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Tyler Scruggs
Tyler Scruggs

Hometown:
South Park, Pa.

High School:
South Park

Last College:
West Virginia

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 261

Position:
Defensive Lineman



Active defensive lineman enters his senior year with 11.5 tackles for loss ... will be looked upon to contribute at the defensive end spot ... originally attended West Virginia on a baseball scholarship ... was a standout in both sports in high school.

as a junior (2009)
Played in 10 of 11 games with four starts at defensive tackle ... was hobbled over the last five games with a foot/ankle injury ... had 26 tackles (17 solo) on the season, with 21 coming in the Dukes' first five games ... added 5.5 tackles for loss including a sack ... recorded his first career interception at Dayton ... posted six unassisted tackles at Nicholls State and added five more versus Robert Morris.

as a sophomore (2008)
Played in all 10 games with starts in the final five ... finished the year with 30 tackles (21 solo)... showed marked improvement in his first season of college football, finishing second on the team in sacks despite not joining the starting lineup until halfway through the 2008 season ... tied for second on the team with 5.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks ... tied for the team lead with three fumbles forced and led the team with four quarterback hurries ... forced a fumble and recovered another in the opener at Bucknell ... the recovery set up the first of four fourth quarter touchdowns in a wild 48-42 loss ... burst through the Dayton line to block a fourth quarter punt with less than five minutes left to set up a 43-yard game-winning scoring drive in a 24-16 win ... came off the bench to post a season high eight tackles (four solo) against Albany ... had six tackles (five solo), a sack and two tackles for loss in his first career start at Central Connecticut State in week six... posted 2.5 of Duquesne's season-high six sacks in addition to forcing a pair of fumbles - the second of which led to DU's final score - in a 14-0 win in the rain at Wagner ... finished the Wagner game with six total tackles (four solo).

personal
Originally attended West Virginia on a baseball scholarship as a catcher/first baseman ... hit .517 with 27 home runs and 127 RBI in four years at South Park High School in suburban Pittsburgh ... redshirted at WVU in 2007 and played in six games in the spring of 2008 before deciding to transfer ... was the 2005 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Baseball Player of the Year while at South Park ... was a three-year, two-way starter for the football team where he played with current Duquesne teammate Connor Dixon ... helped lead South Park to a 16-0 record and Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class AA state championship in 2005 ... South Park was just the second team in PIAA history to finish a perfect 16-0 ... rushed for over 4,000 yards as a running back ... is the grandson of former Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jim Rooker ... major: mathematics ... date of birth: 11/12/87.

Scruggs' Career Statistics
Defense
Year      G/GS   TT (solo)   Sacks     TFL    Int-Yds   PBU   FF/FR
2008      10/5   30 (21)    3.5-22   5.5-26     0-0	 0     3/1
2009	  10/4	 26 (17)     1.0-2   5.5-20	1-9	 0     0/0
Totals	  20/9	 56 (38)    4.5-24  11.0-46	1-9	 0     3/1

Receiving Year G/GS No. Yds. Ypc. TD Lng 2008 10/5 1 6 6.0 0 6

Kickoff Returns Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Lng 2008 4 36 9.0 0 18

Punt Returns Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Lng 2008 1 10 10.0 0 10

Top Tackle Games TT (solo) Opponent Year 8 (4) Albany 2008 6 (6) at Nicholls State 2009 6 (4) at Wagner 2008 6 (5) at CCSU 2008

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