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Fifteen Nittany Lions from 2017 senior class earn opportunities with NFL teams
Penn State beats Indiana, 45-14, to improve to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the Big Ten
Barkley totals 246 all-purpose yards, while defense yields just 159 yards in shutout
Awards: Earned the Tim Shaw Thrive Award, awarded to the student-athlete who has overcome adversities and been an inspiration to his fellow teammates, at the annual team banquet.
Season: Appeared in all 13 games.
Akron (9/2): Had career highs in tackles (5), tackles for loss (3.0) and logged his first career sack...Combined with Curtis Cothran for a first-quarter sack...Posted a pair of solo tackles for loss in the fourth quarter...Combined with Manny Bowen on a first-quarter tackle for loss...Five tackles tied for team high...Was a part of a defense that logged 14.0 tackles for loss, the most since recording 15.0 vs. Temple in 2015...Part of a defense that logged a season-opening shutout for the first time since 2007 (FIU, 59-0). Georgia State (9/16): Made one tackle. Indiana (9/30): Logged the first pass breakup of his career in the third quarter...Added one quarterback hurry. at Northwestern (10/7): Had one quarterback hurry. Michigan (10/21): Made one stop...Part of a defensive line that earned the coaching staff's Defensive Player of the Week. at Ohio State (10/28): Collected three tackles, including one solo stop. at Michigan State (11/4): Totaled three tackles...Had 1.5 tackles for loss, including a half a sack...Combined with Yetur Gross-Matos for a second-quarter sack of Brian Lewerke...Had a solo stop of LJ Scott behind the line of scrimmage in the second quarter...Added one quarterback hurry. Rutgers (11/11): Notched two stops...Had a pass breakup. Nebraska (11/18): Posted one stop, a solo quarterback takedown of Tanner Lee in the fourth quarter, for his first career solo sack. at Maryland (11/25): Made two tackles. vs. Washington (12/30): Sacked Jake Browning in the first quarter for his lone tackle in the game.
➤ 2016 ➤ Junior Season
Season: Appeared in all 14 games.
Kent State (9/3): Made his Penn State debut...Totaled two tackles. at Pitt (9/10): Had one stop. at Michigan (9/24): Tied a career high with two stops. Minnesota (10/1): Made one tackle. Maryland (10/8): Recorded his first career tackle for loss late in the third quarter for his only stop of the game. Ohio State (10/22): Made one tackle. Iowa (11/5): Notched one tackle. at Indiana (11/12): Made one tackle. Michigan State (11/26): Made one tackle. vs. USC (1/2): Had two tackles.
➤ 2014-15 ➤ Nassau Community College
Helped Nassau Community College to the Northeast Football Conference Championship with a perfect 10-0 record...Selected All-Northeast Football Conference first team at defensive tackle as a sophomore...Collected all-conference second team accolades as a freshman...Was the Sept. 22, 2014 Northeast Football Conference Special Teams Player of the Week...Recorded 39 tackles, including 26 solo, with 12.0 tackles for loss and 6.0 sacks in his sophomore season...Forced two fumbles in 2015...Had a season-high 3.0 sacks against Monroe College...Made 23 tackles with 6.0 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and one pass breakup as a freshman...Ranked as the No. 3 recruit in Virginia, No. 4 defensive tackle and No. 38 player overall by 247Sports...Rated as the No. 12 Junior College prospect by Scout...Ranked 32nd in the ESPN JC50, including being the No. 4 DT.
➤ 2013 ➤ Virginia
➤ High School
Played a post-graduate season at Fork Union Military Academy under head coach John Shuman...Saw time on both sides of the ball as an offensive guard and defensive tackle for head coach Stu Brown at Varina High School...Earned All-District first team honors as an offensive lineman as a senior...Was an All-Region first team selection on both the offensive and defensive lines in his final season at Varina...Selected as a Touchdown Club of Richmond first-team defensive lineman...Claimed All-Metro first team accolades on both the offensive and defensive line...Was a four-star recruit with a rating of the No. 9 prep player in the country by 247Sports...Three-star prospect by Rivals and ESPN.
Full name is Tyrell Dominique Chavis...Son of Marie Chavis...Has one brother, Robert Chavis...Majoring in African American studies...Born June 15, 1994 in Richmond, Virginia.