Has contributed as a backup linebacker and on special teams ... Came to Kentucky as a quarterback, he moved to linebacker midway through the 2010 season ... Has good size and his QB background is an obvious asset in understanding offensive schemes ... Has played in 20 games, including one start ... Good student who is a two-year member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2012 (Sophomore): Played in nine games, including one start ... Made four tackles vs. Louisville ... Had a pass breakup in the win over Kent State.
2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in 11 games, mostly on special teams.
2010 (Freshman): Redshirt season ... Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week prior to the Auburn game.
High School: First-team all-state quarterback in Division VI by The Associated Press and also named Division VI Offensive Player of the Year ... Second-team all-state by OhioVarsity.com ... Led Wynford HS to a 12-1 record and the third round of the state playoffs as a senior ... Dual-threat quarterback completed 55.5 percent of his passes for 1,731 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior while rushing for 1,340 yards and 26 TDs ... Set school single-season and career records for completions, passing yards and touchdown passes ... Completed 57.7 percent of his passes during his career, good for 5,519 yards and 56 touchdowns ... Rushed for 2,259 yards and 40 TDs during his career ... Also played strong safety, kicker and punter ... First-team all-conference as a junior and senior, second team as a sophomore ... Listed as the nation's No. 34 tight end by Scout.com ... The No. 119 overall prospect in the six-state Midwest area by SuperPrep ... "A terrific all-around athlete with a live arm, great feet and good leadership skills," wrote recruiting analyst Tom Lemming on MaxPreps.com ... Coached by Travis Moyer ... Teammate of current Wildcat Teven Eatmon-Nared ... Also an all-conference performer in basketball ... Valedictorian of his senior class graduated with a 4.0 grade-point average ... Vice-president of the senior class ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born in Tiffin, Ohio ... Name is pronounced "BROW-zee" ... Son of Bryan and Sue Brause ... Major is kinesiology.
Community Cats: Participated with the Christian Appalachian Project for Pike County (2010) and the Big Blue U Move-In (2011).
Tyler Says ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: physical therapist ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: how passionate the fans are ... Something people might not know about me is: I was born on the 4th of July ... If I could be on any reality TV show I would choose: Pawn Stars ... The one thing I like most about football is: the friendships it creates and the intangibles it teaches ... My hidden talent is: juggling.