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Tyler Ervin
RB #21
San Jose State
San Bernardino, CA

Quick Stats (2017):

Career Stats
TOTAL 5 15 3 6 0 11 56 5.1 9 0 3 2
2017 HOU 4 0 4 12 3 6 0 8 38 4.8 7 0 -- --
2016 HOU 12 0 1 3 3 3 0 3 18 6 9 0 3 2
Recent Games
1 JAX L 7-29 3 8 2.7 6 0 4 18 4.5 6 0 -- --
2 @CIN W 13-9 -- -- -- -- -- 3 16 5.3 7 0 -- --
3 @NE L 33-36 1 4 4 4 0 1 4 4 4 0 -- --
4 TEN W 57-14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Houston Texans with the 21st pick in the fourth round (119th overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft.

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Houston Texans with the 21st pick in the fourth round (119th overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft.

2016 (Houston 12/0, 2/0):
Finished eighth in the NFL and third in the AFC in punt return average (9.7) among qualified players
Made his NFL debut as the primary punt and kick returner in the season opener vs. Chicago (9/11)
Returned three kickoffs for 73 yards, averaging 24.3 yards per return and returned three punts for 29 yards vs. Chicago (9/11)
Racked up 110 total all-purpose yards on offense (eight yards) and special teams (102 yards) vs. Chicago (9/11)
Played exclusively as the punt and kick returner in Weeks 2 and 3
Returned one kickoff for 28 yards and two punts for 17 yards, including a 16-yard return, vs. Tennessee (10/2) in Week 4
Finished with two kickoff returns for 53 yards, including a Texans season-long 33-yard return, and two punt returns for 33 yards at Minnesota (10/9) in Week 5
Notched two punt returns for 23 yards, including a 17-yard return in overtime that sparked the Texans’ game-winning drive, vs. Indianapolis (10/16) in Week 6
Matched a season high with four punt returns for 32 yards (8.0 avg.), including a 15-yard long, vs. Detroit (10/30)
Logged a career-long 57-yard punt return to the Jaguars’ 7-yard line in the third quarter, which led to a  touchdown on the following play, at Jacksonville (11/13) in Week 10
Inactive for Weeks 12-14 with an injury
Active but did not play in Week 15 vs. Jacksonville (12/18)
Returned four punts for 32 yards (8.0 avg.) vs. Cincinnati (12/24) in Week 16
Logged one kickoff return for 14 yards and four punt returns for 37 yards, inlcuding a Texans postseason-long 16-yard return, vs. Oakland (1/7/17) in the AFC Wild Card round

Five seasons with the Spartans (2011-15)
One of the most versatile players in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS)
Received Athlon Sports 2nd team All-America, SI.com honorable mention All-America and two all-conference honors during his career
Played running back, slot receiver, return specialist, cornerback and special teams defender for the Spartans
Has scored touchdowns rushing, receiving, on kickoff returns and punt return during his college career 47 games played and 24 starts.
San José State career record holder for all-purpose yardage (6,146), kickoff return yardage (2,374), kickoffs returned (101), kickoff returns for a touchdown (3) and combined punt and kickoffs returned for touchdowns (5), most touchdowns of 80 yards or more (6) and most touchdowns of 70 yards or more (8)
Shares the school single-season record for kickoff returns for a touchdown (2)
Second on the school’s list for career rushing yardage (2,803)
10 games of 100 or more rushing yards
Honored in 2012 and 2015 on National Student-Athlete Day by the National Consortium for Academics & Sports

