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#25 Tyler Gaffney
Position: Running Back
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 226
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Cathedral Catholic
Major: Sociology
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As a Senior (2013)
• USA Today All-America second team
• SI.com All-America honorable mention
• CBSSports.com All-America third team
• Phil Steele All-America fourth team
• Athlon Sports All-America third team
• Athlon Sports All-Pac-12 first team
• Pac-12 Football Championship Game MVP
• All-Pac-12 second team
• Phil Steele All-Pac-12 second team
• Stanford's Team MVP (Irving S. Zeimer Memorial Award)
• Doak Walker Award semifinalist
• Stanford's co-Offensive Player of the Game vs. San Jose State (Sept. 7)
• Stanford's co-Offensive Player of the Game at Army (Sept. 14)
• Stanford's co-Offensive Player of the Game vs. UCLA (Oct. 19)
• Stanford's co-Offensive Player of the Game at Oregon State (Oct. 26)
• 13th nationally with 122.1 rushing yards/game 
• 16th nationally with 9.4 points/game  
• Eighth nationally with 1,709 yards rushing  
• Fifth nationally with 21 rushing touchdowns
• 14 games played
• 1,709 yards rushing (second-best single-season total in Stanford history)
• 330 rushing attempts (second-best single-season total in Stanford history)
• 21 rushing touchdowns (third-best single-season total in Stanford history)
• 86 yards receiving on 15 catches and one touchdown
• Nine 100-yard rushing outputs (second-best single-season total in Stanford history)
• 1,795 all-purpose yards (10th-best single-season total in Stanford history)
• 128.2 all-purpose yards/game
• Starting running back in first game back against San Jose State after one-year hiatus
    • Game-high 104 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries
    • Two catches for 20 yards
    • 155 all-purpose yards (132 rushing, 23 receiving)
• One rushing touchdown (1 yard), one receiving touchdown (23 yards) at Army
    • Eclipsed 1,000-yard career rushing mark
    • Third running back since 2009 with at least 1,000 career rushing yards
• 19 rushes for 95 yards and two scores against Arizona State
• 14 rushes for 55 yards against Washington State
• Team-high 85 rushing yards, 11-yard rushing score against Washington
• 16 rushes for 108 yards (6.8 yards/rush) and one touchdown at Utah
    • Fourth career 100-yard rushing game
    • 1-yard touchdown rush on opening drive
    • 43-yard rush
• 36 rushes for 171 yards and two touchdowns vs. UCLA
• 22 rushes for 145 yards and three touchdowns at Oregon State
• School-record 45 rushes for 157 yards and one touchdown vs. Oregon
    • Most rushing attempts by FBS running back since 2010
    • 24 first-half rushing attempts
    • Eclipsed 1,000 yards rushing on the season
• 158 rushing yards on 24 carries and two touchdowns at USC
    • Rushing scores of 35 and 18 yards
    • Fifth consecutive 100-yard rushing output
    • Scored touchdowns at USC in 2009, 2011 and 2013
• 95 rushing yards and one touchdown on 16 carries vs. Cal
    • 58-yard touchdown run (career-long rush)
    • 10th player in program history to rush for more than 2,000 career yards
• Career-high 189 yard rushing on 33 carries vs. Notre Dame
    • 1-yard touchdown run
• 133 rushing yards on 22 carries vs. Arizona State in Pac-12 Championship Game
    • Three rushing touchdowns, including 69-yard first-quarter score
    • Sixth multi-touchdown game
    • Ninth 100-yard rushing output
• 91 yards rushing on 24 carries and one touchdown vs. Michigan State in Rose Bowl

As a Junior (2011)
• 449 rushing yards on 74 carries (6.1 yards per rush) and seven touchdowns in 13 games
• 12 receptions for 79 yards and one touchdown
• Rushed for touchdowns in seven of 13 games
• Ranked second in rushing average and touchdowns
• Nine carries for 61 yards and one touchdown against Colorado
• Capped off 14-play, 84-yard scoring drive with one-yard run in third quarter against Colorado
• 117 rushing yards on nine carries and a touchdown against Washington
• Helped Cardinal amass school-record 446 yards rushing against Washington
• Combined with Stepfan Taylor (138) as 10th running back duo to rush for 100 yards in same game
• 310 rushing yards on 44 carries (7.0 yards per rush) in six-game stretch
• 36 rushing yards on seven carries at USC
     • Scored game’s first touchdown on 10-yard reception at USC
• 12 carries for 56 yards at Oregon State, including fourth-quarter touchdown
• 31 yards on four carries vs. Oregon
• 40 yards on six carries and one touchdown against Cal
• Four carries for four yards and 16-yard reception against Oklahoma State in Fiesta Bowl

