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Name: Tyjae Spears 
College: Tulane     Number: 22
Height: 5-10   Weight: 195
Position: RB  Pos2: KR
Class/Draft Year: Jr/2024

40 Low: 4.37
   40 Time: 4.47
  40 High: 4.56

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Weight: 195

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 Data Scout Notes: 2022: PDoakWalker...2021: NAC...2020: NAC...(+) Sept 2020 Knee INJ/Out for 2020



 Tyjae Spears, Tulane, Player News

  09/05/22 - RB Tyjae SpearsJr/2024, Tulane, 5-10, 195 (DS#28 RB) + More +

  SEPT 5 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HONOR ROLL: Tyjae Spears, Jr., RB, Tulane,...Rushed for a conference-leading three first-half touchdowns in a 42-10 win against Massachusetts. Had 57 rushing yards on 12 carries. - American Athletic Conference Football

(DS#28 RB) Jr/2024 RB Tyjae SpearsTulane
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  08/06/22 - RB Tyjae SpearsJr/2024, Tulane, 5-10, 195 (DS#28 RB) + More +

  Tyjae Spears rushed for more yards in Tulane's finale against Memphis last season than any player in school history not named Matt Forte. His encore might last for all of 2022. Fully recovered from a torn ACL he suffered in Septembers 2020, Spears took a handoff from Michael Pratt during a red zone drill in Tulane's first preseason practice Wednesday morning, bounced outside, turned the corner and beat everyone to the pylon for a 15-yard touchdown. He punctuated his dash with a little jump as he approached the goal line. Twelve months after admitting he was nowhere near 100 percent physically or mentally, Spears, a redshirt junior from Ponchatoula, is in a much better head space. "Last year I still had a limp, and I'm kind of getting emotional right now talking about all the hard work I put in," he said. "I don't want to brag on myself, but it's special to be here now and to keep on elevating."

How high he can go is anyone's guess. Forte's record-shattering 2,127-yard season in 2007 is untouchable, but maybe not Mewelde Moore's second-best total of 1,421 in 2001. Spears' 264-yard outburst on 30 carries at Memphis surprised no one who had seen him run. His skill set alone could help the Green Wave put last year's dismal 2-10 record in the rearview mirror. "I'll never forget one of our first practices when I got here, he got the ball on a A-gap run (between the center and guard), took a jab step and ended up in the C-gap (outside the tackle) on the other side," said linebacker Nick Anderson, who arrived in 2019 along with Spears. "Last year around this time he was hesitant to make certain cuts, but you can see him getting back to his normal self." - New Orleans Times Picayune


(DS#28 RB) Jr/2024 RB Tyjae SpearsTulane
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  07/25/22 - RB Tyjae SpearsJr/2024, Tulane, 5-10, 195 (DS#28 RB) + More +

  2022 PRESEASON DOAK WALKER AWARD CANDIDATE: Tyjae Spears (So.), Tulane,... Last year Tyjae Spears established himself as the Green Wave's top running back with 863 rushing yards and nine touchdowns through 12 games… Rushed for over 100 yards in four of the last five games of the season… Named to the Phil Steele All-American Athletic Conference Second Team at the conclusion of this redshirt freshman season… Ran in his first touchdown of the season versus Morgan State (Sept. 11)… Had his first 100-yard game at home versus Cincinnati, totaling 106 yards and a touchdown (Oct. 30)… Accumulated 112 yards of total offense at UCF (Nov. 6)… Rushed for 104 yards versus Tulsa (Nov.13)… Had 111 yards and two touchdowns in the final home game of the season versus USF (Nov.19)… Had a career to close out the season at Memphis rushing for 264 yards and two touchdowns (Nov. 27). - Tulane Football

(DS#28 RB) Jr/2024 RB Tyjae SpearsTulane
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  08/12/21 - RB Tyjae SpearsJr/2024, Tulane, 5-10, 195 (DS#28 RB) + More +

  After practicing Friday for the first time in nearly 11 months and declaring himself ready to go, Tulane running back Tyjae Spears was brutally honest about the injury that stopped him in his tracks last September and prompted plenty of misgivings moving forward. Recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament is hard on the brain. "I'm not going to lie, I wanted to quit," he said. "Nine months ago I wasn't even walking. Two months ago, I was ready to quit and pack it up and go home." Those strong emotions likely never would have morphed into reality. Spears, a Ponchatoula High product entering his third year with the Green Wave, is too talented with too much of a future to give it all up.

