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Tyson Liggett
Tyson Liggett

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Limon, Colo.

High School:
Limon

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 186

Position:
WR

Experience:
3L


11/02/2013

Postgame notes

CSU vs. Boise State

2010 (Senior): A former walk-on, was one of two permanent offensive captains, and played in all 12 games (10 starts)...Led the team with 41 receptions, totaling 380 yards (9.3 avg.)...Also had 13 yards on two carries, and returned five punts for 11 yards (2.2 avg.)...Started the season opener, vs. Colorado in Denver (Sept. 4), and caught three passes, including an 18-yard grab late in the first half that put CSU in field-goal range...At Nevada (Sept. 11), led the team with seven receptions, including a third-down grab to keep CSU's second-half-opening possession alive...In loss vs. No. 5 TCU (Oct. 2), replaced an injured Momo Thomas as the Rams' punt returner, getting the first such returns of his career; also made a key third-down reception early in the fourth quarter...At No. 25 Air Force (Oct. 9), had a team-leading five receptions; three converted third downs, while another converted a fourth down to keep alive the Rams' final touchdown march in the fourth quarter...In 38-14 win vs. New Mexico (Oct. 30), caught a 17-yard pass on the Rams' first TD drive, then posted a 16-yard grab late in the first half to set up a field goal...At SDSU (Nov. 6), on the game-opening FG drive, made three catches for 56 yards, including third-and-10 and third-and-13 conversions...In loss vs. BYU (Nov. 13), had five grabs for 62 yards, including a 24-yard WR screen late in the first quarter; on the next drive, took a reverse for 14 yards, a career long and his first carry since Oct. 31, 2009...Also in Cougars contest, caught a 22-yard pass on the Rams' lone TD drive, in the fourth quarter...In his final college game, at Wyoming (Nov. 20), caught three passes for 26 yards, including a big, 18-yard grab, but left in the third quarter after sustaining a painful lower leg injury.

2009 (Junior): Played in all 12 contests, with five starts, and caught 17 passes for 253 yards (14.9 avg.) and three TDs...Also had one carry for no gain...A high-school quarterback, had never played receiver before walking on at CSU...Made his first career start in resounding 23-17 win at Colorado (Sept. 6)... In conference-opening loss at No. 19 BYU (Sept. 26), took advantage of opportunity for playing time and caught 11 passes for 156 yards and his first career touchdown; his 11 grabs were the most by a CSU player in five years, since David Anderson's 12 at CU in 2005, and tied for the seventh most in Rams history...A walk-on, entered Cougars contest with only three career catches, one in each of three 2008 games; also threw a key block to help Leonard Mason on a 13-yard, fourth-down carry during a third-quarter touchdown drive...All told in BYU game, six of his catches came on scoring drives, including an athletic 13-yard TD in the corner of the end zone to pull the Rams within two scores in the fourth quarter; caught three 21-yard passes on the day...In bitter 31-29 loss at Idaho (Oct. 3), drew the start and put the Rams on the board by following his blockers on a WR screen, scoring on a 20-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter...Started in losses vs. Utah (Oct. 10) and at No. 8 TCU (Oct. 17)...Made quite possibly the catch of the year in first quarter of loss vs. San Diego State (Oct. 24), reaching out with one hand to snag a Grant Stucker pass, then weaving his way the last half of 40-yard play into the end zone, giving the Rams a 14-0 lead...In loss at UNLV (Nov. 7), drew a defensive holding deep in Rebels territory...Started in loss at New Mexico (Nov. 21).

2008 (Sophomore): Played in nine games as a reserve wide receiver...Caught three passes for 21 yards (7.0 avg.)...Made his college debut as a reserve in conference-opening win vs. UNLV (Oct. 4)...Registered his first career reception in loss at Utah (Oct. 18), good for 11 yards...Also caught a 7-yard pass the following week at San Diego State (Oct. 25)...In New Mexico Bowl triumph vs. Fresno State (Dec. 20), caught a 3-yard pass to extend a critical TD drive late in the first half.

2007 (Freshman): Did not play; spent season as a varsity reserve.

2006: Redshirted as a true freshman in his first season of college eligibility.

High Schoo­l: Four-time letterwinner in football, basketball, baseball and track at Limon (Colo.) High School...A three-time all-league and all-state selection in football...Helped Limon to three state 2A championships...Holds school record for combined offense...Three-time all-state selection in basketball and four-time pick in baseball...Team MVP in baseball twice...Holds his school's single-game basketball scoring record, 57 points.

Personal: Given name Tyson James Liggett...Born May 14, 1987, in Hugo, Colo. ...Son of Mike and Brenda Liggett...Has two brothers and two sisters...Dad played baseball for TCU, mom played volleyball and competed in track at Northern Colorado, and brother, Michael, played basketball at Oklahoma...Participated in the Lakeview Commons Assisted Living social hour, meeting with the elderly residents and their families in February before the '10 season...For a month during the summer of 2010, interacted with low-income Linton Elementary students at a local clubhouse, in conjunction with the Larimer County Food Bank, Fort Collins Recreation and Vineyard church...A liberal arts major...Hometown: Limon, Colo.

Division I career statistics

RECEIVING

RUSHING

COMB OFFENSE

Year

School

GP

GS

No

Yds

Avg

TD

Long

Avg/Gm

No

Yds

Avg

TD

Long

Pl

Yds

2008

Colorado State (so.)

9

0

3

21

7.0

0

11

2.3

0

0

0.0

0

0

3

21

2009

Colorado State (jr.)

12

5

17

253

14.9

3

40

21.1

1

0

0.0

0

0

18

253

2010

Colorado State (sr.)

12

10

41

380

9.3

0

26

31.7

2

13

6.5

0

14

43

393

Career totals (four years)

33

15

61

654

10.7

3

40

19.8

3

13

4.3

0

14

64

667

PUNT RETURNS

KICKOFF RETURNS

All-Purpose

Year

School

No

Yds

Avg

TD

Long

No

Yds

Avg

TD

Long

Yds

Avg/G

2010

Colorado State (sr.)

5

11

2.2

0

4

0

0

0.0

0

0

678

20.5

Career totals

5

11

2.2

0

4

0

0

-

0

0

678

20.5

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