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Nyle Wiren


Nyle Wiren
Photo by Chris Arnold
AFL Experience: 2nd season
Height: 6-2
Weight: 250
Date of Birth: 2/8/73
College: Kansas State


1998: Began the season on injured reserve with a knee injury, missing the first two weeks of the season... Made his Arena Football debut against Houston (7/16), starting on the line with Willie Wyatt and Sylvester Bembery... Recorded no stats but saw significant playing time on both sides of the ball...At Florida (5/23), he recorded an assist and saw time on the line, as well as at linebacker and fullback... Made a tackle and two assists and saw considerable action at New Jersey (7/30)...Made one solo tackle on defense against New York (6/6)...Had one tackle at Orlando (7/12)...Made a tackle and two assists and broke up the first pass of his Arena Football career against Albany (6/20)...Posted two assists, including one for a loss, against the Bobcats (7/12)..Recovered a fumble on a kickoff return by Darren Hughes late in the fourth quarter of that game...Deactivated for four of the last six games---against Orlando (6/27), Houston (7/2), Iowa (7/25) and Grand Rapids (8/1)...Deactive for all three postseason games.

1999: Was on the Refused to Report list for the first two games of the season, but returned to the active roster on May 14, one day before the Storm's third game of the season, against the Florida Bobcats... Played against Florida (5/15) but did not record any statistics.

Other Pro Experience: Played with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League in 1997.

College: Is Kansas State's all-time leader in sacks...Selected to the Big XII first team by the coaches and media in 1996...Was Honorable Mention All-America by Athlon in 1996...Named the conference's Defensive Player of the Week twice in 1996, against Kansas (11/9) and after the Wildcats' first game of the season against Texas Tech (8/31)...His honors against Tech gave him a place in history as the conference's first-ever Defensive Player of the Week...Fought through injuries throughout the 1995 season, but still finished fourth in the Big Eight conference with eight sacks...Named All-Big Eight in 1994, leading the 'Cats in tackles for losses with 15...He finished second on K-State behind current Portland Forest Dragon Tim Colston in sacks with seven...Was a member of the first class in KSU history to participate in four consecutive bowl games (Copper, Aloha, Holiday, Cotton)...Began his K-State career at fullback before being switched to the DL.

Personal: Was an all-city selection as a wingback and wide receiver at North High school in Wichita, Kan...Rushed 22 times for 289 yards (13.1 yds/carry) and also returned punts and kickoffs...Was one of the top 16 heavyweight wrestlers in the nation while in high school...Nicknamed "De-Nyle"...Is involved with Big Brothers...Resides in Tampa...Spent the offseason between the 1998 and 1999 seasons working as an extra on the set of the Oliver Stone film On Any Given Sunday.

AFL Statistics


Date  Opponent    TKL   AST   SKS   YDS FF-FR   INT   YDS  TD
5/15  Florida       0     0     0     0   0-0     0     0   0
CAREER TOTALS       0     0     0     0   0-0     0     0   0



Year  Team        TKL   AST   SKS   YDS FF-FR   INT   YDS  TD
1998  Tampa Bay     4     7     0     0   0-1     0     0   0
1999  Tampa Bay     0     0     0     0   0-0     0     0   0
CAREER TOTALS       4     7     0     0   0-1     0     0   0

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