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Tyrone Moss

position

Running Back

Height

5-9

Weight

220 lbs.

Class

Junior

Hometown

Pompano Beach, Fla.

High School

Blanche Ely HS

CAREER: Powerful running back who broke onto the national scene with a strong 2005 season before being injured in the eighth game…Will be ready for the start of the 2006 season, and could be the next 1,000-yard rusher in UM history…Has scored 23 touchdowns in 31 games played, a total that leads the ACC’s returning players…Led the ACC in touchdowns in 2005 despite missing the final four games (and most of the fifth)…Was on pace to rush for 1,157 yards and score 21 touchdowns before his injury…Has career totals of 346 rushes for 1,657 yards, which ranks 13th in UM history despite the fact he has started just eight games…Has six career 100-yard games…Developed into a key player over the final three games of the 2003 season, then served as team’s No. 2 running back in 2004, backing up Frank Gore…Low-to-the-ground runner who is extremely powerful and is able to change direction without losing speed…Has exceptional peripheral vision and is particularly effective running between the tackles and near the goal line…Liberal arts major.

2005 (JUNIOR): Star tailback who turned into one of UM’s most productive runners ever before suffering a season-ending knee injury in the eighth game at Virginia Tech…Named to the All-ACC first team along with conference MVP Chris Barclay…Led the team with 701 yards rushing on 137 carries, a 5.1-yard average and 12 touchdowns…Also caught one pass for 17 yards…Led the ACC in touchdowns and was seventh in rushing despite missing the final four games…His 12 rushing TDs was the most by a UM back since Willis McGahee in 2002…Made his first UM start in the season opener at Florida State and rushed 23 times for 102 yards. Surpassed the 1,000-yard mark for his career, becoming the 33rd UM back to do so…Scored three touchdowns in leading UM to a 36-30 win in three overtimes at Clemson. Rushed a career-high 31 times for 139 yards, averaging 4.5 yards per carry, with a long of 25. Scored on a one-yard run in the fourth quarter, then added TD runs of six yards and 25 yards in overtime, the latter score for the game-winner. Named the ACC Offensive Back of the Week for his performance…Rushed 14 times for 44 yards in the home opener vs. Colorado…Led the team with 89 yards on 22 carries vs. South Florida. Scored three touchdowns for the second time in three weeks. Had scoring runs of one, 19 and one yard. Had a 17-yard reception for only the second catch of his career and a personal long, and his 36-yard run in the third quarter was a career long…Rushed 12 times for 82 yards vs. Duke, scoring two touchdowns on runs of seven and one yard…Played only into the second quarter at Temple with UM leading 34-0. Still led the team with 29 yards rushing on six carries…Rushed for a career-high 195 yards on 24 carries (8.1-yard average) and scored a career-high four touchdowns vs. North Carolina. The yardage total is the seventh-highest in school history, and he became the fourth Hurricanes player to score four touchdowns in one game. Named the ACC Offensive Back of the Week for the second time this year. Marked his third 100-yard game of the season and sixth of his career. Set a personal best for rushing yards in a season (675), surpassing the 511 yards he had as a freshman in 2003. Moved up to 14th on UM’s all-time rushing list and seventh on the career touchdowns list with 23, passing Clinton Portis (21)…Rushed six times for 26 yards at Virginia Tech, then suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in the second quarter and was lost for the season. Moved into 13th place on the school’s all-time rushing list, passing Don Bosseler (1,642 yards)…Underwent surgery on November 10.

2004 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 12 games, finishing second on the team with 445 yards rushing on 102 carries…Also scored a personal-best six touchdowns…Served as the backup tailback to Frank Gore all season…Led the team in rushing in two games…In the opener vs. FSU, rushed six times for five yards…A week later vs. Louisiana Tech, led the team with 69 yards rushing on seven carries, scoring two TDs…Rushed for a career-high 148 yards on 19 carries at Houston, scoring two TDs for the second straight week. Marked his third career 100-yard game…Rushed 14 times for 46 yards at Georgia Tech…Rushed four times for 14 yards vs. Louisville…Rushed 16 times for 42 yards at NC State…Led team with 30 yards rushing on eight carries at North Carolina. Scored one touchdown on an eight-yard run in the third quarter…Rushed seven times for 15 yards vs. Clemson…Rushed five times for 11 yards in limited action at Virginia…Rushed eight times for 33 yards vs. Wake Forest…Carried four times for 14 yards and scored UM’s only touchdown on two-yard run in second quarter vs. Virginia Tech…In the Peach Bowl vs. Florida, played as the backup tailback and rushed four times for 18 yards.

