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Tyrone Wheatley
Running Backs

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1st year in NFL/1st year with the Bills

 

COACHING EXPERIENCE

Tyrone Wheatley, a former NFL running back, will enter his first season as an assistant coach with the Buffalo Bills in 2013 and will oversee the team’s running backs. Wheatley comes to Buffalo after tutoring the backfield at Syracuse from 2010-12 under head coach Doug Marrone.

 

While at Syracuse from 2010-12, Wheatley guided a rushing offense that improved tremendously during his time with the Orange.

  • The Orange backfield averaged 187.0 yards per game in 2012 – an improvement of 60.5 yards per game (126.5) in the team’s average in the year prior to Wheatley’s arrival
  • Syracuse’s rushing offense was part of a 2012 offense that helped post school records in multiple categories, including total offense (6,188), total yards per game (476.0) and first downs (328)
  • In 2010, Wheatley mentored RB Delone Carter who recorded his second consecutive 1,000-yard season en route to earning All-BIG EAST second-team honors

 

Following a standout career as a four-year starter at the University of Michigan, Wheatley was the 17th overall draft choice in the 1995 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. Wheatley played in the NFL for 10 seasons, including four years with the Giants (1995-98) and six with the Oakland Raiders (1999-2004). He was named the Victor Awards Comeback Player of the Year in 2000 after tallying career-bests of 1,046 rushing yards on 232 carries with nine touchdowns.

PERSONAL

A four-year letterman at running back and kick returner at Michigan from 1991-94, Wheatley was tabbed Big Ten Player of the Year in 1992… three-time All-Conference selection from 1992-94… ranks second in Wolverine record books in rushing touchdowns (47), third in 100-yard rushing games (20) and fifth in rushing yards (4,178)… owns a school-record with a single-season rushing average of 7.34 set in 1992…earned All-Big Ten honors as a sprinter for the Michigan track & field team from 1993-95 and tabbed a Track and Field All-American… graduated with a degree in kinesiology from Michigan in 2008… he and his wife, Kimberly, have five children, including three sons and two daughters.

 

WHEATLEY’S COACHING CAREER

 

NFL

 

 

Buffalo Bills

2013

Running Backs

 

 

 

COLLEGE

 

 

Syracuse

2010-12

Running Backs

Eastern Michigan

2009

Running Backs

Ohio Northern

2008

Running Backs

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL COACHING EXP.

 

 

Pittsburgh Steelers

June 2008

NFL Minority Coaching Fellow

Dearborn Heights Robichaud

2006-08

Head Football Coach and Head Track Coach

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

July 2006

NFL Minority Coaching Fellow

 

1st year in NFL/1st year with the Bills

 

COACHING EXPERIENCE

Tyrone Wheatley, a former NFL running back, will enter his first season as an assistant coach with the Buffalo Bills in 2013 and will oversee the team’s running backs. Wheatley comes to Buffalo after tutoring the backfield at Syracuse from 2010-12 under head coach Doug Marrone.

 

While at Syracuse from 2010-12, Wheatley guided a rushing offense that improved tremendously during his time with the Orange.

  • The Orange backfield averaged 187.0 yards per game in 2012 – an improvement of 60.5 yards per game (126.5) in the team’s average in the year prior to Wheatley’s arrival
  • Syracuse’s rushing offense was part of a 2012 offense that helped post school records in multiple categories, including total offense (6,188), total yards per game (476.0) and first downs (328)
  • In 2010, Wheatley mentored RB Delone Carter who recorded his second consecutive 1,000-yard season en route to earning All-BIG EAST second-team honors

 

Following a standout career as a four-year starter at the University of Michigan, Wheatley was the 17th overall draft choice in the 1995 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. Wheatley played in the NFL for 10 seasons, including four years with the Giants (1995-98) and six with the Oakland Raiders (1999-2004). He was named the Victor Awards Comeback Player of the Year in 2000 after tallying career-bests of 1,046 rushing yards on 232 carries with nine touchdowns.

PERSONAL

A four-year letterman at running back and kick returner at Michigan from 1991-94, Wheatley was tabbed Big Ten Player of the Year in 1992… three-time All-Conference selection from 1992-94… ranks second in Wolverine record books in rushing touchdowns (47), third in 100-yard rushing games (20) and fifth in rushing yards (4,178)… owns a school-record with a single-season rushing average of 7.34 set in 1992…earned All-Big Ten honors as a sprinter for the Michigan track & field team from 1993-95 and tabbed a Track and Field All-American… graduated with a degree in kinesiology from Michigan in 2008… he and his wife, Kimberly, have five children, including three sons and two daughters.

 

WHEATLEY’S COACHING CAREER

 

NFL

 

 

Buffalo Bills

2013

Running Backs

 

 

 

COLLEGE

 

 

Syracuse

2010-12

Running Backs

Eastern Michigan

2009

Running Backs

Ohio Northern

2008

Running Backs

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL COACHING EXP.

 

 

Pittsburgh Steelers

June 2008

NFL Minority Coaching Fellow

Dearborn Heights Robichaud

2006-08

Head Football Coach and Head Track Coach

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

July 2006

NFL Minority Coaching Fellow

 

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