Notre Dame vs. Navy - October 28, 2006 (photos courtesy of Associated Press)
At Navy: Postseason honors candidate ... enters the fall as a starter at outside linebacker ... one of Navy's top defensive players a year ago ... has excellent speed ... one of Navy's better athletes on the defensive side of the football ... possesses a 36.3-inch vertical ... has earned two varsity letters.
2005: Had an outstanding season, ranking fifth on the team with 67 tackles ... also ranked 14th in the country in tackles for loss ... named Defensive MVP of the Poinsettia Bowl after recording a career-high 11 tackles, including three sacks ... recorded nine tackles, including a sack, against Duke ... had a big game against Rice, recording eight tackles (four for a loss), two sacks, forcing a fumble and breaking up a pass ... was second on the team with seven tackles, including a sack and 1.5 tackles for losses, against Tulane ... registered seven tackles, including one for a loss, against Army ... had a big game against Stanford, picking up five tackles (all solo) ... made five tackles, including two for a loss, against Air Force ... had another strong game against Kent State, making four tackles, including one for a loss ... picked up five tackles, including two for a loss and a sack, and also broke up a pass against Rutgers ... in limited time against Temple, made two tackles, both sacks, and forcing a fumble ... made first career start in the loss to Maryland, registering two tackles, including one for a loss.
2004: Appeared in all 12 games ... recorded 11 tackles, two tackles for a loss and a sack ... made a then-career-high three stops against Tulsa ... recorded one tackle, a sack for a loss of 14 yards against Air Force ... had a tackle for a loss against Rice ... made four tackles against Rutgers ... had two tackles against Army.
2003: Played in every game ... recorded seven tackles on the year ... recorded his first-career tackle against Eastern Michigan ... had one tackle against Vanderbilt ... recorded one stop against Rice ... had one tackle against Delaware ... made one tackle against Tulane ... recorded one stop against Notre Dame ... was in on one tackle against Central Michigan.
High School/Personal: Earned four varsity letters in football at Deer Creek High School ... team won state championship his sophomore year ... team captain and named all-state his senior campaign ... played in the Oklahoma Jim Thorpe All-Star Game and was the defensive MVP ... class president all four years of high school ... valedictorian of his graduating class ... parents, Bobby and Linda, are both retired Oklahoma City police officers ... Tyler Shane Tidwell ... Born-5/29/85.