Going to the United State Military Academy at West Point wasn’t Tyler’s first choice out of high school, but going to West Point might have saved his life. The summer of his second year, Tyler broke his foot in basic training, the second time he broke the same bone in that same foot.  and During a routine physical it was noted he listed chest pains.  An EKG revealed he had the rare heart condition Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome, which if left untreated can be fatal. … Tyler was sent home from the Academy for a year to have heart surgery and recover. During that year he chose to leave West Point and bet on himself, enrolling and walking on at SMU. … After one season on special teams and limited snaps at running back, Tyler earned a scholarship prior to the 2020 season. … A two-time American Athletic Conference All-Academic selection, Tyler has more than 700 career yards of offense with six touchdowns in three years at SMU. … He was a 2020 Burlsworth Trophy nominee. … Tyler appeared in all 12 games in 2021, notching a career-high in catches with 10, scored three touchdowns and totaled nearly 400 yards of offense.