Thomas Tyner in 2013
|University of Oregon No. 24|
|High school||Aloha (OR)|
|Date of birth||September 14, 1994|
|Place of birth||Aloha, Oregon|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Thomas Tyner (born September 14, 1994) is a former American football running back. He played college football for the Oregon Ducks from 2013 to 2015. He missed the entire 2015 season due to a shoulder injury. On February 5, 2016, Oregon announced that Tyner has taken a medical retirement from football.
Early life and high school career
Tyner grew up in the Tyler's Green neighborhood in Aloha, Oregon. Tyner attended Hazeldale Elementary School, Mountain View Middle School, and Aloha High School. He played football as a running back and ran track. Tyner 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.
Regarded as a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was ranked 12th among all players by Scout.com 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.
Track and field
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. He ran a career-best time of 10.35 seconds in the 100 meters at the 2011 Metro League Championships, placing first.
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 chose to attend the University of Oregon. Tyner was named the first-team true freshman All America by 247Sports in 2013.  On August 9, 2015 several news sources reported that he would not play for the 2015 season following necessary shoulder surgery (he had injured his shoulder in 2014 playing against the Washington Huskies). On February 5, 2016, Oregon announced that Tyner has decided to medically retire from football. Tyner's father, John, revealed that the left shoulder injury Tyner suffered in 2014 was healed, but his other shoulder still has a torn labrum.
Awards & honors
- Rose Bowl Champion (2015)
- Pac-12 Champion (2014)
- 247Sports.com First-Team Freshman All-American (2013)
- Oregon 6A State Champion (2010)
- U.S. Army All-American (2013)
- USA Today First Team All-American (2012)
- Parade All-First Team (2012)
- OSAA single-season rushing leader: 3,415 yards (2012)
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- "Larsen and Tyner run unopposed in School Board races". Retrieved July 6, 2015.
- Andrew Theen (September 14, 2012) "Aloha's Thomas Tyner scores 10 touchdowns, rushes for 643 yards in 84–63 win over Lakeridge". The Oregonian.
- Dan Itel (January 5, 2013) "Prep football: Aloha's Thomas Tyner showcases his skills in the U.S. Army all-American Bowl". The Oregonian.
- "Aloha vs Lincoln – Track & Field Meet". Athletic.net. May 4, 2011
- "Metro League Championships Day 2 – Track & Field Meet". Athletic.net. May 13, 2011
- "Thomas Tyner Bio". Retrieved July 7, 2015.
- "Oregon running back Thomas Tyner out for the season following shoulder surgery".
- "Thomas Tyner, Oregon Ducks running back, 'likely' to miss 2015 season after shoulder surgery".
- Canzano, John (February 5, 2016). "Canzano: Thomas Tyner not a fit with Oregon Ducks, maybe he never was". OregonLive.com. Retrieved February 14, 2016.
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