Oregon football: Running back Thomas Tyner takes medical retirement

Thomas Tyner

EUGENE, Ore. - Running back Thomas Tyner has taken a medical retirement from football, the University of Oregon said Friday.

"We thank Thomas and wish him well," head coach Mark Helfrich said. "We will continue to support his efforts to graduate from the University of Oregon."

Tyner was a standout at Aloha High School in Beaverton.

In 2013 and 2014, he was Oregon's third-leading rusher.

Tyner ran for 573 yards and five touchdowns on 113 carries as a sophomore, the athletics department said. An injury caused him to miss all or most of five games.

He returned in the College Football Playoff. He ran for 124 yards and two touchdowns in Oregon's Rose Bowl victory over Florida State. He ran for 62 yards against Ohio State in the national championship game.

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