Feb 10, 2015
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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.”
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
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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|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)|