Played LB at Lyndon B. Johnson HS. ... Redshirted in 2009. ...
Played in 11 games in 2010 with three starts; two at DT and one at LDE. ...
Registered 13 tackles, two sacks, three TFL and two forced fumbles in
2010. ... Ended the spring listed as Tech's starting DT. ... People
inside the program felt that Hyder was one of the most improved players
in the spring.
Originally committed to Oklahoma. ... Switched to Texas Tech the Sunday
before National Signing Day. ... Signed his NLI in front of several
Oklahoma banners -- his fellow students had no idea that he had
Signed with Cal out of St. Louis HS in 2007. ... Left the program the
following year. ... Earned his associates degree from Butler C.C. ...
Ranked by Rivals.com as the top junior college DL in the class of 2010.
... Signed with Tech in December but did not enroll until the next
summer. ... Surprised Tech coaches with how quickly he picked up the
defense during his fall camp and how well he played with leverage. ...
Played in four games in 2010 with one start at LDE. ... Had a standout
game against Texas, logging six tackles, two sacks, three TFL and a
pick. ... Is just the second Tech defensive lineman since 2000 to have
an interception and a sack in the same game. ... Registered 14 tackles,
three sacks, four TFL and an interception in 2010. ... Was suspended for
a violation of team rules in the days leading up to Tech's game against
Baylor. ... Not listed in Tech's post-spring two-deep. ... Will miss the
first four games of the 2011 season as part of his 2010 suspension.
Former four-star prospect. ... Was originally committed to Michigan
before switching to Tech on National Signing Day 2009. ... Redshirted in
2009. ... Played in seven games in 2010 with five starts; three at NT,
one at RDE and another at LDE. ... Logged two sacks and three TFL in his
collegiate debut against Colorado. ... Registered 14 tackles, three TFL
and two sacks in 2010. ... Missed much of the spring and the spring game
due to a leg injury. ... There is some concern inside the program about
whether or not he can stay healthy. ... Ended the spring listed second
on the depth chart at NT behind Donald Langley. ... Beloved within the
team because of his upbeat and positive presence in the locker room and
Originally committed to Indiana, but re-opened his recruitment after the
dismissal of that program's coaching staff. ... Officially visited Penn
State before deciding on Tech. ... Signed with the Red Raiders the day
after National Signing Day without having ever visited the campus.
Was born in Liberia. ... Signed with Tennessee out of Seneca Valley HS
in 2007. ... Left the program in 2009. ... Transferred to Copiah-Lincoln
CC. ... Logged 36 tackles, eight sacks, three forced fumbles and an
interception in 2009. ... Signed with Tech at midterm and went through
the team's spring practices. ... Played in all 13 games with six starts;
three at LDE, two at DT and another at NT. ... Registered 14 tackles and
one quarterback hurry in 2010. ... Ended the spring listed as Tech's
Signed with Miami (Fla.) out of Fossil Ridge HS in 2007. ... Transferred
to Tech before 2008 season. ... Was granted immediate eligibility by the
NCAA. ... Appeared in just 15 games in his first two seasons, notching
11 tackles and two TFL. ... Played in 10 games with one start in 2010.
... Registered three tackles and a pass breakup in 2010. ... Not listed
in Tech's post-spring two-deep.