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  Justin Tryon
Justin Tryon

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Palmdale, Calif.

High School:
Taft

Last College:
College of the Canyons

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 180

Position:
Cornerback

Experience:
1V

NFL.com Bio and Statistics For Justin Tryon

ASU: Former junior college transfer that instantly became ASU's top cover cornerback...started all 26 games during his two seasons at ASU...emerged into one of the Pac-10's elite cornerbacks, earned Second-Team All-Conference honors as a senior after being named honorable mention All-Pac-10 as a junior...was a terrific kickoff returns specialist as well...has elite speed and cover abilities...causes fits for opposing receivers with his blanket style of coverage...collected 103 career tackles (80 solo), 23 pass breakups, four interceptions, 3.5 tackles-for-loss (minus 10 yards), 1.0 sacks (minus seven yards), two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble...totaled 27 passes defended in his two years...participated in the 2008 East-West Shrine Game among college football's elite senior athletes...averaged 27.7 yards on 12 career kickoff returns.

2007: Started all 13 games as a senior...earned Second-Team All-Pac-10 honors at cornerback...received ASU's Most Improved Defensive Player of the Year Award at the team's year-end banquet...finished fifth on the team with 56 total tackles (43 solo), led all Sun Devils with 16 pass breakups, had a two-yard tackle for loss and one forced fumble...ranked third in the Pac-10 Conference in pass breakups and fifth in passes defended (16 breakups, three interceptions)...earned Third-Team All-Pac-10 honors by PhilSteele.com...had a team-high 23.7-yard average on seven kickoff returns on the year...collected three solo tackles in the season opener against San Jose State on Sept. 1...also had a 21-yard kickoff return against the Spartans...totaled four tackles (three solo), with a game-high three pass deflections while also returning two kickoffs for 46 yards against Colorado on Sept. 8...posted five solo tackles and returned two kickoffs for 50 yards against San Diego State on Sept. 15...collected four tackles (three solo), returned an interception 44 yards and totaled 49 yards on two kickoff returns against Oregon State on Sept. 22...collected a pair of tackles (one solo) and a pass breakup at Stanford on Sept. 29...totaled three tackles (two solo), forced a fumble and returned an interception 69 yards for a touchdown at Washington State on Oct. 6...posted four total tackles (three solo) and two pass breakups against Washington on Oct. 13...tied for the team lead of seven total tackles (six solo) and had two pass breakups and an interception against No. 18 California on Oct. 27...collected four total tackles (two solo) and one pass breakup at No. 5 Oregon on Nov. 3...posted four total tackles (three solo) and a pass breakup at UCLA on Nov. 10...totaled three total tackles (two solo) against No. 11 USC on Thanksgiving night...tied for the team lead with seven total tackles (six solo) and broke up a game-high four passes against rival Arizona on Dec. 1.

2006: Started all 13 games in his first season at ASU...earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors...is ASU's second-leading returning tackler for 2007, totaling 47 stops (37 solo) last season...added 2.5 tackles-for-loss (-8 yards) and one sack (-7 yards)...is the returning team leader with seven pass break-ups and also recorded two fumble recoveries and one interception...an incredible kickoff returner, he averaged 41.2 yards on five kickoff returns late in the season...posted four solo tackles against Nevada...totaled seven tackles (five solo), a seven-yard sack and recovered a fumble on special teams at Colorado...posted a pair of solo tackles at No. 21 California...recorded five stops (two solo) against No. 12 Oregon...totaled four tackles (two solo) 0.5 tackles-for-loss and a pass break-up at No. 3 USC...added three tackles (two solo) against Stanford...recorded a pair of solo tackles and two pass break-ups at Washington...posted four tackles (three solo) and a pass break-up at Oregon State...tied for the team-lead with five solo tackles, adding a one-yard tackle-for-loss against Washington State...posted four tackles (three solo), while also adding a 67-yard kickoff return against UCLA...totaled three solo tackles, two pass break-ups and an interception at Arizona...closed out the season with three solo tackles and a fumble recovery, in addition two three kickoff returns for 114 yards, including a 55-yarder...was listed as the No. 20 "Pac-10 Impact Newcomer" by Athlon Sports in the preseason...joined the team for spring drills as a midyear junior college transfer.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: A 2005 graduate of the College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, Calif...listed as the No. 18 junior college player in the nation by SuperPrep...played cornerback and kick returner...was a preseason and postseason All-American in 2005...earned second-team All-America honors in 2005...was also selected to the all-state team in addition to earning first-team All-Western States Conference recognition...College of the Canyons won the 2004 National Championship, the state of California Championship and the Western States Conference Championship...led his team to the nation's No. 1 ranking...made second-team all-Western States Conference in 2004...coached by Chuck Lyons.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2003 graduate of Taft High School in Woodland Hills, Calif...lettered in football and track and field...named second-team all-city in football as a running back...gained 1,435 yards and scored 21 touchdowns in 2002...registered a 96-yard kickoff return versus Jefferson High...earned All-American, all-state and all-city accolades in track and field as a senior...ran a 10.6 100-meters, a 21.2 200-meters and a 47.25 400-meters (fastest time in the state) in high school...coached by Troy Starr.

PERSONAL: Plans on majoring in business...was one of three mid-year junior college transfers to join the team for spring drills...former high school teammate of fellow Sun Devil defensive back Littrele Jones...parents are Shelton Tryon and JoHanna Carlton of Palmdale, Calif...has four siblings, Jucorie (25), Jarrod (15), and Jarrett (15) and Jermaine (deceased)...lists winning the junior college national championship as his most exciting sports experience...enjoys socializing with friends and spending time with family...born May 29, 1984...full name is Justin Deaon Tryon.

Tryon's Career Statistics

TACKLES                G    UA     A Total    TFL-Yds    PD   FF   FR Blkd
2006................  13    37    10    47    2.5-8       8    0    2    0
2007................  13    43    13    56    1.0-2      19    1    0    0
TOTAL...............  26    80    23   103    3.5-10     27    1    2    0

SACKS G UA A Total Yds 2006................ 13 1 0 1.0 7 2007................ 13 0 0 0.0 0 TOTAL............... 26 1 0 1.0 7

KICK RETURNS G No. Yds TD Lg Avg/R Avg/G 2006................ 13 5 206 0 67 41.2 15.8 2007................ 13 7 166 0 28 23.7 12.8 TOTAL............... 26 12 372 0 67 31.0 14.3

INTERCEPTIONS G No Yds TD Lg Avg/R Avg/G 2006................ 13 1 -20 0 0 -20.0 -1.5 2007................ 13 3 122 1 69 40.7 9.4 TOTAL............... 26 4 102 1 69 25.5 3.9

ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KR IR Total Avg/G 2006................ 13 0 0 0 206 -20 186 14.3 2007................ 13 0 0 0 166 122 288 22.2 TOTAL............... 26 0 0 0 372 102 474 18.2

SCORING G TD Rush Pass Retn PAT 2PAT FG Total Avg/G 2006................ 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2007................ 13 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0.5 TOTAL............... 26 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0.2

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