Georgia Tech football hits home stretch before annual intrasquad tilt at Bobby Dodd Stadium
2016 (True Freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Named second-team all-state, first-team all-county and first-team all-region after leading Gwinnett County and setting a single-season school record with 17 sacks as a senior ... 17 sacks in 2015 broke his own school record of 14 that he compiled as a junior ... Also holds single-game school record with five sacks ... Helped lead Mill Creek H.S. (coach Shannon Tarvis) to back-to-back region championships as a junior and senior ... Lettered three times in both football and track and field in both the shot put and discus.
Personal: Full name is Tyler Nicholas Vernon ... Born Oct. 5, 1997 ... Son of Paul and Anita Vernon ... Has a younger brother ... Cousin, Blake Wood, was an all-ACC pitcher at Georgia Tech and is currently a member of the Cincinnati Reds ... Tyler started playing football at age six ... Majoring in biology.
Tackles: 1 vs. Jacksonville State, Sept. 9, 2017