Big Green working machine: East grad stays busy in Ivy League

Published: Thursday, August 18, 2011 4:01 PM CDT
Dartmouth is filled with high-level athletes, elite students and superb scientific researchers.
Senior Tyler Melancon, a Plano East alum, just happens to be all three.

Melancon is a standout outside linebacker for the Big Green football team, a Norris Cotton Cancer Center Research Fellow, John L. Murphy Family Fund Award winner and intricately involved with cancer research at Dartmouth Medical.

"Tyler is juggling a lot of things, but that's the type of person we look for," said Buddy Teevens, Dartmouth head football coach. "He takes his studies just as seriously as he does his play on the field; he's the type of student-athlete we hold up as an example of what our school is about."


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