Thomas Tyner Impressing at the U.S. Army Bowl Practices

To Duck fans that follow Oregon high school football and/or recruiting closely, Thomas Tyner being named a top performer on day 2 of the U.S. Army Bowl practices by spectators should be no surprised. While used mostly in blocking situations on day one, which he proved to be more than adequate, Tyner was able to showcase his all-around football ability on day two. Strength, speed and his ability to catch out of the backfield were just a few of the notes on his performance (along with his six-foot 210 pound frame of lean, mean green and yellow muscle).

Tyner has garnered comparisons to many former Oregon runningbacks, most notably Jonathon Stewart, due to his obvious size and precise cutting ability. One of the more accurate comparisons seems to be that of Adrian Peterson. Yes, I said Adrian Peterson, that guy that was eight yards from breaking Eric Dickerson’s single season NFL rushing record. While it is certainly too early to tell what kind of numbers he will put up wearing the wings, and whatever other logo that becomes the signature of the Duck uniforms set two change in two seasons, comparisons like these should get Duck fans giddy for the local product from Aloha High School.


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Brandon Gruber

Brandon Gruber

Brandon is a senior at The University of Oregon majoring in Film Studies and minoring in Communications. Brandon has been a Duck fan for ten years since he moved from southern California to Salem, Oregon, and quickly realized the Ducks were the missing piece in his life. A Pac-12 fan since birth, much of his family attended UCLA and has since converted all of them to the Quack Attack. Brandon interned for the Statesman Journal covering the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes and hopes to work for the Pac-12 in the near future. He also hopes to see the "Flying-V" formation played out on the football field in the fall of 2013. Brandon would love your feedback on any and all articles. Tweet me: @BrandonGruber