Thomas Tyner

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Thomas Tyner
Oregon Ducks — No. 24
Position Running back
Class Sophomore
Major Pre Journalism
Personal information
Date of birth (1994-09-14) September 14, 1994 (age 20)
Place of birth Aloha, Oregon
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career history
High school Aloha High School
Career highlights and awards
Stats at
Stats at

Thomas Tyner (born September 14, 1994)[1] is an American football running back. He plays college football for the Oregon Ducks.

Early years[edit]

Tyner attended Aloha High School in Aloha, Oregon. He played football as a running back and ran track. He was a first-team Parade and USA Today All-American. As a sophomore, he rushed for 1,821 yards and 19 touchdowns, becoming Oregon’s first sophomore to earn the state’s largest division player-of-the-year accolades. As a junior, he rushed for 1,136 yards, despite missing six games. In his senior year, he rushed for a single-season state-record of 3,415 yards, eclipsing a six-year-old standard. He had 643 yards rushing with 10 touchdowns and caught six passes for 106 yards and two touchdowns in an 84-63 win over Lakeridge High School.[2]

Regarded as a five-star recruit by, he was ranked 12th among all players by and the nation’s No. 2 running back behind only Derrick Green. He also participated in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, leading the West Team in rushing with 14 yards on just four carries.[3]

Track and field[edit]

Tyner was also an accomplished track & field athlete at Aloha High School. He established the 100-meter dash state record of 10.43 seconds as a high school sophomore. At the 2011 Aloha vs Lincoln Meet, he won both the 100-meters (10.38s) and 200 meters, recording a personal-best time of 21.41 seconds.[4] He ran a career-best time of 10.35 seconds in the 100 meters at the 2011 Metro League Championships, placing first.[5]

College career[edit]

Tyner was one of the most highly recruited players in the Class of 2013 – the group of players graduating high school and entering college in the year 2013. He choose to attend the University of Oregon.


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