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Oregon running back Thomas Tyner medically retires

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Some late breaking news on a Friday afternoon

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Oregon football team has just announced that running back Thomas Tyner has medically retired. Tyner thanked the Oregon football staff, his teammates and the fans this afternoon on Twitter.

During his career with Oregon, Tyner rushed for 1,284 yards and 114 touchdowns, averaging 5.6 yards per carry over two seasons. He played a crucial role to the Ducks defeating Florida State in the 2015 Rose Bowl, rushing for 124 yards and two touchdowns as the Ducks advanced to the first College Football Playoff national championship game.

Tyner missed the entire 2015 season after he had surgery on his left shoulder prior to fall camp, a shoulder he injured returning a kick against Washington in October 2014.

For the Ducks, next year they will return Royce Freeman, Tony Brooks-James, Kani Benoit and Taj Griffin.

During my time on the Oregon coaching staff, Thomas was one of the most genuine and nicest guys around. Nothing but the best for him in his future endeavors.