Tyler Merriweather

Tyler Merriweather



Year RS Senior
Height 6-3
Weight 238
Hometown Demopolis, Ala.
Last School Demopolis
Tyler Merriweather


2017 (Redshirt Junior): Appeared in nine games as a reserve defensive lineman and on special teams … Recorded two tackles, one of which came on punt coverage.

2016 (Redshirt Sophomore): Appeared in four games as a reserve defensive lineman … Made the most of his limited playing time, recording four tackles in four games … Had two stops, including being in on a tackle for loss, at No. 18 North Carolina (Nov. 12).

2015 (Sophomore): Redshirted.

2014 (True Freshman): Played in five games … Recorded two tackles … Had one tackle at NC State (Nov. 8) … Recorded one tackle in first collegiate game in season opener against Wofford (Aug. 30).

High School: Played four years of football at Demopolis H.S. under coach Tom Causey … Was versatile athlete, playing outside linebacker, middle linebacker and defensive end … Was three-year team captain … Named honorable-mention all-state as a defensive lineman in 2013 … Made 41 tackles as a senior, including 20 for loss and three sacks.

Personal: Full name is Tyler Thomas Merriweather … Born July 1, 1996 … Son of Malcom and Hattie Merriweather … Began playing football in sixth grade … Graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in May 2018 … Is one of seven current Yellow Jackets that have already earned bachelor’s degrees (joining fellow Tech grads Cheyenne Hunt, Tre’ Jackson, Jalen Johnson and Andrew Marshall and incoming graduate transfers Malik Rivera and Zach Roberts) … Currently pursuing a master’s degree in building construction and facilities management … Member of ACC academic honor roll.


Tackles: 2 at No. 18/17 North Carolina, Nov. 5, 2016
Solo Tackles: 1, five times – last vs. No. 7 Georgia, Nov. 25, 2017
Tackles for Loss: 0.5 at No. 18/17 North Carolina, Nov. 5, 2016