2008 (Junior) - Played in every game as a backup WR-Z and on special teams ... rushed seven times for 38 yards and averaged 5.4 yards per carry ... three carries for 13 yards at UNLV, including his career-long run of nine yards ... two carries for 10 yards at Navy ... led the team in special teams tackles with 11, all unassisted.
2007 (Sophomore) - Played in all 13 games ... listed No. 2 at strong safety behind Chris Thomas ... had nine tackles, including three unassisted, on the season ... played on several special teams units ... four of his nine tackles were on special teams... career-best two tackles vs. Utah.
2006 (Freshman) - Suffered an ankle injury the first week of the season and was forced to sit out the rest of the year. High School - Lettered four years in football and wrestling, three years in track, two in baseball and one in swimming ... all-area ... northwest Georgia student-athlete of the year ... state wrestling champion in the 171 weight class ... Who's Who Among High School Athletes ... high school football coach was Tommy Atha ... National and Cum Laude society member.
Personal - Parents are Tony and Michelle Hyder ... member of Cadet Squadron 33 ... has one sister, Bethany ... major is management with a minor in Spanish ... went to Moody AFB, Ga., on Operation Air Force last summer ... also worked Basic Cadet Training and took a law class ... favorite classes are biology and investments ... favorite TV shows are The Office, Lost and SportsCenter ... listens to Incubus and Lil' Wayne before games ... favorite movies are Good Will Hunting, The Sandlot and Heavyweights ... hobbies are wakeboarding, snowboarding and jet skiing ... favorite athlete is former Denver Bronco safety John Lynch ... favorite non-traditional sport to watch is the Winter X-games.
Hyder's Career Rushing Statistics
Year G Att. Yds Avg TD LG 2008 13 7 38 5.4 0 9 (UNLV)
Hyder's Career Defensive Statistics
Year G U-AT TT TFL Sacks Int FF/R 2008 13 11-0 11 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0 0/1 2007 12 3-6 9 0-0 0.0-0 0-0 0/0 Totals 25 14-6 20 0-0 0-0 0-0 0/1