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45  Tyrone Sonier
Tyrone Sonier

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Missouri City, Texas

High School:
Fort Bend Marshall

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 231

Position:
Linebacker

Birthdate:
02/01/1989

Experience:
3L

Major:
Human Development & Family Studies


10/29/2011

Post-Game Notes

Iowa State at No. 19 Texas Tech

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CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 7, vs. Texas (2010)
Tackles For Loss: 1, vs. SMU (2010)
Sacks: 1, vs. SMU (2010)
Interceptions: None
Fumbles Recovered: None
* Indicates most recent high

2011
Played in four games (0 starts) with three tackles (all solo)... made season debut tallying three tackles (all solo) against Texas State (9/3).

2010
Played in 11 games (2 starts) making 23 tackles (16 solo) with one sack, one quarterback hurry and forced one fumble on the season... had one tackle (assisted) against Northwestern in the TicketCity Bowl (1/1) at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas... made one tackle (assisted) at No. 16 Oklahoma (11/13)... posted four tackles (two solo) at Colorado (10/23)... made one tackle against Baylor at the Cotton Bowl (10/9)... made two tackles (both solo) at Iowa State (10/2)... tallied career-high six tackles (all solo) against No. 4 Texas (9/18)... collected four tackles (three solo), forced one fumble and had one quarterback hurry at New Mexico (9/11)... had two tackles (both solo), including first career sack for a four-yard loss in the season opener against SMU (9/5).

2009
Had a solo tackle against New Mexico ... made two assisted tackles against North Dakota.

2008
Limited action in his first season with the Red Raiders ... played in only four games ... totaled two tackles, one against UMASS and one at Kansas.

2007
Redshirt season ... scout team member.

HIGH SCHOOL
Fort Bend Marshall High School ... a second-team all-state selection after a dominating senior campaign for Marshall that saw him tally 92 tackles and 10.5 sacks from the end position ... a unanimous first-team All-District 23-5A choice, he helped the Buffaloes reach the playoffs and advance to the second round ... a three-star player according to Rivals.com, listed as the No. 97 recruit on the Web site's Texas Top 100 ... also ranked by Rivals as the No. 43 defensive end in the nation ... chosen to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal's Top 100 for 2007 ... named second-team All-Greater Houston by the Houston Chronicle ... represented the West team in the East Meets West All-American Game ... chose Texas Tech over Iowa, Kansas State and Texas A&M ... High School Coach: Dennis Brantley.

PERSONAL
Tyrone Sonier ... born February 1, 1989, in Houston, Texas ... son of Valencia and Tyrone Sonier ... has a younger sister, Tyra ... majoring in human development and family studies.

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