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Penn State All 105: T(E1)yler Warren

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Tyler Warren has been waiting for this for a while.

When he got to Penn State before the 2021 season, Brenton Strange was the team’s No. 1 tight end.

Strange remained in that position through the end of the 2022 season.

After that, Theo Johnson took over.

Although Warren put up solid numbers for Penn State through his first three seasons, he was never the No. 1 tight end.

This season, he will be. Warren’s the latest subject of All 105, a Nittany Sports Now series profiling each Penn State football player.

Height: 6-foot-6

Weight: 257 pounds

Hometown: Mechanicsville, Virginia

Before Penn State: Along with being an All-State baseball player and four-time All-Region selection in basketball, Warren captained the football team in three of his four seasons at Atlee High School. He had a successful career at Atlee, three times earning all-region honors and twice making all-state.

Warren played quarterback in high school, which is far different from his current position at Penn State. A duel threat, Warren threw for 1,149 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior and also rushed for 677 yards and 10 scores that season. 

ESPN rated Tyler Warren as a four-star recruit and Virginia’s No. 7 Class of 2020 player. Rivals and 247Sports had him as a three-star. He committed to Penn State the day before the Fourth of July in 2019.

2020: Warren played in two of Penn State’s nine games in a pandemic-shortened season, making his college debut against Iowa at Beaver Stadium Nov. 21.

2021: Tyler Warren, along with Theo Johnson and Brenton Strange, received playing time at tight end for Penn State.

Warren appeared in 11 of Penn State’s 13 games, catching five passes for 61 yards and scoring his first touchdown– a rushing score– against Auburn Sept. 18. 

Warren later had his first touchdown catch against Michigan Nov. 13.

2022: Warren played in 12 of Penn State’s 13 games, starting three. He ended the year with 123 yards and three touchdowns on 10 catches. Perhaps the highlight of his season was when he caught a career-long 38-yard touchdown pass in Penn State’s White Out win over Minnesota, the longest catch of his career.

2023: Warren caught seven touchdown passes, which not only tied Johnson for the team lead but is tied for third in Penn State history for tight ends. Warren also was second on the team with 422 yards receiving and caught 34 passes, which also tied for second with Johnson.

Where he stands: Last season, Johnson and Warren— in whatever order— were 1A and 1B.

Now, Warren is generally thought to be Penn State’s undisputed leader at tight end.

The question now is how good can Warren be?

Some feel he can be one of, if not the first tight end drafted in 2025.

A quote by Warren: “I’m more of a quiet guy and lead by example. So I think stepping out of my comfort zone is important and trying to be a vocal guy.” — Warren to reporters after a spring practice this past April via Greg Pickel of Blue-White Illustrated.

A quote about Warren: ”I think he’s got a shot to go down as one of the best that we’ve had at that position. I really do. I believe that. I’ve thought that for a long time.” — Penn State strength coach Chuck Losey last month, via Mark Brennan of Lions247.

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