The senior tailback is one of six players still in the running
The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee has narrowed down its list of nominees to six finalists for the prestigious 2013 U.S. Army Player of the Year Award, and Alohas Thomas Tyner is part of that group.
Tyner, who has committed to play next year at the University of Oregon, just completed his senior season, leading the Warriors to a third-place finish in the Metro League and then on to the second round of the Class 6A state playoffs.
Along the way, Tyner set Oregon single-game and season records for rushing, breaking loose for 643 yards and 10 touchdowns in a non-league win over Lakeridge back in September, then finishing his season with a state-record total of 3405 yards on 299 carries (good for a per carry averge of 11.4 yards per run).
In addition, Tyner finished the 2012 season with 43 rushing touchdowns, two receiving TDs and two kick returns for scores.
The U.S. Army Player of the Year Award is given to the Nations most outstanding senior in high school football participating in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. The U.S. Army Player of the Year will be recognized during the U.S. Army Awards Dinner on Jan. 4 in San Antonio.