Quoting Coach Hagen: "Smart, versatile player who excels in pass coverage."
2008: Academic All-Big Ten ... appeared in five games as reserve and on special teams ... had five tackles (4 solo, 1 assist) - all vs. Northern Colorado on Sept. 6.
2007: Appeared in eight games ... had eight tackles (5 solo, 3 assists) ... recorded three tackles (all assists) vs. Ohio State on Oct. 13.
2006: Enrolled at Purdue as part-time student in August and began practicing with Boilermakers in December.
High School: Four-year starting quarterback and linebacker ... holds school career passing records for attempts, completions, completion percentage, yards, touchdowns and total offense ... named all-conference and all-state as senior ... completed 136 passes on 222 attempts (61.3 percent) for 2,244 yards and 18 touchdowns ... recorded 50 tackles, including three for loss and one sack, to go with five pass breakups and one interception during senior year ... earned all-conference honors on four occasions ... National Football Foundation scholarship recipient ... coach was Dave Shelbourne ... also participated in basketball and track and field ... state qualifier in high jump ... member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Given name is Tyler Jordan Haston ... born July 27, 1987 ... political science major ... enjoys eating out, weight lifting and watching movies ... father, Terry, is a firefighter who played football at the University of Indianapolis.