Report: Ex-Oregon RB returning to college football at Oregon State
Thomas Tyner will reportedly re-start his college football career at Oregon's biggest rival
Thomas Tyner's college career was known as a promising one cut short by injury -- until now, that is.
Tyner requested his release from the University of Oregon on Friday. At 9 a.m. on Saturday morning, it became official and the former five-star running back who once rushed for 644 yards and scored 10 touchdowns in a single game for Aloha High School prepared to talk with Beavers coach Gary Andersen about playing for OSU next season.
"I've wanted to be a Beaver my whole life," Tyner said.
That interesting quote aside, Canzano's story is a worth a read since it dives into Tyner's story over the last year or so. The former five-star running back has dealt with shoulder injuries over the life of his football career. He missed the 2015 season with a left shoulder injury he actually suffered the season before against Washington.
Tyner rushed for 711 yards and nine touchdowns as a freshman. As a sophomore, he rushed for 573 yards and five touchdowns, but dealt with injuries -- including the one to his shoulder -- that cost him most of five games that year.
Oregon State has not yet officially announced that Tyner has joined the team.
It's not often that a player who retires for medical reasons returns to the game. The NCAA prohibits those who do return from re-joining the same program.
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