2018: Tilleman is expected to be a leader on a strong Grizzly defensive line in 2018 … Transitioned from Defensive Tackle to Defensive End in the spring season … In his newly adopted leadership role, Tilleman began his senior campaign by recorded 8 total tackles in the first game of the 2018 season vs. UNI (9/1) ... Tilleman recorded a career-high, three QB hits vs. Western Illinois (9/15) ... Tilleman recorded 5 tackles and half of a TFL in a road matchup vs. North Dakota (10/13) ... Tilleman had himself a big game in a road victory at Idaho as he put up 5 tackles, 2.5 TFLs and one sack ... Started in every game for the Grizzlies this season ... Totaled 40 tackles, 5 TFL's, and one sack on the season ... Co-recipient of the Tony Barbour Award, honoring the player who best exemplifies Griz football
2017: Academic All-Big Sky … Tony Barbour Award winner for player "who best exemplifies outstanding practice habits and makes an unselfish contribution to the betterment of the Grizzly Football Team." … Saw action in 10 games as a junior backup defensive tackle … Posted a career-high four tackles and 1.5 sacks for a loss of 11 yards against Savannah State … Had a half-TFL against Northern Colorado for a total of 2 TFLs on the season … Posted 13 total tackles
2016: Academic All-Big Sky … Tilleman played in six games as a sophomore … Had two tackles and half a tackle for loss.
2015: Provided depth at defensive end.
2014: Was a redshirt.
HIGH SCHOOL: He earned 11 letters: four each in football and basketball, and three in track… All-state defensive end and punter in 2013… All-state selection in basketball as a junior… Twice tabbed all-league as a receiver… Varsity football captain as a sophomore, junior, and senior, and team's leading receiver those seasons… Currently serving as team captain in hoops… As a senior he had 44 receptions for 587 yards and 12 TDs, along with 60 tackles… Prep football coach was Jason Hanson
PERSONAL: A finance major … Maintains a 3.87 GPA… His parents are Lee and Sherrie Tilleman of Genesee… His Great Uncle is Grizzly Sports Hall of Famer and NFL veteran Mike Tilleman of Havre, Mont. … His dad Lee Tilleman played at Washington State and helped the Cougars to a win in the 1988 Aloha Bowl.