2016 (JUNIOR): Played in 11 games … registered five receptions for 114 yards … led the team in yards per reception (22.8) … caught a pair of passes for 61 yards, including a season-long 54-yard catch against Army … recorded a 31-yard grab against FIU … hauled in a 17-yard catch at no. 11 Texas … returned a punt 14 yards against North Texas.

Started all 12 games … caught 21 passes for 395 yards, three touchdowns and a team-leading 18.8 yards per reception … after not posting any receptions the first two games of 2015, breakout game came during a come-from-behind, overtime victory at rival NM State, tallying 61 yards on a career-high four receptions, including a key 30-yard catch that helped set up the game-tying score late in the fourth quarter … posted a career-best 143 yards and a pair of scores on three catches during a win against Florida Atlantic, including a career-long 76-yard touchdown (first collegiate trip to the end zone) … averaged 47.7 yards per catch against FAU, the second-best performance in Conference USA in 2015 … recorded a score at Old Dominion, a seven-yard catch … registered 69 yards on four receptions during a win against Incarnate Word … followed with four more catches for 67 yards versus UTSA.

2014 (FRESHMAN): Played in 13 games as a true freshman ... caught an 11-yard pass at Kansas State ... led team to New Mexico Bowl, its first since 2010.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Tabbed first team All-District 13-5A for Westfield High School ... a two-year varsity letterwinner ... posted 18 receptions for 351 yards and three touchdowns as a senior, averaging 19.5 yards per reception in a predominantly rushing offense... hauled in a career-long 67-yard pass for a touchdown during a 35-7 victory over Klein Oak High School ... caught four passes for 69 yards (17.3 average) in a 44-17 win over Atascocita ... efforts helped Westfield High School forge a 13-1 overall record and an 8-0 district mark ... named one of Houston's top 100 football recruits by the Houston Chronicle ... competed on the track and field team in the 200-meter dash ... finished ninth in the nation in 1500m at the 2006 Junior Olympics. 

Full name is Tyler Aakeem Batson … son of Jennifer Gibson … has one brother and one sister … mother Jennifer participated at the 1977 CARIFTA Games, winning gold in the 1500m and silver in the 800m for the Barbados National Team … born in Barbados … multidisciplinary studies major.


Tyler Batson

Tyler  Batson


Spring, Texas

High School:
Westfield HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 205



Multidisciplinary Studies

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