Falcons RB Tyler Allgeier Becomes First Former BYU Player To Run For 1,000 Yards In NFL
Allgeier hit the 1,000-yard rushing mark during Atlanta’s regular season finale.
The Falcons hosted the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday, January 8.
During the second half, the rookie eclipsed 1,000 rushing yards for the season. He became the first former BYU player to reach the feat as an NFL player during the regular season.
Former BYU and current Detroit Lions running back Jamaal Williams will likely join Allgeier in the achievement during Week 18’s Sunday Night Football. Williams is only six yards away from hitting 1,000 rushing yards this season.
— Mitch Harper (@Mitch_Harper) January 8, 2023
Late in the game, Allgeier had 21 carries for 106 yards.
Allgeier entered the Week 18 contest with 186 carries for 900 yards and three touchdowns this season. He’d also recorded 16 receptions for 139 yards and a touchdown.
Midway through the fourth quarter, the Falcons led the Buccaneers, 27-17.
Atlanta’s game against Tampa Bay is broadcast on FOX and NFL Sunday Ticket.
About Tyler Allgeier
The Fontana, California native played for the Cougars from 2018-21. He played linebacker before switching to running back full-time ahead of the 2020 season.
During his time in Provo, Allgeier ran the ball 452 times for 2,899 yards and 36 touchdowns.
Allgeier set BYU’s single-season rushing record with 1,601 yards on the ground in 2021.
Following his standout career in Provo, the Falcons selected the former Cougar running back with the No. 151 overall pick during the fifth round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
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— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) January 1, 2023
Allgeier was the 12th running back selected during the three-day event in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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