After redshirting in 2019 (despite playing in four games), he rushed for 105 yards in the Green Wave's 2020 opener against South Alabama, 119 more the following week against Navy and was halfway to 100 when the knee took a fateful hit against Southern Miss at the end of a touchdown run early in the second quarter last Sept. 26. He thought his leg was broken, checked it and realized the problem was different. Either way, he knew his season was over in an instant. His perceived setbacks in his recovery reached a critical point in late May. "I wasn't seeing any progress when I was doing the work every day," he said. "I was still limping. I couldn't finish. I couldn't get up to full speed. It just took a toll on me. Some days I was progressing in the training room, and then the next day I couldn't do anything and was back down to ground zero again." - New Orleans Times Picayune


(DS#28 RB) Jr/2024 RB Tyjae SpearsTulane
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  10/03/20 - RB Tyjae SpearsJr/2024, Tulane, 5-10, 195 (DS#28 RB) + More +

  Tulane coach Willie Fritz confirmed Thursday what everyone feared when Tyjae Spears went down early in the second quarter against Southern Miss - his star running back will be out for the rest of the season. Fritz said Spears, a redshirt freshman from Ponchatoula, had surgery Thursday morning to repair a probable anterior cruciate ligament tear in his right knee. Off to a tremendous start in the Green Wave's first three games, he was hurt at the end of his second touchdown run against the Golden Eagles, appearing to take a wrong step after being hit as he crossed the goal line. That 15-yard score gave Spears 274 yards on 37 carries (7.4 average) in barely more than nine quarters, including back-to-back 100-yard games against South Alabama and Navy. An electric, big-play threat every time he touched the ball, he already was halfway to becoming the first player with three straight 100-yard games during Fritz's tenure when his year ended abruptly. "We're losing a great, great, great player for this season," Fritz said. "He brings so much to the team besides his level of play. He's an example about how to practice and about how to prepare for a game. He does as good a job of that as anybody I've ever coached, and I've been doing this a long time. Guys are going to have to pick up the slack obviously." - New Orleans Times Picayune

(DS#28 RB) Jr/2024 RB Tyjae SpearsTulane
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  09/17/20 - RB Tyjae SpearsJr/2024, Tulane, 5-10, 195 (DS#28 RB) + More +

  "He's as good a blocker as we've got," Fritz said. "He's a tough, hard-nosed competitor. I love everything about him, and he's only going to get better." The skill came with hard work. "This may sound crazy, but I want to be a better blocker than a runner," Spears said. "This offseason I really took pride in it." Fritz knew what he had in Spears immediately, but with the Wave's depth at running back, he elected to redshirt him last season. Spears played in the maximum four games the NCAA allows to retain four years of eligibility, rushing for 89 yards on eight carries against Missouri State and 60 yards on 12 attempts at Navy. The high mark for a running back at Tulane under Fritz was Darius Bradwell's 1,134 yards in 2018. If Spears stays healthy, that number should be in jeopardy even though he shares carries with Amare Jones, Cameron Carroll and Stephon Huderson.

"He's a true dog at running back," Tulane linebacker Nick Anderson said. "It's almost like he has a defensive mindset in the backfield where he's not afraid of contact. One play he'll try to run you over, and the next play you 'll think he'll try to run you over again and he'll hit you with a move. He has a lot of tools in his tool box." Fritz says Spears' only weakness might be the way he hammers himself for mistakes, letting a disappointing play bleed into the next one, but the more touches he gets, the more likely he will move on. He felt as if he were overlooked coming out of Ponchatoula, where he had 920 rushing yards and 880 receiving yards as a senior, but he already has put that frustration behind him. - New Orleans Times Picayune


(DS#28 RB) Jr/2024 RB Tyjae SpearsTulane
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  09/15/20 - RB Tyjae SpearsJr/2024, Tulane, 5-10, 195 (DS#28 RB) + More +

  Tyjae Spears: big-time star. The redshirt freshman running back from Ponchatoula surpassed 100 yards and made some pivotal runs to get the Wave offense out of its funk in the second half. Running back always was going to be Tulane's strength on offense, and Spears always looked like the key guy in preseason practice. He appears capable of a 1,000-yard season. - New Orleans Times Picayune

(DS#28 RB) Jr/2024 RB Tyjae SpearsTulane
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  09/14/20 - RB Tyjae SpearsJr/2024, Tulane, 5-10, 195 (DS#28 RB) + More +

  SEPT 14 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HONOR ROLL: Tyjae Spears, Tulane, RFr., RB,...Rushed for a career-high 105 yards on 11 carries, averaging 9.5 yards per attempt, in a 27-24 win at South Alabama. - American Athletic Conference Football

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