Played in 29 games, 23 of which were starts ... All 23 starts were in right field ... Batted seventh in lineup nine times and sixth in six games ... Also batted three times in both third and fifth spots and one time in both second and fourth spots ... Made first start in third game of season vs. Duke (2/20) ... Didn't make next start until March 24 vs. UTSA, but that game started string of 22 starts in next 25 team games ... Final game before being declared ineligible was April 30 vs. Texas ... Hit .404 (36-for-89) overall ... Collected seven doubles, one triple, 10 RBI and 19 runs scored ... One of three players to accrue more walks (9) than strikeouts (8) ... Second on team with .364 (20-for-55) batting average in Big 12 play ... Despite playing in just 16 of team's 25 conference games, tied for third in runs scored (15), doubles (5) and stolen bases (2) in conference play ... Also ranked third with .426 on-base percentage in league play ... Seventh on team with 12 multi-hit games ... Tied for second on team with four three-hit games ... Got first collegiate hit with pinch-hit single vs. Louisiana Tech (3/3) ... Came off bench and singled in only at-bat vs. Illinois-Chicago (3/14) ... In second career start, went 3-for-3 vs. UTSA (3/24) ... Doubled, drove in one and scored run in series opener vs. Kansas (3/26) ... Singled twice and scored once in win over Kansas (3/27) ... Drew pair of walks in series finale vs. Jayhawks (3/28) ... Went 5-for-8 with double, walk, four runs and one RBI in doubleheader sweep at Missouri (4/3) ... Singled twice and drove in pair of runs vs. Texas State (4/6) ... Went 1-for-3 with two walks, stolen base and three runs scored in win over No. 23 Texas A&M (4/10) ... Singled twice and scored game-winning run in series-clinching win vs. Aggies (4/11) ... Went 2-for-4 with one RBI and one run vs. UT Arlington (4/14) ... Went 2-for-3 with double, walk, RBI and run scored at Texas State (4/21) ... Doubled twice as part of 3-for-5 effort with two runs and one RBI in series-opening win over Nebraska (4/23) ... Singled twice and scored run to help Bears win series finale over Nebraska (4/25) ... Went 2-for-5 with double and two RBI at No. 11 TCU (4/27) ... Singled three times, drove in one and scored run in win over TCU (4/28) ... Tripled in series opener against No. 2 Texas, extending hitting streak to seven games in final game.
Played outfield for head coaches Che' Hendrix and Stan Gideon at Northwest High School in Justin, Texas ... Four-year letterwinner ... Helped Texans to 2006 area championship ... Three-time all-district 5-5A ... Named Class 5A second-team all-state following senior season ... Hit .430 with 16 home runs and 35 doubles during high school career ... Named team MVP in 2008 after hitting .405 with five home runs, 13 doubles and 18 RBI ... Also played running back and punted for two years on football team and lettered one year as pole vaulter on track squad ... Earned district 5-5A championship as member of track team ... First-team all-district 5-5A as punter and running back on football team ... Named 579th-best prospect nationally by Perfect Game Cross Checker ... Played on same summer league team as fellow Bears Max Muncy and Josh Turley.
Full name is Tyler James Collins ... Born June 6, 1990, in Lubbock, Texas ... Son of Scott and Karen Collins ... Secondary education major.