Handsome, 18-year-old Tyler Lockwood (Michael Travino) plays a pompous high school football player whose highly dysfunctional family comes from old money. His father Richard Lockwood (Rob Pralgo) is the incumbent mayor of Mystic Falls, and his mother Carol (Susan Walters) is a controlling snob.
Tyler's family may be at the root of the relationship problems he has with other people, as he can be a real jerk. In season 1, Tyler dated Vicki Donovan (Kayla Ewell) but did not treat her very well. Tyler does not have a lot of close friends due to his attitude and sense of entitlement, but at times he does hang out with Vicki's brother Matt (Zach Roerig).
"Football is a contact sport. Sometimes, people get hurt."
"I said I was sorry."