Feb 10, 2015

More On New Redskin Tyler Larsen

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by Jake Kring-Schreifels on February 10, 2015 – 5:17 pm

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Tyler Larsen is getting a second chance
The 6-foot-4, 315 pounder went undrafted from Utah State in 2014, after he was projected to be a late round selection.
Now, signed by the Redskins today, Larsen will get another look.
A native of Salt Lake City, Larsen played both offensive and defensive line for Jordan High School, earning first team all-state honors in a senior season that included six sacks and four touchdowns.
He played four years for the Utah State Aggies, starting in 52 straight games at center. His brother, Cody, followed a similar trajectory, signing with the Ravens in 2013 as an undrafted defensive lineman.
“I played with an urgency the last three years, but this year, I feel a lot more is at stake,” Larsen told the Herald Journal News last season. “Now that I’m married and everything, the NFL is a big dream for us and it makes me want to go harder so I can actually achieve that goal and dream of being in the NFL, and be able to provide for her.” 

It is worth noting that the videogame “Call of Duty” helped begin the couple’s relationship.
A fellow Aggie football player, Bryce Walker, introduced the pair.
“She had foot surgery, so she couldn’t really drive anywhere and Bryce was taking care of her,” Larsen said. “I happened to show up at the house and she asked me if I had an Xbox. I said, ‘Yeah.’ She said, ‘Do you have Call of Duty?’ I said, ‘Yeah.’
“So, she started coming over all the time and we started playing Call of Duty. Basically, that’s what sealed the deal.”
Larsen was picked up as a free agent at the beginning of Training Camp in 2014 by the Miami Dolphins but was waived during the team’s final cuts.
“You always want to be drafted,” Larsen said with the Dolphins at the time. “That’s just a little bump in the road and I’m here right now. Coaches have said that everyone is a player on the team and that’s how I’m going to take my approach to this and I’m just going to give my all and I’m just happy to be here.”
These were Larsen’s strengths, according to his NFL.com Draft profile last year:
“Excellent size — sheer mass to wall off. Generally holds his ground. Can sit and anchor and replace his hands. Good awareness. Consistent gun snaps. Was a rock for the Aggies, starting 51 career games.”

Redskins Sign Offensive Linemen Larsen, Nsekhe

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ORIGINAL CONTENT HEREAndrew WalkerLead Writer, EditorRedskins.com

The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed free agent offensive linemen Tyler Larsenand Ty Nsekhe.
Larsen, 23, originally entered the NFL with the Miami Dolphins May 12, 2014, as an undrafted free agent out of Utah State. He was waived by the Dolphins Aug. 26.
Larsen -- who stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 315 pounds -- was a four-year letterman at Utah State from 2010 to 2013, starting all 52 games in which he appeared. His 52 consecutive games started set a school record, ranked first in the Mountain West and third in the nation among active players at the time.
In 2013, Larsen -- a Sandy, Utah native -- earned second-team USA Today Sports All-American honors and was named first-Team All Mountain West after starting all 14 games as a senior. He was also a first-team All-WAC performer in 2012.
Nsekhe (pronounced "en-SECK-he"), 29, originally entered the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts as a free agent Aug. 1, 2012. He has since had stins with the St. Louis Rams and the New Orleans Saints. He made his NFL debut Sept. 16, 2012, as a member of the Rams against the Redskins, and played in one other game with St. Louis that season.

Nsekhe began his professional career in arenafootball2 in 2009, and worked his way up to the Arena Football League from 2010 to 2012 before signing with the Colts. A Texas State product, Nsekhe attended Bowie High School in Arlington, Texas.

Aug 6, 2014

Tyler Larsen Gets Nod from South Florida Sun Sentinel Sports Writers

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Omar Kelly, Keith Turner Jr., and Chris Perkins on Tyler Larsen as they discuss Miami Dolphins training camp progress.
-- I'm watching Tyler Larsen work today & I've got to say he's been solid as the 3rd center. Why didn't he ever get called up to 2nd team?
see full article here 

Jul 30, 2014

Photo of Cody Larsen's First Day With Denver Broncos

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Photo of Cody Larsen's First Day With Denver Broncos

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Deseret News : Denver Broncos sign former SUU standout Cody Larsen

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Former Southern Utah defensive lineman Cody Larsen signed with the Denver Broncos on Wednesday.
Larsen, who lettered in football and basketball for Jordan High School, spent last season on the Baltimore Ravens' practice squad. At SUU he had 130 tackles in 44 games.
In addition to Larsen (6-foot-4, 300-pound), the Broncos signed defensive lineman Will Pericak. The Broncos' first preseason game is on Aug. 7 against Super Bowl foe Seattle Seahawks.

This is a 2013 photo of Cody Larsen of the Baltimore Ravens NFL football team. This image reflects the Baltimore Ravens active roster as of Wednesday, June 12, 2013 when this image was taken. (Associated Press)

Jul 29, 2014

Cody Larsen Heading to Denver Broncos Training Camp

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Cody Larsen got "the call" and has been invited out to training camp. As usual, pictures and news updates will be on there way as things develop.

Jul 2, 2014

Bleacher Report Predicts Tyler Larsen Makes Dolphins 53 Man Roster

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Predicting the Last 5 In, Last 5 out for Miami Dolphins' Final 53 Man Roster

Davonte Wallace and Tyler Larsen would have been flip-flopped on this list had Mike Pouncey not gotten hurt. 
With Pouncey's injury, Miami only has Sam Brenner and Nate Garner at center. None of them is exactly ideal, and while they can both play the position, they're better used as guards. 
Utah State product Tyler Larsen is a natural center and was likely a practice squad candidate prior to the Pouncey injury
Now, he'll have to be on the roster (barring a disaster of a training camp) in a position that became a very needy one for Miami overnight. 

May 22, 2014

Football Nation | Tyler Larsen: Making the Most of Opportunity With Dolphins

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Can Tyler Larsen follow suit? Jim Langer, Dwight Stephenson, and now Mike Pouncey. The Miami Dolphins have made it look easy finding centers who not only are solid players in the NFL, but All Pro players and Hall of Fame performers.
Tyler Larsen has his work cut out for him. While making the Miami Dolphins roster might be a bit easier, given consideration to the issues this team had last season with its starting five and depth, Larsen is still in a position of being on the outside looking in.
Larsen saw this happen with his brother, Cody, when he took the same approach in the same position – and is now a member of the Baltimore Ravens.
“I've always looked up to him my whole entire life,” said Tyler, who signed with the Dolphins last week as a rookie free agent. “Just seeing him achieve his main goal and actually making it to the NFL, I couldn't be more happy for him. It made it more realistic for me to actually chase my dream as well and try to make it to the NFL and everything like that. Seeing him do that really pushed me to even try even harder to actually get here.”
The Dolphins used the offseason to shore up on starters and depth through free agency and then the Draft last week. Larsen wasn't drafted in the seven round pool of players, allowing the Dolphins to invite him to minicamp. Now, as a rookie going through the general mechanics of the offseason process, it seems like he could still make an impact on the team and the roster.
Larsen was nothing short of dominant at Utah State, earning first-team all-conference honors the last three seasons — twice in the WAC and once in the Mountain West after the Aggies switched conferences.
He even earned second-team All-American honors from USA Today last year and was one of six finalists for the Rimington Trophy, given to the top center in college football. He then turned in an impressive performance at the Senior Bowl, where he was one of the rare interior offensive linemen who wasn’t dominated in practice by defensive tackle Aaron Donald, the eventual 13th overall selection in the 2014 draft.
Hopefully he can be just as aggressive in practice, training camp and eventually, a regular season game.