“I Would’ve Never Done It without Them”

The story below is from ESPN.com, about Aloha High School running back Thomas Tyner, who ran for 644 yards to set an Oregon state record on Friday night. Nationally, Tyner’s feat is the all-time third-highest single game rushing total, according to the National High School Sports Record Book. Notice the beautiful humility in how, rather than taking credit for his amazing accomplishment, he gives credit to his offensive line. 

Tyner, an Oregon recruit, carried the ball 38 times and scored 10 touchdowns in Aloha’s 84-63 win over Lakeridge, and he did it all on his 18th birthday.

“The beginning of the game I saw in the guys eyes. We were ready to play,” Tyner told the Oregonian.

Tyner, who also played on defense, scored on runs of 20, 41, 62, 60 and 65 yards in the first half.

He credited his offensive line, telling the Oregonian it was the “best in the state.”

“They opened up the holes, I would’ve never done it without them,” he told the newspaper.