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Born: November 6, 1993 – Tampa, Florida
2018: Years as a Lion: 1st Years in CFL: 1st Status: International
Career Games: 0 Playoffs: 0 Grey Cup: 0
Tyriq was signed by the Lions as a free agent in January of 2018.
2017: The Hamilton Tiger-Cats re-signed Tyriq after he spent the tail end of the 2016 season on their practice roster. He recorded one defensive stop and one special teams tackle during the preseason.
2016: Tyriq signed as an undrafted free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers and attended mini-camp with the club. After being waived by the club he later signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in October and closed-out the season on their practice squad.
2012-2015: Tyriq put together a very successful career at the University of Miami, appearing in 51 career games and starting 19 times across four season. He registered 110 total tackles, 21.5 tackles for loss, three interceptions, five pass break ups, five forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and 14 sacks with the Hurricanes. Tyriq was a consistent performer during his time in Coral Gables, but his junior season was clearly his best. He tallied 48 total tackles, 6.5 tackles for a loss, three sacks, three pass breakups, one forced fumble and one interception. The highlight of the season was when he returned an interception 46 yards for a touchdown in a win against the Cincinnati Bearcats.
Tyriq the freak as he is referred to by teammates, was a prep-star at Thomas Jefferson High School in Tampa, Florida. He played defensive end and tight end in high school. Tyriq was ranked as the No. 92 overall national prospect by Rivals.com and played in the U.S. Army All-America game as a senior. He majored in broadcast journalism and sports administration at Miami. Tyriq is a rap aficionado and lists Gucci Mane as his favourite musician. Bad Boys 2 ranks high on his list of favourite movies and he loves to watch Family Guy in his free time.