Oregon recruit runs for 643 yards

Oregon recruit runs for 643 yards

Published Sep. 15, 2012 1:00 a.m. ET

They're hardly hurting for talent at the moment, but the Oregon Ducks would seem to have already addressed any needs at running back in the near future.

Beaverton, Ore., Aloha High star Thomas Tyner drove home that point on his 18th birthday when he rushed for 643 yards and 10 touchdowns in an 84-63 victory over Lakeridge on Friday.

Tyner, a 6-foot senior, has already said he intends to sign with Oregon in February.

His yardage total broke the state single-game record and ranks third all-time on the national high school list, The Oregonian reported. The 10 TDs, ranging in distance from 10 to 65 yards, tied him for third.


The record of 754 rushing yards was set by John Giannantonio of Netcong, N.J., in 1950. The previous state record was 508 yards was set last fall.

In three games this fall, Tyner has rushed for 1,228 yards and 17 touchdowns.