As a Sophomore (2010)
• Appeared in 10 of 13 games, missing three contests due to injury
• Rushed for 255 yards on 60 carries (4.2 yard per rush) and four touchdowns
• Third in rushing yards among backs - Taylor (1,137), Wilkerson (408)
• 25 carries for 152 yards and three touchdowns over first four games
• Sidelined for the Oregon, USC and Washington State games before returning at Washington
• Eight carries for 33 yards and one touchdown against Sacramento State
• Rushed for gains of 19, 22 and 32 yards with two TDs against Wake Forest
• 13 carries for 50 yards including a three-yard touchdown in 41-0 victory over Washington
• Six carries for 15 yards at Arizona
• Limited action at Arizona State and Cal
• Eight rushes for 27 yards and two receptions for 55 yards against Oregon State
• Caught Andrew Luck’s single-season record 28th TD pass for 52-yards against Oregon State
• Two carries for 10 yards in Orange Bowl victory over Virginia Tech

As a Freshman (2009)
• Appeared in 12 games as a true freshman
• 87 yards on 22 carries and one touchdown
• 19-yard run in fourth quarter against San Jose State
• Six carries for season-high 23 yards against Washington
• One reception for 17 yards vs. Washington
• One reception for 22 yards at Arizona
• Six carries against Arizona State
• 21 yards on one carry against Cal

Baseball Career at Stanford
• Three-year starting outfielder for nationally-ranked baseball program
• 161 games played, .301 career batting average, 132 runs, 76 RBI
• Two-time All-Pac-10 honorable mention
• Two-time all-regional tournament
• Hit leadoff home run in both games of 2010 NCAA Fullerton Regional
• Hit .328 with 42 runs 24 RBI as a freshman
• Hit .327 in 54 games as a sophomore with 42 runs and team-high 29 walks
• Hit .245 in 54 games as a junior, .390 on-base pct., 48 runs, 29 walks and team-high 17 HBP
• 24-game hitting streak spanned from 2011-12

The Gaffney File
• Returned for senior season and completion of degree after 2012 hiatus from professional baseball
• Graduated from Cathedral Catholic (Calif.) and played for head football coach Sean Doyle
• Named to San Diego Union-Tribune to the All-Time All-County First Team in February 2013
• Nation’s top fullback prospect by SuperPrep Magazine, third by Scout and fourth by Rivals
• PrepStar All-American
• 5,547 rushing yards, 46 receptions for 730 yards and totaled 99 touchdowns during prep career
• 2008 Cal-Hi Sports “Mr. Football”
• San Diego Section record 2,866 yards on 295 carries with 48 rushing touchdowns as a senior
• 26 catches for 428 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior
• 56 total touchdowns as a senior, fourth-best single-season total in California history
• Four or more rushing touchdowns in seven games during senior campaign
• Seven touchdowns and 228 yards rushing as a senior against Scripps Ranch
• 337 rushing yards and four touchdowns in 2008 state title game
• Led school to 14-0 season and first state crown in 2008
• 1,552 rushing yards and 24 touchdowns, 20 receptions for 302 yards and five touchdowns in 2007
• CIF San Diego Section record holder for most points scored in a career (598)
• CIF San Diego Section record holder for most points in a season (336)
• CIF San Diego Section record holder for single-season rushing yards (2,866)
• CIF San Diego Section record holder for single-season rushing touchdowns (48)
• CIF San Diego Section record holder for single-game touchdowns (7)
• Second all-time in CIF San Diego Section with 5,547 career rushing yards
• Cal-Hi Sports first team all-state (medium schools)
• MaxPreps Division II All-State Player of the Year
• MaxPreps All-America first team (media schools)
• SuperPrep Far West Offensive Player of the Year
• GoldenStatePrep Player of the Year
• ESPN All-American first team
• GoldenStatePrep Southern California Player of the Year
• San Diego Hall of Champions Breitbard All-CIF Offensive Player of the Year
• Eastern League Offensive Player of the Year
• KUSI Silver Pigskin Award
• North County Times All-North County team
• San Diego Union-Tribune Offensive Player of the Year
• National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete of the Year
• All-Eastern League Offensive Player of the Year as a junior
• San Diego Union-Tribune All-San Diego Section first team as a junior
• Oldest son of Gene and Tiffani Gaffney
• Younger brother, Drew, is a high school All-American playing rugby at California
• Father played baseball at the University of San Diego from 1981-82
• Majoring in Sociology with a minor in psychology

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