Massive nose tackle that takes up a lot of space on the defensive line ... Has athletic ability that is rare for a player his size ... Had an outstanding spring and goes into 2019 expecting to see plenty of action at nose tackle along with true freshman Siaki Ika ... Extremely strong and powerful and requires the attention many times of more than one blocker ... Gobbles up offensive linemen paving the way for linebackers to make plays ... Tremendous upside and has the potential to become a dominant defensive lineman for the Tigers ... For career, has seen action in six games with nine tackles and 1.5 sacks.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2018)
Played in six games as a redshirt freshman in 2018 ... Saw action in LSU’s final four games of year with good results ... Had career-best four tackles in win over Rice, which included his first career sack ... Followed that with three tackles vs. Texas A&M and then closed out season with a tackle and a half-sack for a 2-yard loss in the Fiesta Bowl.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2017)
Redshirted as a true freshman season in 2017.
Five-star recruit according to Rivals ... Four-star prospect per 247Sports, Scout and ESPN ... Consensus No. 1 player in Louisiana ... Ranked No. 24 in the ESPN 300 ... Invited to the Under Armour All-America Game where he posted five tackles, including one for a loss ... Voted to the All-USA Louisiana First Team Defense ... Received an invitation to The Opening, a premier Nike showcase camp held in Oregon during the summer ... Member of the boys basketball team at Notre Dame ... Coached by Louisiana High School Hall of Fame coach Lewis Cook at Notre Dame ... Helped the Pioneers to a 13-1 record, including a 7-0 record in district in 2016 ... Coached by former LSU standout Trev Faulk at Northside, who played linebacker for the Tigers from 1999-2001 ... Faulk finished his career with 300 tackles and was a member of LSU's 2001 SEC title team.
Born July 22, 1998 ... Majoring in sport administration.
Tyler Shelvin’s Career Highs
Tackles: 4 vs. Rice, 2018
Tackles for loss: 1.0 vs. Rice, 2018
Sacks: 1.0 vs. Rice, 2018