Tysson Poots

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Tysson Poots
No. 12     Arizona Rattlers
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-01-12) January 12, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth: Des Moines, Iowa
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school: Coronado (NV)
College: Southern Utah
Undrafted in 2011
Debuted in 2012 for the Utah Blaze
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career Arena football statistics as of 2013
Receptions 154
Yards 1,716
Touchdowns 48
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Tysson Poots (born January 12, 1988) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a member of the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League. He was signed by the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent.[1][2][3][4]

Early years[edit]

Poots played high school football at Coronado High School in Henderson, Nevada. He was a two-time All-State wide receiver. He finished his career with a total 2,014 receiving yards, 270 tackles, 19 sacks and 8 interceptions.

Poots also lettered in basketball & nominee of McDonald's All-American.

College career[edit]

Poots had a career total of 43 TD's, 3,970 yards Poots was named as a Great West Conference all conference receiver in 3 of his 4 seasons with the Thunderbirds. Poots was a Walter Payton camp Nominee

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Poots went undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft, but was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent on August 1, 2011. Poots was released during final cuts.

Utah Blaze[edit]

After failing to make the Cowboys, Poots was assigned to the Utah Blaze of the Arena Football League on September 30, 2011.

Arizona Rattlers[edit]

Poots was assigned to the Arizona Rattlers in 2013, helping the Rattlers advance to ArenaBowl XXVI against the Philadelphia Soul. Poots had a 14-yard touchdown reception in the ArenaBowl.[5]


  1. ^ Brewer, Ray (27 July 2011). "Ex-local prep football stars get NFL deals". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.thespectrum.com/article/20110802/SPORTS/108020311
  3. ^ "Former UTSA sprinter’s days with Cowboys could be numbered". Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Mendez, Carlos (31 July 2011). "Young safeties make an impact as Cowboys search for help". Fort Worth Star Telegram. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  5. ^ Joe Williams (August 17, 2013). "ArenaBowl XXVI: Rattlers win 2nd Arena Football League title in row". www.orlandosentinel.com. Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved August 19, 2013.