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Tyrone Culver
DB #36
Height:
6-1
Weight:
210
College:
Fresno State
Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA
Experience:
7

Biography

FINS FACT
While in high school in Palmdale, Calif., Tyrone participated in a medical magnet program which introduced him to the field of dentistry. Following his playing career, Tyrone hopes to use some of the knowledge gained when he participated in the magnet program to begin a career in the medical field, potentially as an orthodontist.
FINS FACT
While in high school in Palmdale, Calif., Tyrone participated in a medical magnet program which introduced him to the field of dentistry. Following his playing career, Tyrone hopes to use some of the knowledge gained when he participated in the magnet program to begin a career in the medical field, potentially as an orthodontist.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Was re-signed as a free agent on October 21, 2008  . . . Waived by the Dolphins on October 14, 2008 . . . Signed by the Dolphins as a free agent on September 2, 2008 . . . Originally the second of the Packers’ two selections in the sixth round (185th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.

PRO
2010 - Played in a reserve role in 15 games . . . Finished with 13 tackles (11 solo), one pass defensed and a tackle for loss on defense . . . Ranked second on the team with 11 special teams tackles . . . Was inactive for game vs. Tennessee (11/14) . . . Had season-high seven tackles at New England (1/2/10).

2009 - Played in all 16 games with two starts . . . Recorded 19 tackles (16 solo), an interception and four passes defensed . . . Finished fourth on the team with 13 special teams tackles and a fumble recovery . . . Had four tackles and an interception vs. New Orleans (10/25), picking off a Drew Brees pass and returning it 23 yards to set up a Dolphins touchdown . . . Started games at New England (11/8) and vs. Pittsburgh (1/3/10).

2008 - Played in 14 regular season games, all in a reserve role . . . Recorded 26 tackles (24 solo), three passes defensed and an interception . . . Added ten special team tackles . . . Made his Dolphins debut in a special teams role vs. N.Y. Jets (9/7) . . . Was a special teams standout with a season-high three tackles at New England (9/21) . . . Posted first career interception at Denver (11/2), picking off a Jay Cutler pass on the first play of the fourth quarter . . . Had five tackles and a pass defensed vs. New England (11/23) . . . Made six defensive tackles vs. San Francisco (12/14) . . . Finished second on the Dolphins in tackles with six stops at Kansas City (12/21) . . . Contributed to the defensive effort with six tackles at N.Y. Jets (12/28) . . . Played but did not register a tackle in the AFC Wild Card game against Baltimore (1/4/09).

2007 - Injured his shoulder with Packers on punt coverage in preseason finale at Tennessee (8/30) and was placed on injured reserve two days later.

2006 - Played in 14 games, contributing as the Packers’ dime back and also on special teams, and was inactive twice . . . Registered six tackles and broke up a pass . . . Also posted three special teams stops . . . Saw his first NFL action, vs. Chicago (9/10), playing on special teams . . . Made his debut on defense, vs. New Orleans (9/17), playing safety in the dime package, a role he held most of the season . . . Made two solo tackles, the first defensive stops of his career, at Philadelphia (10/2) . . . Inserted in the third quarter for an injured Nick Collins for the remainder of the game  at Buffalo (11/5) and recorded his first career pass defensed . . . Filled in at free safety in the fourth quarter at Seattle (11/27) after Collins left with a hamstring injury.

COLLEGE
Four-year letterwinner (2002-05) and two-year starter at Fresno State . . . A four-time Academic All-Western Athletic Conference selection . . . Played in 51 games for Fresno State with 26 starts . . . Finished his college career with 178 tackles (101 solo), six tackles for loss, four sacks, three fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and five interceptions among 14 passes broken up . . . Earned first-team All-WAC honors as a senior in 2005 . . . Started all 13 games at free safety, recording 44 tackles (23 solo), two sacks, two tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and two interceptions among seven passes broken up . . . As a junior in 2004, started all 12 games at free safety for the Bulldogs and finished second on the team with a career-high 65 tackles (32 solo) . . . Also recorded two tackles for loss, one sack, one fumble recovery returned for a touchdown and one interception among five passes broken up . . . Saw action in 14 games as a sophomore, earning one start . . . Collected 45 tackles (32 solo), two stops for loss, one sack, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed . . . Finished the season with 24 tackles (14 solo) and two interceptions as a reserve free safety . . . Earned the first of four Academic All-WAC honors as well as the Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar Award and Fresno State Scholar-Athlete honors for academic excellence . . . Earned a degree in health science with a pre-dental emphasis.

PERSONAL
Married (Jessica) . . . Has a daughter, Isabella . . . Attended Palmdale High School in Los Angeles County, Calif . . . Captured Golden League Defensive Player of the Year honors as a senior safety (2000) . . . Also earned team MVP honors in 2000 . . . Selected as member of the 2000 Los Angeles Times All-Star Team and was a Los Angeles Daily News All-Star honoree . . . Earned first-team All-CIF and All-Golden League distinction . . . Honored as a Southern Section Scholar-Athlete . . . Also played guard (basketball) and shortstop (baseball) . . . Medical magnet program in high school introduced him to the field of dentistry . . . Aspires to become an orthodontist or chiropractor after football . . . His 39½-inch vertical leap is a testament to his overall athletic ability . . . Plays golf in his spare time, also enjoys fishing, playing video games, going to the beach and is learning to play guitar . . . Has participated in the Miami Dolphins Foundation Fishing and Golf Tournaments and the Dolphins annual Thanksgiving meal giveaway . . . Helped deliver furniture to a family in Homestead selected by the Miami-Dade schools as part of the team’s Rooms To Go program . . . Handed out backpacks to South Florida youth as part of the Kids and Fins Back to School Kickoff event . . . Shopped with a children in need from local schools as part of the Kids and Fins Publix Shopping Spree . . . Participated in the All-Community Team in which he donates a block of tickets for every home game to various youth programs . . . Visited Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital . . . Walked in support of the WalkAbout Autism event at Sun Life Stadium . . . Took part in Pizza and Cupcake Parties in various local schools . . . Full name is Lanell Tyrone Culver, born July 6, 1983 in Lancaster, Calif.
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 80 137 109 28 1 0 10 2 0 24 -- 23
2012 MIA 4 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 MIA 16 36 27 9 1 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2010 MIA 15 25 23 2 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2009 MIA 16 32 25 7 0 -- 4 1 0 23 23 23
2008 MIA 15 35 27 8 0 -- 3 1 0 1 1 1
2006 GB 14 9 7 2 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --

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