|Intro||Player of American football|
|Is||American football player|
|From||United States of America|
|Birth||14 February 1985, Fayetteville, USA|
DeMarcus Lamon "Tank" Tyler (born February 14, 1985) is a former American football defensive tackle who played last for the Dodge City Law of Champions Indoor Football (CIF). He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at North Carolina State.
Tyler has also been a member of the Carolina Panthers and Chicago Bears.
Tyler played high school football at E.E. Smith High in Fayetteville, North Carolina. During his career he achieved all-conference honors, first-team All-Two Rivers Class 4-A Conference, All-Cape Fear Region accolades, and was Cape Fear Region Player of the Year in 2002. He was also invited to play in the 2002 Shrine Bowl.
Tyler played college football at North Carolina State. During his senior season, he was received first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference after recording 87 tackles, three sacks, and a forced fumble. He finished his college career with 173 tackles, five sacks, and two fumble recoveries.
2007 NFL Combine
|Height||Weight||40-yard dash||10-yard split||20-yard split||20-yard shuttle||Three-cone drill||Vertical jump||Broad jump||Bench press|
|6 ft 2 in
|5.18 s||1.75 s||2.96 s||4.76 s||7.47 s||28 in
|5 ft 1 in
|All values from NFL Combine|
Kansas City Chiefs
Tyler was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played in 15 games during his rookie season, starting one. During his second season he started all 16 games at defensive tackle for the Chiefs, recording 29 tackles. In three years with the Chiefs he started 19 of 37 games, recording 62 tackles.
Tyler was traded to the Carolina Panthers on October 19, 2009 for a fifth round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. He was waived on September 4, 2010 during final cuts.