Tysson Poots

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Tysson Poots
Free agent
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-01-12) January 12, 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth: Des Moines, Iowa
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school: Henderson (NV) Coronado
College: Southern Utah
Undrafted: 2011
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Career Arena statistics
Receptions: 290
Yards: 3,365
Touchdowns: 84
Tackles: 48.5
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Tysson Poots (born January 12, 1988) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Dallas 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-Statewide receiver. He finished his career with a total 2,014 receiving yards, 270 tackles, 19 sacks and 8 interceptions.[5]

Poots also lettered in basketball & nominee of McDonald's All-American.[5]

College career[edit]

Poots had a career total of 43 TD's, 3,970 yards.[6] He was named as a Great West Conference all conference receiver in 3 of his 4 seasons with the Thunderbirds.[5] He was a Walter Payton camp Nominee.[7]

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.

Virginia Destroyers[edit]

Poots spent time with the Virginia Destroyers of the United Football League in 2012.[8]

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.[9]

Las Vegas Outlaws[edit]

On February 19, 2015, Poots was assigned to the Las Vegas Outlaws.

References[edit]

  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. ^ a b c "Tysson Poots". suutbirds.com. Archived from the original on April 14, 2016. Retrieved April 14, 2016. 
  6. ^ Brewer, Ray (March 25, 2011). "Coronado High graduate Tysson Poots looking for chance in the NFL". lasvegassun.com. Archived from the original on April 14, 2016. Retrieved April 14, 2016. 
  7. ^ "SUU football: Tysson Poots on Payton Award watch list". deseretnews.com. July 14, 2010. Archived from the original on April 14, 2016. Retrieved April 14, 2016. 
  8. ^ "2012 Virginia Destroyers Roster UFL". yardbarker.com. September 25, 2012. Archived from the original on April 14, 2016. Retrieved April 12, 2016. 
  9. ^ 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. 

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