|Other College:||USC Upstate|
Graduate transfer from USC Upstate who was Clemson’s midweek starter in 2017 ... in 198.2 innings pitched over 48 appearances (32 starts) and three seasons, including two at USC Upstate and one at Clemson, he had a 13-9 record and 4.76 ERA while allowing 234 hits (.287 opponents’ batting average) and 39 walks with 179 strikeouts.
2017: Signed a free-agent contract with the Seattle Mariners in June ... All-ACC Academic selection ... had a 9-1 record and 3.56 ERA in 19 appearances (13 starts) ... in 83.1 innings pitched, he allowed 82 hits (.249 opponents’ batting average) and 10 walks with 68 strikeouts ... first in Tiger history in walks per nine innings pitched (1.08) and third in strikeout-to-walk ratio (6.80) ... 12th in the nation in strikeout-to-walk ratio and 14th in walks per nine innings pitched ... tied for third in the ACC in wins, tied for third in shutouts (1) and tied for fourth in complete games (1) ... led the team in wins ... Clemson had a 13-0 record in his 13 starts ... only walked two of the 87 leadoff batters he faced ... pitched 7.0 innings in a starting role, allowing three hits, one run and a walk with nine strikeouts to earn his first win as a Tiger against Wofford on Feb. 28 ... pitched 6.1 innings in a starting role, allowing one earned run and no walks with nine strikeouts to earn the win against Michigan State at Greenville, S.C., on March 8 ... pitched 5.0 innings in a starting role with four strikeouts to earn the win at College of Charleston on March 21 ... pitched 6.2 innings in a starting role, allowing five hits, no runs and one walk with four strikeouts to earn the win against Furman on March 28 ... pitched 7.2 innings in a starting role, allowing four hits, no runs and no walks with five strikeouts to earn the win at Georgia on April 4 ... pitched 6.2 innings in a starting role, allowing one earned run and no walks with seven strikeouts to earn the win against Georgia on April 19 ... pitched 7.0 innings in a starting role, allowing two runs and one walk with four strikeouts to earn the win against College of Charleston on April 25 ... pitched 1.2 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs and no walks with two strikeouts against Nevada on May 6 ... pitched 5.1 innings in a starting role, allowing one walk with four strikeouts to earn the win at Furman on May 9 ... pitched a two-hit shutout with three strikeouts against one walk to earn the win against Vanderbilt in the Clemson Regional on June 4; threw just 108 pitches and gave up only two singles; earned Clemson Regional All-Tournament honors.
Before Clemson: Played two seasons (2015,16) at USC Upstate, where he was coached by Matt Fincher and was 4-8 with a 5.62 ERA and 111 strikeouts against 29 walks in 115.1 innings pitched over 29 appearances (19 starts) ... Atlantic Sun Conference Co-Pitcher-of-the-Year in 2016 ... All-Atlantic Sun Conference in 2016, when he was 4-3 with a 4.10 ERA and school-record 86 strikeouts against 17 walks in 74.2 innings pitched over 13 appearances (11 starts) ... played one season (2014) at USC Lancaster, where he was coached by Steve Williams ... had a 1.80 ERA and 70 strikeouts against four walks in 47.0 innings pitched at USC Lancaster ... member of the 2013 South Carolina baseball team, where he was coached by Chad Holbrook, but did not appear in a game ... member of the 2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll with the Gamecocks ... all-state as a junior and senior at Wren High School ... North-South All-Star Game participant ... had an 8-2 record, a 1.64 ERA and 47 strikeouts as a senior ... No. 16 player in South Carolina by Perfect Game ... No. 7 righthander in South Carolina by Diamond Prospects ... lettered four times in baseball and two times in basketball at Wren High School, where he was coached by Randy Thompson.
Personal: Majoring in athletic leadership ... born Tyler Samuel Jackson on Oct. 22, 1993 in Piedmont, S.C.