Mike Tyson (American football)

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Mike Tyson
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Tyson in the 2018 NFL season
Free agent
Personal information
Born: (1993-07-27) July 27, 1993 (age 26)
Norfolk, Virginia
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:Lake Taylor (Norfolk, Virginia)
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 6 / Pick: 187
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:5
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Michael Jamont'e Tyson (born July 27, 1993) is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the sixth round, 187th overall of the 2017 NFL Draft. He played college football at Cincinnati.

Early years[edit]

Tyson attended Lake Taylor High School in Norfolk, Virginia before attending Hargrave Military Academy for his senior year.[1]

Tyson was rated as a four-star recruit by Scout.com and a three-star recruit from Rivals.com.[1] He was recruited by Robert Prunty, defensive coordinator at the University of Cincinnati at the time, and committed to play college football at Cincinnati.[2]

College career[edit]

At the University of Cincinnati, Tyson played in 43 games at the safety position, playing since his first year. Tyson recorded seven interceptions in college, five of which came his senior season, the only season he started.[3][4] He also logged 137 career tackles and a fumble recovery.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 1 in
(1.85 m)
204 lb
(93 kg)
31 34 in
(0.81 m)
9 14 in
(0.23 m)
4.56 s 33 in
(0.84 m)
9 ft 10 in
(3.00 m)
17 reps
Values from NFL Combine[5]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Tyson was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the sixth round, 187th overall, in the 2017 NFL Draft.[6][7] On May 17, 2017, Tyson signed a four-year deal worth $2.5 million overall with a $172,000 signing bonus.[8]

Tyson entered the NFL draft as a safety, the position he played at Cincinnati, though shortly after being drafted by the Seahawks, general manager John Schneider announced that Tyson would transition to cornerback.[9] He was waived on September 2, 2017, and was signed to the Seahawks' practice squad the next day.[10][11] He was promoted to the active roster on December 16, 2017, but did not play in his rookie season.[12]

On September 1, 2018, Tyson was waived by the Seahawks.[13]

Houston Texans[edit]

On September 3, 2018, Tyson was signed to the Houston Texans' practice squad.[14] He was promoted to the active roster on October 9, 2018.[15] He was placed on injured reserve on January 2, 2019.[16] He was waived on May 10, 2019.

Green Bay Packers[edit]

On May 13, 2019, Tyson was claimed off waivers by the Green Bay Packers.[17][18] He was waived/injured on August 26, 2019 and placed on injured reserve.[19] He was waived from injured reserve on September 2, 2019.


  1. ^ a b c "5 – MIKE TYSON". GoBearcats.com. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  2. ^ "Mike Tyson – Interests". 247sports.com. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  3. ^ Boyle, John (April 29, 2017). "Seattle Seahawks Select Cincinnati Safety Mike Tyson With No. 187 Overall Pick in 2017 NFL Draft". Seahawks.com. Seattle Seahawks. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
  4. ^ Miller, Matt. "Mike Tyson NFL Draft 2017: Scouting Report for Seattle Seahawks' Pick". Bleacher Report. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
  5. ^ S – Mike Tyson – Cincinnati, AAC, National Football League, retrieved May 23, 2017.
  6. ^ Boyle, John (April 29, 2017). "Seattle Seahawks Select Cincinnati Safety Mike Tyson With No. 187 Overall Pick in 2017 NFL Draft". Seahawks.com. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  7. ^ Cohen, Stephen (April 29, 2017). "Seahawks will move 6th-rounder Mike Tyson from safety to corner". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
  8. ^ Condotta, Bob (May 17, 2017). "Seahawks sign CB Mike Tyson, five of 11 draft picks now under contract". The Seattle Times. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  9. ^ Kapadia, Sheil (May 2, 2017). "Seahawks draft pick Mike Tyson gets questions about name on daily basis". ESPN. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  10. ^ Drovetto, Tony (September 2, 2017). "Seahawks Make Three More Trades, Set 53-Man Roster". Seahawks.com. Archived from the original on October 9, 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  11. ^ Boyle, John (September 4, 2017). "Seahawks Sign 10 Players To Practice Squad". Seahawks.com. Archived from the original on November 8, 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  12. ^ Drovetto, Tony (December 16, 2017). "Seahawks Make Roster Moves". Seahawks.com.
  13. ^ "Seahawks Set 53-Man Roster". Seahawks.com. September 1, 2018.
  14. ^ Wilson, Aaron (September 3, 2018). "Texans put Jermaine Kelly on IR, add Mike Tyson to practice squad". Houston Chronicle.
  15. ^ "TRANSACTIONS: Texans sign S Mike Tyson, place Kayvon Webster on IR". HoustonTexans.com. October 9, 2018.
  16. ^ "TRANSACTIONS: Texans sign S A.J. Hendy". HoustonTexans.com. January 2, 2019.
  17. ^ "Packers sign second round pick G Elgton Jenkins; claim S Mike Tyson off waivers". packers.com. May 13, 2019. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  18. ^ Western, Evan. "Packers claim S Mike Tyson on waivers from Texans". Acme Packing Company. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  19. ^ "Packers sign CB Jackson Porter". packers.com. August 26, 2019.

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