Character biography[ edit ] Tyra is a resident of the fictional Dillon, Texas.
The character is based on the real-life coach Gary Gaines. Like Gaines, Taylor is the new coach who is having a difficult time adjusting to the intensity that Dillon shows for football. Taylor is often conflicted with the advice he is given by local supporters of the team.
After the team advances to the state tournament at the end of Season 1 under his leadership, Taylor leaves Dillon to accept a higher level job at a college, also in Texas, only to return to Dillon early in Season 2. At the end of Season 3, a series of political moves result in Taylor losing his job and moving to the re-opened, and much more poorly-funded East Dillon High.
Eric rebuilds the program at East Dillon and leads them to a State Championship before moving to Philadelphia to support Tami at the end of the series.
She begins the series as the guidance counselor at Dillon High School. At the start of Season 2 she gives birth to another baby girl, Gracie Belle, and in Season 3 she becomes principal of the school, remaining there after her husband moves to East Dillon in Season 4.
After the conservative community demands an apology from Tami regarding an incident that involved an abortion, Tami resigns as school principal and intends to become the guidance counselor at East Dillon. In Season 5, she is offered the position of Dean of Admissions for Braemore College in Philadelphia, which she eventually accepts in the series finale.
She begins the series as a freshman at Dillon High School and becomes the girlfriend of Matt Saracen.
During Seasons 1 and 2 she is depicted engaging in some teenage rebellion drinking, getting a tattoo, dating around, etc. In Season 4, despite having earned an interview at Boston CollegeJulie ultimately turns down the offer, realizing that her heart remains in Dillon.
In the season finale Julie and Matt break up and go their separate ways. However, their paths cross once again in Season 5 when Julie goes to Chicago to see Matt after making some bad decisions.
During her visit, they kiss and Matt gives Julie the belief that she should stop running from what she's done wrong. She again leaves and their relationship remains ambiguous. However Matt, spurred on by her visit in Chicago, arrives in Dillon and proposes, and Julie says yes.
Eight months later, they are living happily in Chicago at the conclusion of the series. Whether or not they are married by this point is unknown. He has issues with abandonment, once summing it up as that he was left by Coach Taylor for a better team, left by Julie Taylor for a better guy, left by his father for a war.
Beyond this, his mother is also known to have left him around age ten, though she returns to Dillon in Season 3 to help him take care of his grandmother. Saracen is based on Mike Winchell. Saracen graduates at the end of Season 3 but remains in the cast.
In Season 4, after the death of his father, he moves to Chicago in order to pursue a career in art. He wore the jersey number 7 which Tim Riggins frequently referred to him by.
He is the troubled best friend of Jason Street and ex-boyfriend of Tyra Collette. He later dates Lyla Garrity, with whom he has an off and on relationship. Of course, both were stops in quite a long line of girls, as Riggins is known as a bit of a womanizer.
He solves many of his problems through promiscuous sex and heavy drinking. Tim is based on Don Billingsley from the film. Both Tim and Don have rocky relationships with their fathers.
Both are very good players and heavy partiers. In the Season 4 finale, Tim turns himself in to protect Billy after it is discovered they were running a chop shop. Landry Clarke Jesse Plemons - A somewhat nerdy freshman.
He is the best friend of Panthers quarterback Matt Saracen, but wasn't on the football team in Season 1.
He joined the team to impress his father in Season 2. He has his own band and is in love with Tyra Collette, to whom he lost his virginity. Landry is based on Brian Chavez.FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Tyra 39;s College Essay – Give Me My Remote FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Tyra 39;s College Essay – Give Me My sure in my belief that FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS is the single best television series I have ever seen.
She reappears in the season 4 episode "The Son" attending the funeral of Henry Saracen, Matt's dad. In her final appearance in the following episode, she implores Tim to move on from their relationship before returning to Vanderbilt.
Brian "Smash" Williams (Gaius Charles) — Former running back of the Dillon Panthers, his jersey number was Characters: Eric Taylor, Matt Saracen, Jason Street, Smash Williams, Tim Riggins, Tami Taylor, Lyla Garrity, Tyra Collette.
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