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    Tyrone Gooch
    Tyrone Gooch

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Bolingbrook, Ill.

    High School:
    Waubonsie Valley

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 200

    Position:
    WR



    1998: Played in nine games ... Carried the ball 21 times for 110 yards, a 5.0 yard average ... Longest run was 21 yards vs. Wisconsin ... Returned five kicks for 70 yards, a 14.0 yard average ... Longest return was 37 yards at Michigan State.

    1997: Played in all 12 games ... Carried the ball 16 times for 73 yards, a 4.6 average ... Longest run was 17 yards at Purdue ... Also caught two passes for 21 yards in win over Oklahoma in the Pigskin Classic ... Had seven kick returns for 165 yards, a 23.6 average ... Longest return was a 37-yard run against Wisconsin.

    1996: Saw action in Duke, Iowa and Citrus Bowl games . . . Carried twice for 10 yards in the Citrus Bowl vs Tennessee.

    1995: Did not see any game action ... Named scout team champion vs. Wisconsin.

    High School: SuperPrep All-Midwest selection ... Totaled 3,000 rushing yards in two seasons as a tailback ... Two-time all-area and all-conference selection ... Voted conference MVP ... School's all-time leading rusher ... Gained 256 yards against undefeated West Aurora ... Also lettered in track ... Two-year honor roll member ... High school football coach was B.J. Luke.

    Personal: Born Tyrone Gooch on 10/27/77 ... Son of Calvin Gooch and Susan Gooch ... Father, Calvin, is head basketball coach at Robert Morris College (Chicago) ... A psychological services major.

    Gooch's Career Stats

    Rushing
    Year    GP ATT  YDS  AVG  TD  Lng
    1996     3   3   13  4.3   0    5
    1997    12  16   73  4.6   0   17
    1998     9  21  110  5.0   0   21
    TOTALS  24  40  196  4.9   0   21
    

    Receiving Year GP REC YDS AVG TD LNG 1997 12 2 21 10.5 0 13 1998 9 2 -3 -1.5 0 0 TOTALS 21 4 18 4.5 0 13

    Kick Returns Year RET YDS AVG TD LNG 1997 7 165 23.6 0 37 1998 5 70 14.0 0 37 TOTALS 12 235 19.9 0 37

    The Gooch File
    Q. If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what would you want it to be: A dog (they just eat, sleep, get spoiled)
    Q. What is your most treasured possession: Bible
    Q. What do you consider to be your greatest achievement: Maintaining great relationships with my family and continuously getting closer to them