a kickoff return.

2008: Played in Eastern’s first four games before suffering a season-ending broken scapula against Idaho State (9/27/08). He rushed 10 times for 84 yards, including 69 yards against Western Washington (9/20/08) that included touchdown runs of 3 and 30 yards. He also caught two passes during the season for five yards, returned three punts for 18 yards and four kickoffs for 89 yards with a long of 33.

2007: Redshirted. He was offensive scout team player of the week twice.

HS: Graduated from Friday Harbor HS in 2007. Earned honorable-mention 1A All-State honors as a running back from the Associated Press as selected by sports editors and writers. In addition, WashingtonPreps.com selected him to its 1A All-State second team as a running back as well as honorable mention at both defensive back and return specialist. Selected to play in the 2A/1A/2B/1B All-State Game. Hart was named first-team All-District 1 at both running back and defensive back. He was also named by the Seattle Times as a “White Chip” selection as one of the top 100 prospects in the state of Washington. As a three-year starter in his career, he helped lead Friday Harbor to a 32-4 record and nine playoff games. He scored in eight of those playoff games with a total of 21 touchdowns scored in five different ways (14 rushing, one receiving, three on kickoff returns, two on punt returns, one interception return). In seven regular season games as a senior, he rushed for 808 yards (10.1 per carry) and 13 touchdowns, and also caught six passes for 115 yards and completed 4-of-5 passes for another 105. He scored four touchdowns in a district playoff game against Orting, scoring on runs of 57 and 76 yards to finish with 158 yards total. Friday Harbor finished his senior season with a 9-2 record, losing 21-0 in the first round of the State 1A Playoffs. As a junior, Hart earned first-team 1A All-State honors as a running back from Associated Press as well as WashingtonPreps.com. He was also a first-team All-Northwest A/B League selection as a running back. He saw action as the team’s backup quarterback, and was also an outstanding kick returner, kicker and defensive back. He rushed for 1,063 yards and caught two passes for 88 yards. In his sophomore season, he earned second-team all-league honors as a receiver to help lead his team to a Northwest League title. In both 2004 and 2005, Friday Harbor finished 12-1 after losing to Royal in the semifinals of the State 1A Playoffs. As a junior in track and field, he placed third in the 100 (11.68, 11.65 in prelims) and third in the long jump (21-0) at the State 2A Championships at EWU’s Woodward Field. He also played basketball.

Personal: Born 11/30/88 in Pago Pago, America Samoa. Interdisciplinary liberal arts major..

Year GP   PC   Hi   Yds  Apr  Apg  TD   Lg
2008 4    2    1    5    2.5  0.5  0    5
2009 10   17   4    162  9.5  1.7  2    38t
2010 13   23   4    191  8.3  1.8  1    25t
Tot.  27   42   4    358  8.5  1.6  3    38t

Year GP   Car  Yds  Hi   Apc  Apg  TD   Lg
2008 4    10   84   69   8.4  21.0 2    30t
2009 10   56   194  46   3.5  19.4 2    19
2010 13   0    --   0    ---- ---- 0    ---
Tot.    27   66   278  69   4.2  19.9 4    30t

Kickoff Returns: 2008/4-89-22.2-0 (long of 33), 2009/1-27; Totals 5-116-23.2 (long of 33).

Punt Returns: 2008/3-18-6.0-0 (long of 14); 2-29-14.5-0 (long of 15); Totals 5-47-9.4-0 (long of 15).

 

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