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Senior safety Mike Tyson looking to be a leader for the team and on defense his last season with the Bearcats

Bearcat Insider was able to catch up with senior safety Mike Tyson following a recent practice at camp Higher Ground. Tyson talks about being a leader for the Bearcats, what games he's most looking forward to, his role on the team, and more. Check out the full interview!

Bearcat Insider was able to catch up with senior safety Mike Tyson following practice #13 at camp Higher Ground. Tyson played in 10 of the 12 games last season and made 28 tackles. He's a leader on the team and is always encouraging and motivating his teammates. He's looking forward to some big games where the Bearcats will be able to prove that they are a great team. It's going to be a big year for Tyson, he's going to lead the defense and the entire team to victory. Check out what he had to say:

Bearcat Insider: How is camp going for you so far?

Tyson: "Camp is going well, I am just trying to be a leader and help my team be great. Just really trying to bring the young boys along."

Bearcat Insider: Going into you final season, what kind of goals do you have set for yourself?

Tyson: "My goals are really just to be a team leader and help the team."

Bearcat Insider: What games are you looking forward to the most?

Tyson: "Houston, BYU, Memphis and Purdue, really all the games but those are the main four. I have something to prove in those games, they're big games for us."

Bearcat Insider: Why do you consider yourself a leader on the team?

Tyson: "I am a senior and a lot of the players look up to me."

Bearcat Insider: What are you going to miss the most about playing for The University of Cincinnati?

Tyson: "The people at the University of Cincinnati; friends, players, the facilities, really just all the above."

Bearcat Insider: You didn't play in scrimmage one, but you were very vocal on the sideline and just in general at practice, do you feel that helps the team and yourself play better?

Tyson: "Yes, because me not being in the game the only thing I can do is have my mental reps and help the young boys, try to pull them along, and keep them up."


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