First-team All-Mountain West running back
Athlon Sports 2nd team All-America all-purpose player
Second nationally and conference leader in all-purpose running (202.85)
371 touches via rushing, receiving and returns were the third most by a FBS player for the season
11th nationally and third in the Mountain West for most rushing yards (1,601)
Set the San Jose State single-season school records for rushing yards and all-purpose running yardage (2,637)
Two-time  Paul  Hornung  Award  Weekly  Honor  Roll  for  his  performances  in  the UNLV (10/10) and New Mexico wins (10/24)
Mountain West Player Offensive Player of the Week for his 42 carries, 300 yards, 3 touchdowns in the Fresno State win (9/26)
The 300 rushing yards against Fresno State was a FBS individual best for the season
Only FBS player to rush for more than 250 yards in multiple games during the season when adding his 36 carries for 263 yards and a touchdown in the New Mexico victory
Personal single-season best 45 receptions
Second most on the team
Career-high eight catches in the UNLV win
Scored at least one rushing touchdown in each of the first six games and 13 rushing TDs overall
Picked up his second career punt return for a touchdown with an 85-yard return in the AutoNation Cure Bowl victory over Georgia State (12/19)
Sixth longest punt return in San Jose State history and the longest punt return by a player during the 2015 post-season
Team scoring leader with 96 points on 16 touchdowns
Named team’s Most Valuable Player for the second year in a row
One of the Spartans’ four team captains for the season

SI.com honorable mention All-America selection and the team’s Most Valuable Player
13th nationally and third in the Mountain West in all-purpose running (148.42/game)
38th in the FBS and sixth in the conference in average yards per carry (5.6)
Best yards per carry average by a Spartans’ leading rusher since 2006
Led the team with 888 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns
Was one of four FBS players to rush for two touchdowns of 80 or more yards
Had an 83-yard touchdown burst in the UNLV win (10/4)
Bettered that with an 89-yard scoring run vs. Colorado State (11/1) - the fourth longest running play in school history.
Had the 11th best all-purpose yardage game among FBS and second among Mountain West players for the season with 305 yards against Colorado State
His 146 rushing yards on 18 carries vs. Colorado State was a personal single-game career best and one of three 100-plus rushing yardage games of the season
Gained 133 yards with a touchdown on 11 carries vs. UNLV and 104 yards on 22 at- tempts at Utah State (11/21)
Fifth on the team with 29 receptions for 306 yards and a 75-yard touchdown at Auburn (9/6)
The 75-yard touchdown reception in the Auburn game matched the longest pass play against the Tigers during the season
Added punt return duties for the first time to his repertoire
Scored his first touchdown via punt return on his second attempt of the season -- a 40-yarder in the season-opening North Dakota win (8/28)
Finished the season returning only seven punts with an 11.6 yards per return average

Saw action only in the season-opening win vs. Sacramento State (8/29)
Had two carries for two yards before leaving the game with an injury
Missed the remainder of the season

A second-team All-WAC choice as a kickoff return specialist
Tied the San José State single-season record with kickoff returns for touchdowns at San Diego State (9/22) and UTSA (10/20)
UTSA TD return also gave him the Spartans’ career record
Named the WAC Special Teams Player of the Week after the San Diego State win with 167 yards in kickoff returns and a 33.4 yard average
Rushed for a score in the Colorado State win (9/15) and caught a 36-yard scoring pass in the UTSA triumph
Had a career best 56 yards on 11 carries in the win at Navy (9/29)... Second on the team in rushing with 205 yards
Then career-long 32-yard run in the Texas State triumph (10/27)

Played in all 12 games
A running back, defensive back, special teams player and excelled as a kickoff return specialist
Finished with a 24.0 yard kickoff return average
Was 51st nationally and fourth in the WAC
First Spartan since 2005 to return a kickoff for a touchdown with his 95-yard return at Utah State (11/12)
His 672 kickoff return yards were the ninth best single-season Spartan total
Third on the team in rushing with 107 yards
A season-high 40 yards on nine carries in his running back debut against Brigham Young (10/8)
First major college TD was an 11-yard run vs. Idaho (11/5)
Credited with five tackles and three pass receptions.

A two-time, first-team, all-purpose, All-C.I.F. back from Colton (Calif.) High (Coaches Richard Bray and Harold Strauss)
An All-C.I.F. defensive back as a junior after compiling an astounding 24 pass break-ups and two interceptions.
A 2010 All-C.I.F. running back who rushed for 2,848 yards, averaged 7.3 yards carry and scored 26 touchdowns in two seasons
Return specialist who averaged 11.5 yards per punt return and 25.6 yards per kickoff return
Played in the 2011 San Bernardino County All-Star Game in Corona, Calif.
Majored in communication studies
A skilled barber
Stuidied to earn his California real estate license in February 2016
A native of San Bernardino, Calif.

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