Ex-Oregon running back Thomas Tyner will join Oregon State to attempt a comeback.
After taking a medical retirement 15 months ago, Thomas Tyner is returning to football—only this time, it won't be in an Oregon uniform. Instead, he'll be suiting up for the Oregon State Beavers.
The NCAA prohibits medical retirees from returning to play at the same university, so he's taking his talents to Oregon State.
"I've wanted to be a Beaver my whole life," Tyner told The Oregonian.
Tyner requested a release from Oregon on Friday.
Tyner, who suffered two shoulder injuries and missed the entire 2015 season, quit the football team in 2016. Now, he feels like he's back in form and ready to play.
"I feel 100 percent," he said on Saturday. "I've had two years of being free, not doing any sports or anything. I think it's time for me to get back. My football career didn't end the way I wanted it to and I think I owe it to myself and everyone who looked up to me. I wasn't satisfied with how it ended."
Tuner recorded 1,284 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns in two seasons at Oregon.