After taking an official visit to Stillwater this past weekend, former Western Michigan running back Sean Tyler has announced his commitment to Oklahoma State with one year of eligibility remaining.
The Richton Park, Illinois native joins the Cowboys following back-to-back seasons of over 1,000 yards rushing scoring a career-high 11 touchdowns in 2021 and an additional eight TDs to finish out his senior season at Western Michigan.
During his time with the Broncos, Tyler was an early down back and a key role player for former WMU head coach Tim Lester, most notably heading the rushing attack during the program’s 2021 Quick Lane Bowl victory over Nevada.
On 14 attempts, Tyler managed a team-leading 146 rushing yards averaging 10.4 yards per carry including a long run of 70 yards which put Western Michigan inside the 5-yard line setting up an easy 7 points on a QB sneak.
However, Tyler’s production doesn’t stop in the backfield as he’s worked himself into a solid kickoff returner with three career kickoff return touchdowns and just shy of 1,000 yards on kick returns with 955 across three seasons.
Tyler’s lone touchdown in the 2021 Quick Lane Bowl even came on Western Michigan’s first touch of the game as he easily returned a Nevada kickoff to the endzone and put the Broncos ahead early to earn the 2021 Quick Lane Bowl MVP award.
100 YARDS AND NO ONE WAS GONNA STOP HIM 🏠 📞 pic.twitter.com/5v4v12eyhc
— ESPN (@espn) December 27, 2021
While Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy is clearly getting a dual-threat at running back with Tyler, how do you think the former Bronco will fair in his final season of college football with a move to the power-5 level?