Agreed to terms with the Toronto Argonauts on September 17, 2013.
2013: Re-signed with the Minnesota Vikings on January 7 and released on August 26…Signed with the Toronto Argonauts on September 17, 2013…Dressed in 4 games with 3 starts at LG
2012: Signed by the Minnesota Vikings (NFL) on May 14 and spent season on the club’s practice roster.
2011:Drafted by Toronto in the first round, 7th overall, in the 2011 CFL Canadian Draft. The pick was acquired by Toronto, from Saskatchewan, during the 2011 CFL Draft in exchange for the 12th overall choice (LB Craig Butler) and the 27th overall choice (OL Alexander Krausnick-Groh).
A two-year letter winner and starter while at Tulsa from 2007-2011…2011 Earned Conference USA Honourable Mention…2010 Earned Conference USA Honourable Mention…2009 Played in six games…Started the first two games at left tackled…Suffered a broken leg in practice prior to the Oklahoma game and missed six games…Returned to the team as a starter against Houston in the ninth game…Named to the preseason all-C-USA team by the league's coaches and media…2008 Played and started all 14 games…Named to the Collegefootballnews Freshman All-America team…Earned Conference USA all-Freshman team accolades…Saw first collegiate playing time in season opener against UAB…graded over 80-percent in seven games…2007 Redshirt freshman.
Tyler attended Merival High School in Napean, Ontario where he played offensive tackle, tight end and fullback on offence and a defensive line and outside linebacker on defence. Tyler’s father, Richard Holmes, played three games for the Argonauts in 1977 and also suited up for the Ottawa Rough Riders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Tyler’s mom is Wendy Holmes and he is the youngest of five children. He majored in Management at Tulsa.