Tyrone Ezell is a Munhall native who played defensive line for Steel Valley High School, where he was voted First Team All-State. He then went on to play at the University of Pittsburgh, where he played four seasons.
Ezell played four seasons for the Panthers, starting his last two and playing in a total of 38 games. Within those 38 games, Ezell recorded 5.5 sacks, 10 Tackles For Loss (TFL), 2 Pass Break Up's (PBU), and 73 tackles. He played a crucial role in securing Pitt's 2013 Little Caesar's Bowl victory over Bowling Green.