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Tackling The ACC's Top Defensive Performances Week 1

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Virginia Tech held Alabama's offense to 14 points, 206 total yards and only 11 first downs in its season-opening loss. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images.
Virginia Tech held Alabama's offense to 14 points, 206 total yards and only 11 first downs in its season-opening loss. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images.

Week 1 stats: 8 tackles (3 solo), 1 sack

There were not a lot of bright spots for Virginia Tech as it was run over by No. 1 Alabama, but Tyler showed some surprising ability to diagnose plays. He hits the hole strong and is a sure tackler. He also showed he has the ability to make plays in the backfield, with 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack.