Started all 12 games along the defensive line...Recorded 39 tackles, eight tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks...Made a season-high seven tackles, four tackles for loss and three sacks at SMU...Registered seven tackles, along with 1.5 TFL against Memphis.
Played in one game, registering a tackle in the season opener against William & Mary.
A reserve defensive lineman who saw action against Buffalo ... credited with two tackles, including an assist on a tackle for a loss in the win over the Bulls.
Redshirted, did not play.
Played for coach Joe Nichols at Dupont Manual ... twice named all-district at both tight end and linebacker ... was named all-state at defensive end his senior year ... selected to play in the Kentucky-Tennessee High School All-Star game.
Full name is Byron Lamont Tinker ... born on December 27, 1984 ... son of Roger and Benita Tinker ... has three older brothers, Roger, Roderick and Rodney ... his cousin Shandilier Boyd participated in track at Ohio State ... lists the Bible as his favorite book ... majoring in business.