Tysson Poots finished his career at Southern Utah ranked seventh all-time in the FCS in receiving yards per game (99.4), ninth in receptions (282) and receiving touchdowns (43), 10th in receiving yards (3,975) and 14th in receptions per game (7.0). As a senior, he hauled in 85 catches for 1,230 yards and 11 touchdowns, ranking fourth in the nation in receptions and yards per game. It was the third consecutive year he was ranked among the nation’s top-four in those categories. As a junior, Poots earned Fabulous-50 recognition from the College Sporting News and second-team all-America honors from The Sports Network. At the end of his collegiate career, he was named the 2010 NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision Elite Wide Receiver by College Football Performance Awards (CFPA).
Year G Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2007 9 29 423 14.6 3
2008 11 83 1236 14.9 14
2009 9 85 1081 12.7 15
2010 11 85 1230 14.5 11
Career 40 282 3970 14.1 43
”Tysson Poots is a tough-as-nails competitors with above-average hands and a fearless demeanor over the middle. He is an NCAA record breaker who will excel in the NFL,” commented Mark Magazu, President of Atlas Strategies. ”Tysson is everything a coach would want – big, tough, fearless and a cum-laude graduate with an excellent football acumen.”
Tysson displayed an elite level of dominance on the field during his career, hauling in 285 receptions for 3,960 yards and 43 touchdowns. During his senior year, Tysson finished the season ranked fourth in the nation in receptions and yards per game, the third consecutive year he has ranked among the nation’s top four in those categories. Tysson was recently named to the 26-member Walter Camp 2010 Football Championship Subdivision All-America Team.
“Tysson represents everything that we would hope an Atlas client could be,” commented Mark Magazu, President of Atlas Strategies. “He’s clearly a gifted athlete, but just as important he’s also a ‘character’ guy who shows an uncommon dedication to his craft. Mark my words, Tysson’s only scratched the surface of what he’s capable of.”
Tysson will begin training with the elite private trainers at Evo Sports Training to prepare for his Pro Day and a long career in the NFL.
A consensus 2010 pre-season all-American, he has also been listed on this year’s Payton Award Watch list. The Sports Network ranked Poots as the top returning receiver in the FCS ranks heading into 2010. Has 14 100-yard receiving games in his SUU career and has caught at least one touchdown pass in 20 of his 29 games at SUU, including 14 straight heading into the 2010 campaign.
At SUU, 2009: Earned Fabulous-50 recognition from the College Sporting News and second-team all-America honors from The Sports Network after finishing second in the nation in receptions per game (9.44), receiving yards per game (120.11) and scoring (10.0 points per game). Was named first-team all-Great West Conference for the second straight season. Missed the first two games with an injury but scored at least one touchdown in every game in which he played and broke the 100-yard receiving mark in seven. Caught 15 passes for 147 yards and three TDs vs. Eastern Washington and had 170 yards and a score on 12 grabs at Cal Poly. Finished the season with 85 catches for 1,081 yards and 15 touchdowns, setting single-season school records for receptions and touchdown receptions and leading the GWC in all three categories. Moved atop SUU’s career receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns lists as well, with 197 receptions for 2,740 yards and 32 touchdowns.
At SUU, 2008: Earned first-team all-conference and honorable mention all-America honors last year after setting school records for receptions (83), receiving yards (1,236) and touchdown receptions (14). Ranked third in the nation in receptions per game (7.55) and receiving yards per game (112.36), was 24th in scoring at 7.64 ppg. Also set SUU records for receptions in a game with 16 at Cal Poly, where his 246 receiving yards were the third-best total in school history. Poots also caught four TD passes at UC Davis to tie the SUU record.
At SUU, 2007: Played in nine games, wound up third on team in receiving yards with 433 and receiving touchdowns with three, was fourth in receptions with 29. Had over 70 receiving yards in the last three games, including a 114-yard, two touchdown effort vs. Cal Poly.
At SUU, 2006: Spent the season as a redshirt.
Personal: Graduate of Coronado HS where he was a two-time all-state selection at wide receiver as well as a second-team selection at linebacker his senior season. Was named Las Vegas City MVP following the 2005 season and also was a two-time all-conference selection on both sides of the ball. Totalled 2,041 receiving yards, 270 tackles, 19 sacks, eight interceptions and broke up 17 passes during his high school football career. Helped the Cougars to a division championship in 2003. Also lettered in basketball, earning a McDonalds’ all-America nomination, a spot on the all-conference team twice and a second-team all-state honor his senior season. Parents are Lisa and Gregg Poots. Is majoring in business education.