Moved into the starting spot at left tackle in 2007, a position he manned in 2008 and is slated to start at in 2009... brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the offensive line, appearing in 28 games over the past three years... gained valuable experience as a freshman... moved into the starting line-up as a freshman when the offensive line was hit by injuries... started last seven games of 2006 at left guard.
2008: Appeared in eight games as a junior, starting two... key component of an offensive line that helped sophomore running back Xavier Martin become the sixth Ram to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a season and protected junior quarterback John Skelton, who set the Fordham career record for passing yards, accumulating 6,215 yards.
2007: Appeared in all 12 games as a sophomore, starting eleven at left tackle... key fixture on an offensive line that helped quarterback John Skelton throw for over 2,600 yards and 22 touchdowns... also helped Rams rush for over 2,000 yards.
2006: Appeared in eight games as a freshman, starting seven at left guard... helped Fordham rush for over 1,300 yards and pass for 1,482 more.
Before Fordham: A graduate of Conestoga High School in Berwyn, Pennsylvania where he was a three-year varsity starter in football... named First Team All-Central League in 2005 at both offensive tackle and defensive tackle... named to the 2005 All-Star Team by Main Line Life and Main Line Times... recorded 92 total tackles and 11 sacks as a senior... helped lead the team to the 2004 and 2005 Central League championship... received the Most Inspirational to Others Award in 2005... member of the school's Honor Roll.
Personal: Born January 25, 1988... son of Oksana and Alex Tyshovnytsky... has an older brother (Dan)... a Business Administration major.