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Signing Day Ceremony For Tyler High School Athletes
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Signing Day Ceremony For Tyler High School Athletes

May 10, 2023

Tyler, TX – Tyler High School senior athletes signed letters of intent to play football at the collegiate level today. The signing ceremony took place in the theatre before the athletes’ families, coaches, and teammates.

Tyler High athletes signing letters of intent include:

Tory Howland, Football – Centenary College


2022 Season: Linebacker & Defensive End: 49 total tackles (18 solo/31 assists); 4 tackles for loss; 1 sack; 2 QB pressures; 1 pass break up

2021 Season: Linebacker: 48 total tackles (18 solo/30 assists); 1 pass break up

Tyler High Coach Travon Brown: “Tory Howland is a great example of a student-athlete who has excelled on and off the field! He will continue to grow to be a great example of the CUJO spirit!”

Xavier Tatum, Football – Louisiana Tech University


2022 Season: Safety: 47 total tackles (35 solo/12 assists); 3 pass break ups

2021 Season: Safety: 69 tackles (42 solo/27 assists); 4 tackles for loss; 1 interception


2022: 7-5A Division I First Team All-District Safety; 4 pass break ups; 1 forced fumble; 1 fumble recovery

Tyler High School Coach Jamal Kennedy said: “Xavier Tatum is a student-athlete that shows competitiveness, leadership, and character on and off the field. He represents his family and the Tyler Lion program with great honor. We at Tyler High wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

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