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2016 NFL DRAFT

Tyler Gaffney, RB

School: Stanford  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: San Diego, CA
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 220 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
203166
2013 Season
Pac-12 Football Championship Game MVP... All-Pac-12 second team... Stanford's Team MVP (Irving S. Zeimer Memorial Award)... Doak Walker Award semifinalist... 11th nationally with 124.5 rushing yards/game ... 14th nationally with 9.7 points/game ... Seventh nationally with 1,618 yards rushing ... Fifth nationally with 20 rushing touchdowns... Stanford's co-Offensive Player of the Game vs. San Jose State (Sept. 7)... Stanford's co-Offensive Player of the Game at Army (Sept. 14)... Stanford's co-Offensive Player of the Game vs. UCLA (Oct. 19)... Stanford's co-Offensive Player of the Game at Oregon State (Oct. 26)... Starting running back in first game back against San Jose State after one-year hiatus... Game-high 104 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries... Two catches for 20 yards... 155 all-purpose yards (132 rushing, 23 receiving).One rushing touchdown (1 yard), one receiving touchdown (23 yards) at Army... Eclipsed 1,000-yard career rushing mark... Third running back since 2009 with at least 1,000 career rushing yards... 19 rushes for 95 yards and two scores against Arizona State... 14 rushes for 55 yards against Washington State... Team-high 85 rushing yards, 11-yard rushing score against Washington... 16 rushes for 108 yards (6.8 yards/rush) and one touchdown at Utah... Fourth career 100-yard rushing game... 1-yard touchdown rush on opening drive... 43-yard rush... 36 rushes for 171 yards and two touchdowns vs. UCLA... 22 rushes for 145 yards and three touchdowns at Oregon State... School-record 45 rushes for 157 yards and one touchdown vs. Oregon... Most rushing attempts by FBS running back since 2010... 24 first-half rushing attempts... Eclipsed 1,000 yards rushing on the season... 158 rushing yards on 24 carries and two touchdowns at USC... Rushing scores of 35 and 18 yards... Fifth consecutive 100-yard rushing output... Scored touchdowns at USC in 2009, 2011 and 201395 rushing yards and one touchdown on 16 carries vs. Cal... 58-yard touchdown run (career-long rush)... 10th player in program history to rush for more than 2,000 career yards... Career-high 189 yard rushing on 33 carries vs. Notre Dame... 1-yard touchdown run... 133 rushing yards on 22 carries vs. Arizona State in Pac-12 Championship Game ... Three rushing touchdowns, including 69-yard first-quarter score... Sixth multi-touchdown game... Ninth 100-yard rushing output.
2011 Season
449 rushing yards on 74 carries (6.1 yards per rush) and seven touchdowns in 13 games... 12 receptions for 79 yards and one touchdown... Rushed for touchdowns in seven of 13 games ... Ranked second in rushing average and touchdowns... Nine carries for 61 yards and one touchdown against Colorado... Capped off 14-play, 84-yard scoring drive with one-yard run in third quarter against Colorado... 117 rushing yards on nine carries and a touchdown against Washington... Helped Cardinal amass school-record 446 yards rushing against Washington... Combined with Stepfan Taylor (138) as 10th running back duo to rush for 100 yards in same game... 310 rushing yards on 44 carries (7.0 yards per rush) in six-game stretch... 36 rushing yards on seven carries at USC... Scored game's first touchdown on 10-yard reception at USC... 12 carries for 56 yards at Oregon State, including fourth-quarter touchdown... 31 yards on four carries vs. Oregon... 40 yards on six carries and one touchdown against Cal... Four carries for four yards and 16-yard reception against Oklahoma State in Fiesta Bowl.
2010 Season
Appeared in 10 of 13 games, missing three contests due to injury... Rushed for 255 yards on 60 carries (4.2 yard per rush) and four touchdowns... Third in rushing yards among backs - Taylor (1,137), Wilkerson (408)... 25 carries for 152 yards and three touchdowns over first four games ... Sidelined for the Oregon, USC and Washington State games before returning at Washington... Eight carries for 33 yards and one touchdown against Sacramento State... Rushed for gains of 19, 22 and 32 yards with two TDs against Wake Forest ... 13 carries for 50 yards including a three-yard touchdown in 41-0 victory over Washington... Six carries for 15 yards at Arizona... Limited action at Arizona State and Cal... Eight rushes for 27 yards and two receptions for 55 yards against Oregon State... Caught Andrew Luck's single-season record 28th TD pass for 52-yards against Oregon State... Two carries for 10 yards in Orange Bowl victory over Virginia Tech.
2009 Season
Appeared in 12 games as a true freshman... 87 yards on 22 carries and one touchdown... 19-yard run in fourth quarter against San Jose State... Six carries for season-high 23 yards against Washington... One reception for 17 yards vs. Washington... One reception for 22 yards at Arizona... Six carries against Arizona State... 21 yards on one carry against Cal.
High School
Graduated from Cathedral Catholic (Calif.) and played for head football coach Sean Doyle... Named to San Diego Union-Tribune to the All-Time All-County First Team in February 2013... Nation's top fullback prospect by SuperPrep Magazine, third by Scout and fourth by Rivals... PrepStar All-American... 5,547 rushing yards, 46 receptions for 730 yards and totaled 99 touchdowns during prep career... 2008 Cal-Hi Sports "Mr. Football"... San Diego Section record 2,866 yards on 295 carries with 48 rushing touchdowns as a senior... 26 catches for 428 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior... 56 total touchdowns as a senior, fourth-best single-season total in California history... Four or more rushing touchdowns in seven games during senior campaign... Seven touchdowns and 228 yards rushing as a senior against Scripps Ranch... 337 rushing yards and four touchdowns in 2008 state title game... Led school to 14-0 season and first state crown in 2008... 1,552 rushing yards and 24 touchdowns, 20 receptions for 302 yards and five touchdowns in 2007... CIF San Diego Section record holder for most points scored in a career (598)... CIF San Diego Section record holder for most points in a season (336)... CIF San Diego Section record holder for single-season rushing yards (2,866)... CIF San Diego Section record holder for single-season rushing touchdowns (48)... CIF San Diego Section record holder for single-game touchdowns (7).Second all-time in CIF San Diego Section with 5,547 career rushing yards... Cal-Hi Sports first team all-state (medium schools)... MaxPreps Division II All-State Player of the Year... MaxPreps All-America first team (media schools)... SuperPrep Far West Offensive Player of the Year... GoldenStatePrep Player of the Year... ESPN All-American first team... GoldenStatePrep Southern California Player of the Year... San Diego Hall of Champions Breitbard All-CIF Offensive Player of the Year... Eastern League Offensive Player of the Year... KUSI Silver Pigskin Award... North County Times All-North County team... San Diego Union-Tribune Offensive Player of the Year... National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete of the Year... All-Eastern League Offensive Player of the Year as a junior... San Diego Union-Tribune All-San Diego Section first team as a junior.
Personal
Oldest son of Gene and Tiffani Gaffney... Younger brother, Drew, is a high school All-American playing rugby at California... Father played baseball at the University of San Diego from 1981-82.
 
Player News
05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Panthers' picks: Round 6/204 -- Tyler Gaffney, RB, 5-11, 220, Stanford...Many think one of the last things the Panthers need is another running back, but they're rightfully concerned about wear and tear on veterans DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart. Gaffney tried pursuing a professional baseball career for a year before returning to Stanford's football team in 2013. - The Sports Xchange
 

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