2003 (FRESHMAN): Played in 11 games…Rushed for 511 yards on 107 carries (4.8 average) and scored five touchdowns…Did not fumble during the entire season…Ranked second on the team in rushing yards, rushing attempts, yards per rush and rushing touchdowns…Eclipsed the 100-yard mark vs. Temple (135 yards) and Pittsburgh (115)…Rushed seven times for 35 yards in the opener at Louisiana Tech…Did not see action against Florida…Rushed four times for 26 yards against East Carolina…Had four rushes for three yards at Boston College…Rushed twice for one yard against West Virginia…Rushed two times for two yards at Florida State…Rushed for a game-high 135 yards on 15 carries and scored two touchdowns against Temple (including a 36-yarder)…Ran six times for 19 yards at Virginia Tech…Did not see action against Tennessee…Provided the impetus for a second-half comeback win over Syracuse, rushing 18 times for 91 yards – all in the second half – to lead Miami to a 17-10 win…Scored the game-winning touchdown on a memorable nine-yard run during which he broke three tackles…Rushed 13 times for 53 yards against Rutgers…Rushed a season-high 21 times for 115 yards and two touchdowns to key Miami’s 280-yard ground game in the win at Pittsburgh. Also caught a pass for a two-yard loss…Rushed 15 times for 31 yards and scored a touchdown in the Orange Bowl victory over Florida State.

HIGH SCHOOL: Pompano Beach Ely…Rushed for more than 7,000 yards in his high school career…As a senior in 2002, rushed for 2,313 yards and 35 touchdowns while leading his school to the Florida Class 5A state championship…Also caught 10 passes for 164 yards…Rushed for 2,100 yards on 201 carries and scored 35 touchdowns as a junior in 2001, averaging 9.4 yards per attempt…Rushed for more than 2,500 yards as a sophomore in 2000…Parade All-American…Second-team selection on the USA Today All-America Team…Nation’s No. 31 player on Allen Wallace’s SuperPrep Elite 50…The nation’s No. 5 running back and a SuperPrep All-American…The No. 3 player in Florida on the SuperPrep Florida 88…The nation’s No. 23 player and the nation’s No. 2 tailback by Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report…The No. 40 player in the nation on The Insiders.com National Top 100…Second-team All-American by The Insiders.com…The No. 42 player on the Rivals100 National Top 100…Member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100…Member of the Palm Beach Post National Top 50 and the Florida Top 20…The No. 5 player in Florida on the Orlando Sentinel Florida Top 100…A first-team selection on the Fox Sports Net All-South Team…Chose Miami over Virginia Tech…Coached by Steve Davis.

TYRONE MOSS’ CAREER STATISTICS

    RUSHING RECEIVING
Year GP/GS Att Yards Avg. TD LG No. Yards Avg. TD LG
2003 11/0 107 511 4.8 5 36 1 -2 -2.0 0 -2
2004 12/0 102 445 4.4 6 37 0 0 0.0 0 0
2005 8/8 137 701 5.1 12 36 1 17 17.0 0 17
Totals 31/8 346 1657 4.8 23 37 2 17 8.5 0 17

TYRONE MOSS’ CAREER BESTS

Rushing yards 195 (vs. North Carolina 2005)
Rushing attempts 31 (at Clemson 2005)
Rushing touchdowns 4 (vs. North Carolina 2005)
Long run 37 (at Houston 2004)

TYRONE MOSS’ 2003 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

Opponent No. Yards TD LG No. Yards TD LG
at Louisiana Tech 7 35 0 8 0 0 0 0
Florida Did not play
East Carolina 4 26 0 9 0 0 0 0
at Boston College 4 3 0 4 0 0 0 0
West Virginia 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
at Florida State 2 2 0 3 0 0 0 0
Temple 15 135 1 36 0 0 0 0
at Virginia Tech 6 19 0 6 0 0 0 0
Tennessee Did not play
Syracuse 18 91 1 26 0 0 0 0
Rutgers 13 53 0 9 0 0 0 0
at Pittsburgh 21 115 2 30 1 -2 0 -2
Florida State (Orange Bowl) 15 31 1 9 0 0 0 0
Totals 107 511 5 36 1 -2 -2.0

TYRONE MOSS’ 2004 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

Opponent No. Yards TD LG No. Yards TD LG
Florida State 6 5 0 5 0 0 0 0
Louisiana Tech 7 69 2 21 0 0 0 0
at Houston 19 148 2 37 0 0 0 0
at Georgia Tech 14 46 0 7 0 0 0 0
Louisville 4 14 0 8 0 0 0 0
at North Carolina State 16 42 0 12 0 0 0 0
at North Carolina 8 30 1 14 0 0 0 0
Clemson 7 15 0 7 0 0 0 0
at Virginia 5 11 0 5 0 0 0 0
Wake Forest 8 33 0 16 0 0 0 0
Virginia Tech 4 14 1 7 0 0 0 0
Florida (Peach Bowl) 4 18 0 9 0 0 0 0
Totals 102 445 6 37 0 0 0 0

 

TYRONE MOSS’ 2005 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

Opponent No. Yards TD LG No. Yards TD LG
at Florida State 23 102 0 21 0 0 0 0
at Clemson 31 139 3 25 0 0 0 0
Colorado 14 44 0 12 0 0 0 0
South Florida 22 89 3 19 1 17 0 17
Duke 12 82 2 36 0 0 0 0
at Temple 6 29 0 19 0 0 0 0
North Carolina 24 195 4 30 0 0 0 0
at Virginia Tech 6 26 0 15 0 0 0 0
at Wake Forest Did not play (knee)
Georgia Tech Did not play (knee)
Virginia Did not play (knee)
Louisiana State (bowl) Did not play (knee)
Totals 137 701 12 36 1 17 0 17