Confident, hard-nosed centerfielder with speed, power and will to be the very best... Tenacious competitor... Enters the season with 130 consecutive starts.
Wayne Graham said -- "Tyler obviously had a great year last year, a great summer and continues to work hard to be one of the top players in college baseball."
2006: All-NCAA Regional; All-Silver Glove Series;
Academic All-District; Conference USA Commissioner's
Academic Honor Roll... Started all 70 games in center field... Leadoff hitter 59 times... Led C-USA in runs (74), doubles (26), triples (7) and total bases (156)... Finished among the C-USA leaders in hits (92), RBI (54), at bats (274), hit-by-pitch (20)... Led the Owls with a .385 batting average in 10 games played in the
NCAA Tournament, going 15-for-39 with six doubles and a home run for a .615 slugging percentage... Drew five walks and was hit four times in the NCAA postseason for a .500 on-base percentage... Had four hits, including a home run, and a stolen base in four games at the College World Series... Went 5-for-13 (.385) with three doubles in the super regional, and 6-for-10 with threedoubles and three walks in the regional... Batted .336 for the season and .381 with 12 doubles in 24 C-USA games... Hit .319 in 35 games against teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament... Clubbed two or more hits in a game 30 times, the most on the team... Tallied a career-high four hits in a game three different times... Had 10 games with at least three hits... Hit safely in a career-best 10-game stretch in May, including a .462 clip against crosstown rival Houston in the Silver Glove Series... Hit a three-run
homer with two out in the eighth inning to help claim a 3-2 road win at defending C-USA champion Tulane... Primarily the leadoff hitter, but managed to drive in two or more runs in a game a total of 15 times to tie for the second-best mark on the team... Batted with the bases-loaded 12 times, the Owls' second-highest total... Drove a career-high six RBI on three hits at Marshall... Great speed provides tremendous defensive range in center... Registered seven defensive assists from the outfield... Drafted by the hometown Astros in the 50th round of the Major League Baseball draft... Competed in the Cape Cod League (Yarmouth-Dennis) over the summer and
finished second in slugging percentage (.552)...
2005: Freshman all-America (Collegiate Baseball); all-Western Athletic Conference (first team); WAC all-academic; All-Silver Glove Series... Had an outstanding inaugural season of Division I baseball... A true freshman, but the only Owl to play in all 64 games... Started 62 games, all of which were in centerfield and as the lead-off batter... Batted .456 when leading off an inning... Led the Owls and was among the WAC's best in runs (70), steals (12)
and triples (4)... Second on the team in on-base percentage (.416) and third in total bases (115)... Maintained a solid .449 slugging percentage... Batted .357 (5-for-14) against top-ranked Tulane in
the NCAA Super Regional and a steady .331 against conference foes all season long... Tied for the team lead with two or more hits in a game (24 times)... Slugged a career-best three hits in a game 10 times... Drove in 36 runs, including 12 with two outs... Tallied
two or more RBI in a game 10 times, highlighted by four games with three RBI... Blasted a one-out triple and scored the winning run in the top of the ninth inning against LSU in the championship game of the Baton Rouge Regional... Hit safely in six consecutive games (Apr. 29 to May 15)... Scored in 10 consecutive games (Apr. 23 to May 15)... One of only two Owls to draw more walks (31) than strike out (29)... Perfect 12-for-12 in stolen base attempts... Threw out four base runners from centerfield in one game vs. San Jose State (Mar. 18): two at home plate and two at third base... Had five defensive assists for the year.
2004 graduate of Heritage High School in Colleyville... Three-year starter and letterman under coach Matt
Webb... Three-time first team all-district honoree... All-state and all-area selection... Helped lead the Panthers to an 18-12 record and fourth-place tournament finish... Posted a .390 batting average with 24 stolen bases, four home runs, six triples, nine doubles and a 0.89 ERA... Also a three-year starter for the football team... Received all-state honors as a senior and first team
all-district honors all three years... Voted offensive sophomore of the year and district MVP... Tallied 1,700 rushing yards and 400 receiving yards as a senior... Helped the Panthers to two district championships and a three-year record of 22-11... Maintained a 5.06 grade point average on a 5.0 scale.
Full Name: Paul Tyler Henley. Born: June 10, 1985,
in Homewood, Ala. Parents: Van and Suzanne Henley, Colleyville (two brothers). Major: economics/managerial studies. College: Brown.