2015 — Returned to the starting lineup at his familiar left tackle outpost vs. Eastern Washington for the first time in over a year and it didn't take long for him to regain his form . . . Jumped to the top of the Outland Trophy rankings after the season opener according to a statistical analysis designed to create awareness for the nation's top interior lineman award.
2014 — The lingering effects from a 2013 injury hampered his ability to return at full strength and forced him to the sidelines for his junior campaign . . . Oregon's lone returning starter remaining from the 2012 season took part in the 2015 spring workouts on a limited basis.
2013 —Extended his string of consecutive starts to 26 games at left tackle before he was forced to an early exit in the Alamo Bowl win over Texas . . . The two-time honorable mention academic all-conference choice was bestowed second-team Pac-12 all-league accolades by Athlons as well as honorable mention all-conference recognition by the league coaches . . . Starting all 13 games in 2013, he eclipsed 80 snaps in four of Oregon’s final seven regular-season appearances, including 83 plays against both Washington and Oregon State . . . Served as a key component on an experienced offensive line that helped the Ducks accumulate a single-game school record 772 total yards vs. Nicholls . . . He also helped Oregon lead the Pac-12 in rushing (273.5 ypg), total offense (565.0 ypg) and scoring (45.5 ppg) while ranking third in the fewest quarterback sacks allowed (1.38 avg.).
2012 — Afforded Freshman All-America acclaim after making his collegiate debut in season’s opening win vs. Arkansas State and remained as a left tackle starter for all 13 games . . . The youngest member of an interior line that paved the way for an offense ranked third in the country in rushing (315.23) and second in scoring (49.54) enroute to a Fiesta Bowl triumph over Kansas State . . . Earning first-team Pac-12 all-conference acclaim by one publication, helped lead the way for a unit that elipsed 400 yards on the ground on four occasions and shared the nation’s lead in rushing touchdowns (48) . . . Athletic ability epitomized by driving USC defender to the outside to allow Kenjon Barner to cut back and and score a fourth-quarter 30-yard TD run . . . One of only three players to earn Oregon Elite status for improvement in every phase of off-season conditioning (power, strength, speed and agility) compared with previous year . . . Combined three separate lifts to clear over 1,100 lbs. to go along with 31-inch vertical leap.
2011 — Offensive scout team player of the week for prep work ahead of team’s win over Nevada.
BEFORE OREGON — A two-year letterwinner in football under head coach Steve Belles at Hamilton High School … Garnered four stars from Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com, and three stars from ESPN … Ranked as the 16th-best prep offensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com and No. 22 by Scout.com … Considered the No. 5 player in the state of Arizona by Rivals.com … PrepStar Magazine All-West Region … Helped the Huskies to back-to-back state titles and a 29-1 overall record during his junior and senior seasons, ending his prep career as a part of 25 consecutive victories … As a senior in 2010, was named to the All-5A Fiesta Region football team as a long snapper … Helped pave the way for a rushing offense that averaged nearly 264 yards per game and 7.4 yards per carry while totaling 46 rushing touchdowns … Earned honorable mention accolades at offensive tackle during junior season, as well as All-Region first-team honors as a long snapper … Hamilton averaged more than 280 yards per game on the ground and scored 54 rushing touchdowns.
PERSONAL — Born Tyler Kevin Johnstone in Chandler, Ariz. Parents: Kevin and Wendy Johnstone. Family: Two sisters. High School (Coach): Hamilton (Steve Belles), 2011. Major: General Social Science and Psychology.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Outland Trophy Watch List (Nation's Top Interior Lineman)
Rotary Lombardi Trophy Watch List (National Lineman Award)
2nd-Team Pac-12 Conference (Athlon's)
Academic All-Confernece HM
Freshman All-America (CBSSports.com, FOXSportsNEXT.com, Sporting News)
Pac-12 1st-Team All-Conference (Phil Steele)
Acadamic All-Conference HM