John Tyson

    RS Senior

    Houston, Texas

    High School:
    Klein Forest

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 173

    Wide Receiver


    John  Tyson

    Showcased his skills as a redshirt freshman last season and now is considered to be one of the top Cougar receivers in 2002...another valuable member of the potent Houston Cougar receiving corps...a former walk-on who has earned a scholarship...provides depth, speed and determination to an already talented group of wideouts...is one of the fastest members of the UH team...is listed as a backup to Brandon Middleton at one of the three wide receiver positions...should see plenty of action in rotation and multiple sets...is quick off the ball and even more dangerous after the catch...can be used as a return man and on reverses out of the slot...is listed as one of the Cougars' primary kickoff returners as fall camp approaches...has worked hard in the weight room to improve strength and conditioning...had one catch for 45 yards in the annual Spring Game...long catch set up the first touchdown of the game...2001: Played in six games last season...first action of the year was in the Homecoming game versus Cincinnati...had one catch for 29 yards in that game...also returned a career-best five kickoffs for 67 yards...had another long catch, 25 yards, versus Southern Miss on the road...had at least one catch in all but one game (UAB)...finished the season with five catches for 68 yards...also returned six kicks for 80 yards...2000: Redshirted two seasons ago as a true freshman ...High School: Starred at Klein Forest High School in the Northside of Houston...named the Offensive MVP of his team and conference...also selected first team all-district...was a guard on the KFHS basketball squad...ran the 200 and 400 meters for the track team...Personal: Born August 26, 1982, in Houston, Texas...son of Wanda Venus and Quintin Jackson of Portersville, Calif....also recruited by Michigan, Sam Houston and Louisiana-Lafayette...enjoys playing basketball when Not on the football field...undecided on major.

    Tyson's 2001 Game-by-Game Stats

    Kickoff ReturnsReceiving
    S. Miss11313.001312525.0025
    S. Florida00000155.005

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