Tyrone Duplessis
Tyrone  Duplessis

New Orleans, La.

High School:
O.P. Walker HS

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 200




February 2, 2012


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Tyrone Duplessis

Tyrone Duplessis

Tyrone Duplessis passed away of a heart attack on Feb. 2, 2012 at the age of 21.

2011: Ran the ball seven times with a long rush of seven yards ... Carried the ball once for no gain in a 27-7 win at Ole Miss (11/12) ... Ran the ball six times for a net negative three yards in mop-up duty in a 44-0 win over New Mexico State (11/26).

2010: Redshirted the 2010 season.

2009: True freshman running back that played in nine games... Missed three games due to injury... Ran the ball 70 times for 277 yards whle returning four kicks for 88 yards... Made his collegiate debut at Auburn (9/5), returning one kick for 20 yards and rushing for six yards on five carries... Carried the ball eight times for 71 yards against Nicholls State (9/19), including a career-long 43-yard run... Ran for 75 yards on 14 carries against Hawai'i (9/30) while returning one punt for five yards... Ran the ball nine times for 31 yards against New Mexico State (10/17)... Recorded 11 yards on three carries at Utah State (10/24)... Gained 15 yards on eight carries at Idaho (10/31) while returning three kicks for a total of 68 yards... Churned out 65 yards on 17 carries at No. 9 LSU (11/14)... Hampered by a leg injury that forced him to sit out three of the last four games of the season.

High School: Lettered three years for coach Skip Lamothe at O.P. Walker High School in New Orleans ... Helped lead the Chargers to the 2007 District 10-4A title ... Three-time all-district ... Named all-state by both the LSWA and the coaches association as a junior ... Named all-metro by the Times-Picayune ... Ranked as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Ranked as the 17th best player in the state by Rivals.com ... Ranked as the 21st best all-purpose back in the nation by Rivals.com ... Ranked as the 91st best running back in the country by Scout.com ... Rushed for 2,104 yards and 26 TDs as a junior ... Rushed for 879 yards and 13 TDs as a senior despite missing four games ... Also a member of the O.P. Walker track team, participating in the 100-meters and the 4x100 and 4x200 meter relays ...

Personal: Full name is Tyrone Duplessis ... Son of George and Mary Duplessis ... Has one brother, George III and one sister, Levoneshia Dixon ... Born July 31, 1990, in New Orleans.



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