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#2 Tyrel Kool
Position: Running Back
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Yankton, S.D.
High School: Yankton H.S.
Major: Business Economics
Experience: 3 Letters
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Tyrel is a multi-dimensional offensive player who has played at wide receiver and running back during his Jackrabbit career ... member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll each of the past three seasons and a recipient of the Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award

Took over the starting duties at running back and led the team with 534 rushing yards ... opened season by gaining 107 yards on 28 carries and also catching six passes for 79 yards and a touchdown versus Southern Utah to earn team’s Offensive Player of the Week award ...tallied 87 yards on 22 carries with a touchdown and added four receptions for 39 yards versus Indiana State to again be named squad’s Offensive Player of the week ... also scored rushing touchdowns at Youngstown State, at Missouri State and versus Southern Illinois ... honorable mention selection to the MVFC All-Academic Team

Earned honorable mention all-Missouri Valley Football Conference recognition as a wide receiver after leading the team with 64 receptions and 808 receiving yards ... receptions total was fifth-most in a season by a Jackrabbit player, while his receiving yards mark stands 10th in a single season ... recorded at least two receptions in all 11 games, including career-high 10 receptions for 113 yards and a touchdown at Northern Iowa to earn team’s Offensive Player of the Week award ... topped 100 receiving yards three other times, starting with nine-catch, 107-yard outing in season opener at Delaware, when he also was named team’s Offensive Player of the Week ... turned in team’s longest play from scrimmage of the season on 68-yard touchdown reception at North Dakota State, finishing game with six catches for 132 yards to earn third Offensive Player of the Week award ... closed season with six receptions for 105 yards versus North Dakota

Provided the Jackrabbits with another option at running back and in the return game ... averaged 5.6 yards per carry in 17 rushing attempts ... rushed for season-high 43 yards on only five attempts at Cal Poly ... broke off career-best 26-yard rush in Hobo Day victory over Northern Iowa ... lone reception of season was a 7-yard catch against Southern Illinois ... was one of team’s top kick returners, averaging 26.1 yards per return ... named Missouri Valley Football Conference Special Teams Player of the Week after 118 yards on kick returns, including 84-yarder, against Minnesota ... also saw action defensively late in the season, tallying three tackles in home game against Southern Illinois and in playoff game at Montana

Honored as team’s Offensive Scout Player of the Year during redshirt season ... earned squad’s weekly scout offense award three times

Ran for more than 3,300 yards and averaged nine yards per carry during four-year career at Yankton High School ... two-time all-Eastern South Dakota honoree and was selected to the Class AA all-state team as a defensive back in 2007 under head coach Arlin Likness ... also competed in basketball and track, winning a state title in the 300-meter hurdles as a sophomore and finishing as runner-up his junior year ... honor roll student