Colorado State takes field for its second spring drills under Jim McElwain
Injuries have taken toll on Rams season
CSU vs. UNLV
Rams to face Spartans in first true road game of 2012
Dec. 3, 2011
Career Division I games played/started: 23/17 (12/10 in 2012; 11/7 in 2011).
2012 (Sophomore): Carried over experience gained in 2011 to 2012 where he played in 12 games and started 10.
2011 (Freshman): An agile big man who can perform freestyle tricks on skis, played in 11 games with seven starts...Saw first-team reps during fall camp as the Rams adjusted their line due to injuries...Made his college debut in season-opening win at New Mexico (Sept. 3)...Saw several snaps in CSU's heavy package in Denver loss vs. Colorado (Sept. 17)...Made his first career start in exhilarating win at Utah State (Sept. 24), at strongside tackle, filling a void left by Joe Caprioglio (knee), who was injured the week before; played much of the Aggies game, including the late-game stretch when the Rams scored touchdowns on their final three possessions to win, 35-34, in double overtime, when he supplied a key block on Chris Nwoke's game-winning run...In losing cause at UNLV (Oct. 29), helped the Rams to 250 rushing yards, including 156 from Chris Nwoke; kept alive a key TD drive early in second half by recovering a fumble in the Rams' backfield; aggravated an elbow injury on the play, but returned on the next possession...In windy, 18-15 loss vs. San Diego State (Nov. 12), helped RB Chris Nwoke to 232 rushing yards, most by an FBS player in Week 11, and most by a CSU player ever at Hughes Stadium; the Rams averaged 7.83 yards per carry, sixth-best in program annals; also delivered a key block on Nwoke's 63-yard TD run in the first quarter...Played but did not start in loss at No. 19 TCU (Nov. 19), as C Weston Richburg shifted over with a broken snapping hand to start at tackle...In loss vs. Air Force (Nov. 26), saw second-half action as an extra tackle in the Rams' heavy package...Started at tackle in season finale vs. Wyoming (Dec. 3), helping RB Raymond Carter to 158 rushing yards and two TDs.
2010: Redshirted as a true freshman in his first season of college eligibility.
High School: The Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League Offensive and Defensive Lineman of the Year and a first-team all-state selection as a senior, lettered three years at St. Francis Central Coast Catholic High School in Watsonville, Calif., south of San Jose...A three-year team captain, played offensive tackle, defensive end, defensive tackle, tight end and placekicker for the Sharks, who advanced to the CIF north Division II playoffs in both 2008 and 2009...As a senior, garnered all-state recognition among small-school players from ESPN.com/CalHiSports.com and picked up second-team all-Northern California accolades from Scout.com/GoldenStatePreps.com, both for his efforts as an offensive lineman...Also earned first-team all-conference honors on both the offensive and defensive lines, as well as all-county recognition (Santa Cruz Sentinel) as an offensive tackle...Helped turn around a program that had lost all 10 games in 2007, finish a combined 13-8-1 and qualify for the CIF postseason his junior and senior campaigns...A second-team all-conference kicker as a junior, led the Sharks to a 7-4 mark and added first-team all-conference honors on offense and second-team honors on defense...Received honorable-mention all-conference respect as a sophomore...Also played soccer (one letter), basketball (one letter), and baseball...Head football coach was Joseph Gregorio...Had a 3.56 GPA...Drew recruiting interest from Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Southern Utah, Cal Poly, Washington State, New Mexico State, Sacramento State and Weber State.
Personal: Given name Tyler William Sambrailo...Nicknamed Sambo...Last name is pronounced sam-BRY-loh...Born March 10, 1992, in Watsonville, Calif. ...Parents are Mark and Karen Sambrailo...Has an older brother and older sister...A versatile, athletic big man, can do back flips and freestyle skiing flips and tricks, and won the USSA titles in the Far West Division for his age group in the slalom, giant slalom and super G...Dad, Mark, graduated from the University of Colorado, where he was a pole vaulter...Mom graduated from the University of Denver...Brother, Erik, also is a CU graduate and competed as a skier in the Junior Olympics...Sister, Kiersten, played volleyball at Oregon State...Grandfather, Bill Sambrailo, played football at Santa Clara, helping the team to a berth in the Orange Bowl...Before 2011 spring practice, spent an afternoon at the Boys & Girls Club of Larimer County, helping kids with after-school programs...Before the 2011 season, spent a day with developmentally disabled kids at Respite Care of Fort Collins...Majoring in business administration...Hometown: Watsonville, Calif.