• 2016 Team Captain
• 2015-16 American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team
• 2016 William V. Campbell Trophy Semifinalist
• 2014 American Athletic Conference All-Academic Football Team
• 2013 American Athletic Conference All-Academic Football Team
Career: Played in 53 career games with 29 career starts ... started his career at linebacker before moving to fullback and then tight end ... finished his career with 39 receptions for 406 yards and five touchdowns ... also had 16 special teams tackles throughout his career.
2016: Started 12-of-13 games for Houston at tight end ... finished third on the team with four receiving touchdowns ... led all tight ends in The American with his four touchdown receptions ... was second among tight ends in the league with his 23 receptions ... had a career-high seven receptions for 86 yards and a touchdown at Memphis (Nov. 25) ... had one catch for two yards in a home win vs. Tulane (Nov. 12) ... tallied 42 receptions on five catches in a home win vs. UCF (Oct. 29) ... had one catch for two yards and a score in a road loss at SMU (Oct. 22) ... tallied one catch for three yards, which resulted in a touchdown in a home win vs. UConn (Sept. 29) ... had two catches for 29 yards in a road win at Texas State (Sept. 24) ... tallied one catch for 32 yards in a road win at Cincinnati (Sept. 15) ... had one catch for five yards in a win over Lamar (Sept. 10) ... scored his second career touchdown, while tallying two receptions for 11 yards in a win over No. 3 Oklahoma (Sept. 3).
2015: Started 13 games while appearing in 14 at tight end ... caught two passes for 25 yards in the win over Temple in the American Athletic Conference Championship game ... tallied his first career touchdown pass, a one-yard reception, in win over Cincinnati ... had two catches for 42 yards on a career-long 38-yarder in win over SMU ... had three catches for 24 yards in win at Tulsa ... tallied two catches for a total of 19 yards in win over Texas State ... caught one pass for seven yards in his first start at tight end in the season opening game against Tennessee Tech.
2014: Made three starts at fullback vs. Grambling, USF and Tulsa, while appearing in all 13 games for the Cougars in 2014 ... helped lead the Cougar offense in their comeback against Pittsburgh in Houston’s Armed Forces Bowl victory ... had one rushing attempt for one yard at USF ... notched two receptions for a total of 16 yards, including a career-long nine yards on one catch vs. UNLV ... recovered an onside kick vs. Tulane ... made eight tackles on the special teams unit.
2013: Switched from linebacker to fullback in the fall of 2013 ... played in 12 games with one start at fullback against Cincinnati ... also a member of the program’s punt team, punt return team and kickoff team ... had three tackles on the season, all on kickoff cover.
High School: Two-star recruit by Rivals, Scout and 247Sports ... No. 87 linebacker nationally by 247Sports ... played quarterback his final two years of high school ... named the 2012 District 19-5A Co-Offensive Most Valuable Player and earned the District First-Team quarterback honor ... threw for 1,456 yards and nine touchdowns while rushing for 966 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior ... as a junior racked up 1,110 yards rushing and 13 touchdowns along with 900 passing yards and seven TDs to earn All-District honors ... had 95 tackles, five sacks, five forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries as a sophomore linebacker ... was an Academic All-District honoree.
Personal: Son of Tim and Monica McCloskey ... career goal is to attend law school ... volunteers at the Fair Haven Food Bank in west Houston.
Tyler McCloskey's Career Bests
Receptions: 7, at Memphis (2016)
Receiving Yards: 86, at Memphis (2016)
Long Reception: 38, SMU (2015)
Receiving Touchdowns: 1, 5x, last at Memphis (2016)
Tackles: 2, vs. Oklahoma (2016)