Career Summary: A two year letterman for the Tigers who became the starter at inside linebacker in 2003... Led the defensive unit in tackles in 2003... Was credited with 101 total tackles including 66 solo stops... Registered five tackles for lost yardage, two quarterback sacks and one pass interception returned for 36 yards... Interception return was a touchdown against Houston and helped the Tigers to a victory... Was named the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week for his work against Houston... Led the team in tackles in the Arkansas State game with 10, in the East Carolina game with 14 and in the Louisville victory with nine... His 14 tackles against Louisville was a career high... Received the Chris Faros Most Improved Player Award in the spring of 2003... Spent his first three seasons working with the Tiger special teams... Logged two tackles against army in 2002... Finished the 2002 season with four tackles... Played in two games in the 2000 season... Caught a 19-yard pass against Army on a fake punt to pick up a key first down.
1999: Spent the fall of 1999 as a member of the Tiger defensive scout team ... Worked against the number one offense ... Was redshirted during the fall of 1999 ...
Prep: Was a football and baseball letterman at Franklin (TN) High School ... Received four baseball letetrs and three in football ... Helped his 1998 football team to a 7-5 record ... Was an All-Region 5-4A selection in football in 1997 and 1998 ... Was named to the 1998 All-Midstate team and was selected to play in the 1998 Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star game ... Scored three touchdowns in the 1998 state playoff game against Beech High School ... Had 34 pass receptions for 586 yards in 1998 ... Returned 11 punts for 173 yards and one touchdown ... Had 91 tackles as a safety with one pass interception ... Had a career batting average of .540 in baseball ... Hit 32 home runs in his career at FHS which is a new school record ... Played for coach Alvin Palmer at FHS ... Is the son of Billy and Brenda Hyden ...
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