Tyrone McKinney
Tyrone McKinney


Long Beach, Calif.

High School:

Last College:
L.A. Harbor JC

Height / Weight:
5-6 / 169




Quickly: Listed as the top backup at tailback after spring practice, but will be pushed by a handful of newcomers in the fall... Is the team's only returning running back with division I rushing statistics.

2003 (Jr.): Saw limited action as a running back... Carried 10 times for 33 yards... Had a long run of 11 yards... Best game was three carries for 13 yards against UL-Monroe.

Junior College: Saw limited playing time as a sophomore in junior college while nursing a high ankle sprain... Rushed 99 times for 587 yards and two touchdowns... Had seven receptions for 95 yards and another score... Also returned eight kickoffs for 195 yards... In the team's bowl game he rushed 18 times for 87 yards... Saw limited time as a freshman while playing behind an all-state tailback.

High School: Was a two-year starter in high school... Earned second-team all-CIF honors as a junior and as a senior... Missed four games his senior year due to injury, but still rushed for 564 yards... As a junior he was his team's most valuable player, while earning most improved and the hardest hitter award... Played both running back and cornerback.

Personal: Born Sept. 5, 1983 in Compton, Calif... Son of Tyrone McKinney and Gloria Moore... Plans to major in sociology... Likes to play basketball, watch NASCAR and go to the beach.

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