University of New Haven #52
Tyler Condit, 5’11, 235 lbs, a New Jersey Native from Caldwell, N.J, Is a NCAA Division II standout at the University of New Haven. Last season he was College Football USA All-American Honorable Mention, Greater New Haven Defensive Player of the Year, Northeast-10 Conference First Team defense. He recorded the second highest single season total in New Haven History with 133 tackles… This season he’s on pace for 150 tackles. This being his Junior season, he has one more year to cement his status as a presence in the middle of the field. We at interstateofgreen.com like to recognize this young budding talent, and Tyler Condit is no exception.
IOG: Tell me a little bit about how you got involved in the game of football?
Tyler: I got involved in Football around the age of 5 and fell in love immediately. I was born into a “Football Family” my uncle was the offensive coordinator at my local high school and my cousin was a star player who later went on to play at Marist College. My parents had always supported my love of the game and that has continued up through college.
IOG: You were Red Shirted your freshman year and since then have improved yearly and now are one of the best at your position at the Division II level, what do you credit that to?
Tyler: I credit that to just continuing to work hard and get better each day. At the time, I was upset that I wasn’t playing in games but in the long run, Redshirting was the best thing that ever happened to me, I was able to learn form the older guys and get a true understanding of what it takes to succeed at the college level. I also used this time to dedicate myself to the weight room.
IOG: This season you already have 90 tackles in 6 games, describe to me what it is about your play style that allows you to get to the ball so quickly?
Tyler: I credit countless hours of film study to getting to the ball so quickly. I also credit my relentless pursuit to the ball, I play every play like it’s my last.
IOG: What do you feel your biggest strengths and weaknesses are on the field?
Tyler: My biggest strength on the field is my tackling ability and my ability to diagnose plays quickly. My biggest weakness on the field is playing off cut blocks.
IOG: Off the field, who is Tyler Condit?
Tyler: Off the field, I like to spend my time with friends and family. Although cliché answer, I really enjoy working out in my free time. I have squatted 605 pounds and hang cleaned 365 pounds.
IOG: You have one year of NCAA eligibility left after this, what is your plans post college football?
Tyler: I would like to continue playing football as long as I can, it is a game that means so much to me. If that doesn’t work out, I wasn’t to work/own a Strength and Conditioning facility specifically catered to athletes.
IOG: Any last words to the readers of Interstate of Green?
Tyler: Yes, Thank you guys for having me on!
You can follow Tyler on twitter @Tylercondit52. Please also check out these highlights of Tyler to the left as we continue to support him on his journey through NCAA football on his path to the NFL.