Royce Freeman and Thomas Tyner are great talents with a dazzling futures, but their backfield mate Byron Marshall is almost an after thought to some Oregon fans despite rushing for 1038 yards last season and 1484 in his two-year Duck career.
Marshall averaged 6.2 yards a carry in 2014 with 14 touchdowns. He put together a streak of five straight 100-yard games that included 192 against...
Headed into the 2014 season the Oregon football team has a stock pile of talented running backs. De’Anthony Thomas left for the NFL draft after this season, but that leaves room for Byron Marshall and Thomas Tyner to step up and take on more carries, not to mention the addition of incoming players who can also contribute.
Byron Marshall will likely be the starter when the season...
The speedy Oregon Ducks just keep landing talented running backs.
Last year it was homegrown star Thomas Tyner. This year it's Royce Freeman out of Imperial, Calif., who also had offers from Alabama, Florida, Florida State, and Stanford, but on Wednesday signed his letter of intent to play for Oregon.
Freeman ran for 2,824 yards and 41 touchdowns as a senior last season at...
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February 05, 2014
This time of year all the headlines are about the new players and National Signing Day, but the reason the Ducks are among the contenders for the first FBS football playoff is because of the players who are coming back.
Byron Marshall rushed for over a thousand yards as a sophomore, ably stepping into the role of lead running back after Kenjon Barner graduated to the NFL. He...
EUGENE -- Oregon freshman running back Thomas Tyner rushed for a career best j140 yards against Oregon State on Nov. 29, 2013 at Autzen Stadium during Oregon's 36-35 win. Following the game Tyner spoke to media about the game and his performance.
(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer It's fitting that Thomas Tyner's nickname is Dash.
The freshman running back made his highly anticipated debut for No. 2 Oregon last weekend against Virginia and scored the first time he was handed the ball.
Oregon went on to defeat the Cavaliers 59-10 and Tyner had a coming out party as the latest speedster...
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September 10, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Oregon freshman running back made his first appearance in a football game on Saturday when Oregon defeated Virginia 59-10. Tyner scored two touchdowns on runs of 3 and 31 yards.
The panel at Talkin' Ducks savaged Thomas Tyner yesterday.
They questioned his toughness and readiness for the PAC-12, saying he's been banged around and "isn't getting it done" at practice.
Quite a lot to put on an 18-year-old kid who's just weeks into an adjustment to a whole new level of football.
Touchdown Dash: Thomas Tyner ran over, around, through...
In the wake of Chip Kelly leaving the Oregon Ducks, all eyes turn now to new coach Mark Helfrich to see if he can carry on the legacy that Kelly started. Everyone knows that Oregon shines in the speed of their backfield, and it seems they have suffered a major loss in that department. CBS Sports is reporting that five-star true freshman Thomas Tyner was seen leaving the facility...
Freshman speedster Thomas Tyner left the Hatfield-Dowlin complex in street clothes, wearing a walking boot and on crutches.
Jason Quick of the Oregonian reported that Tyner was wheeled out of practice on a cart. In post-practice interviews head coach Mark Helfrich seem to suggest that the boot was precautionary, telling Quick, "To my knowledge he is 100%. The boot business...