Thomas Tyner

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Thomas Tyner
Thomas Tyner 2013.jpg
Thomas Tyner in 2013
Position Running back
Career history
Bowl games
High school Aloha (OR)
Personal information
Born: (1994-09-14) September 14, 1994 (age 25)
Aloha, Oregon
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career highlights and awards

Thomas Tyner (born September 14, 1994) [1] is a former running back in American football. He played college football with the Oregon Ducks for the 2013 and 2014 seasons, and with the Oregon State Beavers in 2017. He did not play during the 2015 and 2016 seasons due to a shoulder injury.

Running back Position in American and Canadian football

A running back (RB) is an American and Canadian football position, a member of the offensive backfield. The primary roles of a running back are to receive handoffs from the quarterback for a rushing play, to catch passes from out of the backfield, and to block. There are usually one or two running backs on the field for a given play, depending on the offensive formation. A running back may be a halfback, a wingback or a fullback. A running back will sometimes be called a "feature back" if he is the team's starting running back.

American football Team field sport

American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, the team with possession of the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with the ball or passing it, while the defense, the team without possession of the ball, aims to stop the offense's advance and to take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs or plays; if they fail, they turn over the football to the defense, but if they succeed, they are given a new set of four downs to continue the drive. Points are scored primarily by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins.

College football Collegiate rules version of American/Canadian football, played by colleges and universities

College football is gridiron football consisting of American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, colleges, and military academies, or Canadian football played by teams of student athletes fielded by Canadian universities. It was through college football play that American football rules first gained popularity in the United States.


Early life and high school career

His parents are John Tyner and Donna Tyner, Donna currently being on the Beaverton School District School Board since 2013. He has a brother, Michael, who is two years older than him and attended Pacific University. Tyner grew up in the Tyler's Green neighborhood in Aloha, Oregon. [2] 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. [3]

The Beaverton School District is a school district in and around Beaverton, Oregon, United States. It serves students throughout Beaverton, Hillsboro, Aloha, and unincorporated neighborhoods of Portland, OR. The Beaverton Elementary School District 48 was established in 1876, with other elementary districts later merged into the district. The elementary district was later merged with the high school district (10J) to create a unified school district. It is the third-largest school district in the state, with an enrollment of 39,763 students as of 2015. For the 2015–2016 school year the district had a total budget of $423.1 million.

Pacific University university, based in Forest Grove, Oregon, United States

Pacific University is a private, liberal arts university in Forest Grove, Oregon. Founded in 1849 as the Tualatin Academy, the university's original Forest Grove campus is 23 miles (37 km) west of Portland. The university maintains three other campuses in the cities of Eugene, Hillsboro, and Woodburn, and has an enrollment of more than 4,000 students.

Aloha, Oregon Census-designated place in Oregon, United States

Aloha is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Washington County, Oregon, United States. By road it is 10.9 miles (17.5 km) west of downtown Portland. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 49,425. Fire protection and EMS services are provided through Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue.

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. [4] is a network of websites that focus mainly on college football and basketball recruiting in the United States. The network was started in 1998 and currently employs more than 300 personnel.

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Derrick Green (American football) American football player

Derrick Shaqueill Green is an American football running back. He was rated by and as the No. 1 running back in the country and by as the No. 8 overall player in the Class of 2013. He played for the Michigan Wolverines football team from 2013 to 2015, gaining 898 yards and scoring seven touchdowns on 212 rushing carries. In January 2016, Michigan granted a transfer release to Green, allowing him to play for another program after graduating in the spring of 2016.

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. [5] He ran a career-best time of 10.35 seconds in the 100 meters at the 2011 Metro League Championships, placing first. [6]

Aloha High School Public school in Aloha, Oregon, United States

Aloha High School is a suburban public high school in Aloha, Oregon, United States. It is part of the Beaverton School District.

College career

Tyner was one of the most highly recruited players in the Class of 2013—the group of players graduating from high school and entering college in the year 2013. He chose to attend the University of Oregon and play for the Oregon Ducks football team. In 2013, Tyner was named to the first-team true freshman All-America team by [7] In 2014, he was a member of Oregon's team that played in the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship game, losing to Ohio State.

University of Oregon Public research university in Eugene, Oregon

The University of Oregon is a public flagship research university in Eugene, Oregon. Founded in 1876, the institution's 295-acre campus is along the Willamette River. Since July 2014, UO has been governed by the Board of Trustees of the University of Oregon. The university has a Carnegie Classification of "highest research activity" and has 19 research centers and institutes. UO was admitted to the Association of American Universities in 1969.

Oregon Ducks football football team of the University of Oregon

The Oregon Ducks football program is a college football team for the University of Oregon, located in the U.S. state of Oregon. The team competes at the NCAA Division I level in the FBS and is a member of the Pac-12 Conference (Pac-12). Known as the Ducks, the team was commonly called the Webfoots until the mid-1960s. The first football team was fielded in 1894. Oregon plays its home games at the 54,000 seat Autzen Stadium in Eugene; its main rivals are the Oregon State Beavers and the Washington Huskies. The Ducks and Beavers historically end each regular season with the Civil War rivalry game in late November.

247Sports is an American network of websites that focus mainly on college football and basketball, including recruiting.

On August 9, 2015, several news sources reported that Tyner would not play during the 2015 season following necessary shoulder surgery; he had injured his shoulder in 2014 playing against the Washington Huskies. [8] [9] On February 5, 2016, Oregon announced that Tyner had 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 had a torn labrum. [10]

Washington Huskies football

The Washington Huskies football team represents the University of Washington in college football. Washington competes in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) as a member of the North Division of the Pac-12 Conference. The team is currently led by head coach Chris Petersen. Husky Stadium, located on campus, has served as the home field for Washington since 1920.

Glenoid labrum

The glenoid labrum is a fibrocartilaginous structure rim attached around the margin of the glenoid cavity in the shoulder blade. The shoulder joint is considered a ball and socket joint. However, in bony terms the 'socket' is quite shallow and small, covering at most only a third of the 'ball'. The socket is deepened by the glenoid labrum.

After not playing college football during 2015 and 2016, on May 20, 2017, Tyner announced that he intended to return and would play for in-state rival Oregon State. [11] Tyner played for the Beavers during 2017 as a senior transfer, appearing in 10 of their games. In January 2018, Tyner said it was "time for me to move on", and that he would not petition the NCAA for another season of eligibility. [12]


SeasonTeamW–LAttYardsYPCYPGLongTD100+ GRecYardsAvgLongTD
2013 Oregon 11–21157116.259.26691141349.6230
2014 Oregon 13–21135735.152235111676.1211
2017 Oregon State 1–11642974.635428.40

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  2. "Larsen and Tyner run unopposed in School Board races" . Retrieved July 6, 2015.
  3. Andrew Theen (September 14, 2012) "Aloha's Thomas Tyner scores 10 touchdowns, rushes for 643 yards in 84–63 win over Lakeridge". The Oregonian.
  4. Dan Itel (January 5, 2013) "Prep football: Aloha's Thomas Tyner showcases his skills in the U.S. Army all-American Bowl". The Oregonian.
  5. "Aloha vs Lincoln – Track & Field Meet". May 4, 2011
  6. "Metro League Championships Day 2 – Track & Field Meet". May 13, 2011
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