Tyler Marcordes
Tyler  Marcordes
RS Senior

Normal, Ill.

High School:
Normal Community West

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 237




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Football Buries NC State (Photos by Steven Jensen)

Football Buries NC State (Photos by Steven Jensen)

2015 (Redshirt Senior): Started all 12 games at linebacker ... Finished third on team with 51 tackles and tied for team lead with 6.5 tackles for loss ... Also added two sacks and two forced fumbles ... Started at linebacker vs. Alcorn State (Sept. 3), recording one solo tackle ... Had three tackles, one sack and one TFL in start vs. Tulane (Sept. 12) ... Tied career high with seven tackles, and added one TFL and forced fumble at Notre Dame (Sept. 19) ... Recorded five tackles in start at Duke (Sept. 26) ... Tallied three tackles and 1.0 TFL vs. North Carolina (Oct. 3) ... Had five tackles (four solo), 1.0 sack and 1.5 tackles for loss at Clemson (Oct. 10) ... Tied career high with seven tackles vs. Pitt (Oct. 17) ... Recorded career-high-tying seven tackles at Virginia (Oct. 31) ... Tallied three solo stops and forced fumble vs. Virginia Tech (Nov. 12).

2014 (Redshirt Junior):
Played in all 14 games, making seven starts... Recorded 31 tackles – 20 solo – on defense with 5.5 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble ... Registered three solo tackles in Tech’s Orange Bowl win over Mississippi State (Dec. 31) ... Tallied one tackle for loss vs. Florida State in ACC Championship Game (Dec. 6) ... Recorded career-high seven tackles, including one for loss of one yard, and recovered fumble at Georgia (Nov. 29) ... Registered one sack for loss of 12 yards vs. Clemson (Nov. 15) ... Had four tackles, including career-high 2.5 for loss of 13 yards and one sack that forced fumble which Quayshawn Nealy returned for TD at NC State (Nov. 8) ... Registered one solo tackle vs. Virginia (Nov. 1) ... Recorded one solo tackle at Pitt (Oct. 25) ... Had three tackles, including two solo, at North Carolina (Oct. 18) ... Registered two tackles at Virginia Tech (Sept. 20) ... Tied career high with three solo tackles and started in second-straight game vs. Georgia Southern (Sept. 13) ... Registered three tackles and recorded first start of season at Tulane (Sept. 6) ... Recorded two tackles, including one solo, against Wofford (Aug. 30) ... Graduated from Georgia Tech in December 2014 with bachelor’s degree in business administration.

2013 (Redshirt Sophomore): Played in all 13 games and made one start (vs. Alabama A&M) ... Recorded 16 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks ... Had two interceptions and forced one fumble ... Registered two solo tackles and returned interception 95 yards for touchdown in season opener vs. Elon (Aug. 31) ... Started vs. Alabama A&M (Nov. 23) and responded with monster game ... Had three tackles, 1.5 sacks, one interception and forced fumble ... Recorded three tackles including tackle for loss vs. Ole Miss in Music City Bowl (Dec. 30).

2012 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in all 14 games and made one start – vs. Middle Tennessee State (Sept. 29) ... Recorded four tackles, including one solo tackle ... Broke up one pass ... Registered two solo tackles against Middle Tennessee State ... Had tackle and pass break-up in win at Maryland (Nov. 3).

2011 (True Freshman): Redshirted, did not play.

High School: Normal Community West HS ... Earned three varsity letters under coach Darren Hess ... Played quarterback, safety and linebacker, and served one year as team captain ... Named team MVP ... Selected all-conference at both quarterback and safety ... Named conference player of the year ... Named all-state by Rivals and Champaign News-Gazette ... Averaged 9.5 yards per carry and rushed for 20 touchdowns as senior ... Passed for more than 700 yards and six touchdowns.

Personal: Full name is Tyler Joseph Marcordes ... Born Oct. 9, 1992 in Peoria, Ill. ... Parents are Bill and Dawn ... Bill played football at Illinois Wesleyan in late 1980s ... Grandfather, Bill Sr., played football at Bradley University in 1960s and was drafted by Philadelphia Eagles in 1965 ... Has five siblings - Hayley, Tess, Bryce, Linda, Remi and Anya.

Tackles: 7, four times - last at Virginia, Oct. 31, 2015
Tackles For Loss: 2.5 at NC State, Nov. 8, 2014
Sacks: 1.5 vs. Alabama A&M, Nov. 23, 2013
Interceptions: 1, twice – last time vs. Alabama A&M, Nov. 23, 2013
Forced Fumbles: 1, four times - last vs. Virginia Tech, Nov. 12, 2015
Fumbles Recovered: 1 at Georgia, Nov. 29, 2014
Longest INT Return: 95 (TD) vs. Elon, Aug. 31, 2013