Recruiting rewind: What are Oregon State Beavers getting in Thomas Tyner?

Ebony Scott
May 21, 2017

John Canzano reports in The Oregonian that Thomas Tyner, who retired from football at the University of Oregon a year ago, will attempt a comeback and try to play for the Ducks' in-state rival, Oregon State.

Tyner will come out of retirement and plans transfer to Oregon State, where he will be eligible to play this season, John Canzano of The Oregonian reports.

That production and his blazing speed would pair nicely with Oregon State's current 1-2 punch of bruiser Ryan Nall and up-and-comer Artavis Pierce, as well as TCU transfer Trevorris Johnson. The Aloha, OR native enrolled at OR in 2013 as one of the few five-star recruits that the state has ever produced and he made an immediate impact, rushing for 711 yards and nine touchdowns as a freshman.

Tyner medically retired after the 2015 season because of two shoulder injuries.

Tyner requested his release from the University of OR on Friday.

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After receiving a medical redshirt, Tyner was not eligible to return to play at OR and plans to suit up next season for the Beavers.

Oregon State has not yet officially announced that Tyner has joined the team.

As a senior in the class of 2013, Tyner made national news, rushing from 644 yards and 10 touchdowns in a single game on his way to U.S. Army All-American Bowl honors.

But as Tyner tells it, he was almost a Beaver from the beginning.

"I feel 100 percent", Tyner said. I think it's time for me to get back. My football career didn't end the way I wanted it to and I think I owe it to myself and everyone who looked up to me ... At 5-foot-11 and 215 pounds, Tyner has the frame to hold down the three-down duties for Oregon State.

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