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Tyler O'Connor | Quarterback

Team: Michigan State Spartans
Age / DOB:  (22) / 3/4/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 225

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Michigan State redshirt senior QB Tyler O'Connor completed 19-of-26 passes for 241 yards, an interception and two touchdowns in Saturday's 36-28 win over Notre Dame.
Sparty was something of a mystery entering this game, as we had yet to see them play a real opponent. They opened the season with a win over Furman and subsequently rested up on a bye last weekend. They looked sharp against Notre Dame on Saturday, though, with O'Connor making several clutch, difficult throws. He tossed both of his touchdowns in the second quarter. Michigan State starts into their conference schedule against Wisconsin next Saturday. Sep 17 - 11:33 PM

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Michigan State redshirt senior QB Tyler O'Connor completed 13-of-18 passes for 190 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Friday's win over Furman.

The Spartans weren't exactly blowing Furman off the map here, scoring a solitary touchdown in each quarter to finish with 28 points as a team. Despite the lack of fireworks, O'Connor played well in his starting debut. The 6-foot-3, 225-pounder averaged 10.6 YPA, but it took a little while for him to throw his first touchdown pass. He wouldn't do so until he found Felton Davis III on a 13-yard scoring pass with 3:19 remaining before halftime. He would loosen up to throw a pair after coming out of the locker room for the second half. Sparty won't play again until September 17, but when they do, their opponent will be just slightly more imposing than Furman -- that would be Notre Dame.
Sep 2 - 10:35 PM

Michigan State announced that redshirt senior QB Tyler O'Connor will start.

"He's the No. 1 guy," coach Mark Dantonio said. "He's had a good enough camp to say that at this point." O'Connor, who appeared in four games last season and threw for 133 yards and two touchdowns, will replace Connor Cook under center. He beat out senior Damion Terry and sophomore Brian Lewerke, who will now battle for No. 2 duties.
Aug 22 - 5:50 PM

FOX Sports' Stewart Mandel says it would be a "shocker" if Michigan State redshirt senior QB Tyler O'Connor does not start the opener.

O'Connor built a big lead on junior Damion Terry and redshirt freshman Brian Lewerke for the starting job this spring, but HC Mark Dantonio has yet to name a starter. That'll happen in August.
Source: FOX Sports
Jun 20 - 5:08 PM

Michigan State redshirt senior QB Tyler O'Connor exited the spring with a big lead on Damion Terry for the starting job.

This competition hasn't been shut down yet, but O'Connor will begin with a sizeable head start this summer. Whoever Connor Cook's heir apparent turns out to be, he'll have a strong supporting cast around him. RB L.J. Scott has been called Sparty's new-age Le'Veon Bell and the receiving group, headlined by R.J. Shelton, Donnie Corley and Cam Chambers and filled out by high-profile recruits, is deep.
May 20 - 9:11 PM

Michigan State QB coach Brad Salem says redshirt senior QB Tyler O'Connor "really knows where to go with the football."

"Now, it's can you do it from a consistent, day-to-day opportunity? He has gotten much better since he has played in a big game [Ohio State]," Salem said. Michigan State HC Mark Dantonio indicated recently that the 6-foot-3, 205-pound O'Connor is the front-runner to start over Damion Terry.
Apr 18 - 7:51 PM

Michigan State HC Mark Dantonio indicated that redshirt senior QB Tyler O'Connor is the current front-runner to start in 2016.

"O’Connor will go in as the leader at that situation," Dantonio said. He wouldn't go so far as to inking the 6-foot-3, 205-pounder in as a guaranteed starter for 2016, though. "That’s going to bear out over August camp and really over the first couple games. We’ll see how everybody performs. But we’re going to give everybody opportunities." For his career, O'Connor's attempted just 54 passes, completing 63% of them for 133 yards and a 4/2 TD/INT ratio. In addition to him, Dantonio's also giving redshirt freshman Brian Lewerke and true freshman Messiah deWeaver opportunities to compete. Said Sparty's head honcho, "I think it’ll be an exciting quarterback race and we expect great performance there. You’ve got to play, though, in the games and be consistent, be a playmaker."
Mar 22 - 4:59 PM

Michigan State freshman QB Tyler O'Connor is expected to redshirt the 2012 season.

"I’m nowhere near where these guys are, so it’s good for me to sit, and I’m learning a lot every day," said O’Connor. "It’s the right thing for sure." O'Connor admitted the speed of the game has been his biggest hurdle thus far, but rooming with likely starter Andrew Maxwell will help his development.
Source: MLive
Mon, Aug 13, 2012 01:04:00 PM

Tyler O’Connor impressed at the Big 33 Classic less than two months before checking in at East Lansing.

O’Connor was named MVP of the all-star event that features the best of graduated high schoolers from Ohio and Pennsylvania. O’Connor is slated to be the Spartans’ No. 3 quarterback behind starter Andrew Maxwell and Connor Cook.
Mon, Jun 18, 2012 09:24:00 PM