The Spartans accomplished a lot in an hour scrimmage.
Look for the two underclassmen to lead by example.
There were five pass plays of 30 or more yards.
The longest play of the day led to the first of two short touchdown runs.
There are 13 returning starters among more than 80 players suiting up for spring practice.
AT SAN JOSE STATE: In his second season with the Spartans... Durable running back... Signed a National Letter-of-Intent in February 2017.
2017: Second freshman in school history to lead the Spartans in rushing for a season... Played in the final 11 games and was a starter in five of the last six contests... Leading freshman rusher in the Mountain West and #15 ground gainer among freshman running backs nationally in 2017... Became a factor in the offensive attack the fourth game of the season against Utah State (9/23) when he had 10 carries for 35 yards... By season's end he finished with 670 yards and one touchdown on 163 carries... Had two 100-plus yard rushing games including a season-high 118 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries at Nevada (11/11)... Rushed for 112 yards on a season-best 26 attempts at BYU (10/28)... Also caught four passes for 55 yards in his first season at the major college level.
HIGH SCHOOL: Highly productive running back for Los Altos High (Coach Dale Ziola) in Hacienda Heights, Calif. ... Rushed 712 times for 5,776 yards and 76 touchdowns in three seasons... Scored 81 touchdowns overall... Caught 39 passes for 571 yards and three TDs... 33 kickoff returns for 1,072 yards and two touchdowns... Rushed for 2,533 yards and 40 touchdowns in 2016... Was a CalHiSports.com first-team all-state selection for medium-sized schools, the Hacienda League's and the San Gabriel Valley Tribune's All-Area Player of the Year and an All-C.I.F. honoree as a senior. ...The 2015 Hacienda League's Most Valuable Player and an All-C.I.F. Southern Section choice... Named to CalHiSports.com's all-state team for sophomores after the 2014 season... Credits his durability to running a mile every day somewhere regardless of the location and conditions... Two-sport athlete was a sprinter on the track and field team.... Won the 100 and 200 meter dashes at the 2015 Hacienda League championship meet and qualified for the C.I.F. Southern Section Division II meet in the 100 meters as a sophomore.
MORE ON TYLER: Would like to major in computer engineering... Interested in a video game development career... Enjoys listening to rap & hip hop... J Cole, Kendrick Lamar and Logic are three of his favorite performers... His uncle, John Nevens, played for the 1981 through 1984 Cal State Fullerton teams... He is a Los Angeles native.