Tyson DeVree was signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent May 5, 2008 ... Released by the Patriots (6/11/08) ... Re-signed by the Patriots (8/19/08) ... Released by the Patriots (8/30/08) ... Signed to the Patriots practice squad (9/1/08) ... Released from the Patriots practice squad (9/4/08) ... Re-signed to the Patriots practice squad (9/16/08) ... Signed to the Patriots active roster from the practice squad (11/17/08).
GP/GS (Playoffs): 2/0 (0/0)
Played in 22 games for Colorado from 2006-07 after transferring from Western Michigan, where he played from 2003-04 ... Caught 37 passes for 402 yards and a careerhigh eight receiving touchdowns as a senior in 2007 ... As a junior in 2006, played in 11 games with three starts and four catches for 36 yards in his first season at Colorado ... Redshirted at Colorado in 2005 ... As a sophomore at Western Michigan in 2004, was named a preseason second-team All-Mid-America Conference member ... Made 25 catches for 218 yards and three touchdowns ... As a freshman in 2003, tallied 30 receptions for 331 yards and three touchdowns for Western Michigan.
2008 (2/0): Played in two of the Patriots' final six games after being signed to the active roster on Nov. 17 ... Did not record any statistics ... Was a member of the Patriots' practice squad for nine weeks from Sept. 17 to Nov. 17 ... Made his NFL debut at Seattle (12/7) ... Played in reserve at tight end and on special teams coverage and return units against Arizona (12/21).
Tyson DeVree was born on November 12, 1984... Attended Hudsonville High School where he finished with 98 career receptions, including a single-season record of 53 in his senior year... Named to the Detroit News Blue Chips list and was No. 23 on the Detroit Free Press Fab 50 squad... Three-time letter-winner in football... Also lettered twice in basketball and baseball and was an all-conference player on the diamond... His brother, Todd, was a 2001 All-American defensive tackle at Hillsdale College... Majored in education at Colorado ... Tyson and his wife, Aubree, were married in 2006.
- Tyson and his wife, Aubree, who is a social worker, are active in various church outreach programs in their home state of Michigan and New England.
- DeVree enjoys traveling and he plans to live abroad with his wife to carry out missionary work after his career in football. Tyson says that South Africa would be his desired destination.