Aloha (Beaverton, Ore.)
junior Thomas Tyner
is one of the nation's most outstanding two-sport athletes, but he has been plagued by injuries during the past two years.
The latest mishap for the 5-star recruit came during Saturday's Oregon Relays at Eugene, Ore., when he re-injured his hamstring and fell during the 100-meter dash. Earlier he had run an explosive leadoff leg to spark his 4x100 relay team to a record 42.11 clocking.
It was his first all-out effort of the spring following several injuries he had received during the football campaign. He missed six football games last fall, but still rushed for 1,136 yards and 12 touchdowns. As a sophomore he had sparked his team to its first Class 6A state title and been named Oregon's Gatorade Football Player of the Years.
The 6-foot, 207-pound University of Oregon recruit, who hopes to play both sports at the next level, also holds the Oregon record in the 100-meter dash (4.35) and runs 40 yards in 4.38 seconds. He is listed as one of the nation's premier football players by CBS/MaxPreps analyst Tom Lemming