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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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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. Jun 20 - 5:08 PM
Source: FOX Sports

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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.
Source: ESPN.com
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.
Source: mlive.com
Mon, Jun 18, 2012 09:24:00 PM