Goings ends record-setting career with HCAC Player of the Week honor

November 13, 2000



Senior running back Tyson Goings concluded a record-setting career Saturday by being named the Heartland Conference Offensive Player of the Week. Goings scored three touchdowns and rushed for 136 yards as Bluffton beat Defiance Saturday 31-30 for a share of the Heartland Conference title.

This season Tyson broke the Bluffton single season rushing record and finished as the new record holder with 1,487 yards. In the career record book Goings ended his career ranked third on the BC all-time rushing list with 4,299 yards. His yardage total was just 436 yards shy of the Bluffton all-time record held by BC Hall of Famer and former NFL great Elbert Dubenion, who rushed for 4,735 yards from 1955-58 before going on to a pro-bowl career with the Buffalo Bills.

The Player of the Week honor is the second this season for Goings and the fourth of his career.

Goings also ranks high in the scoring department, as well. His 18 touchdowns this season is the third-best single season total ever, and his 286 career points scored is also third best ever. Goings scored 47 touchdowns in his four years at BC, which tied his cousin, Mike Goings, for third best all-time.

Incredibly, Goings also ranks high in receiving statistics, as well. He is one of just five players to have 100 or more receptions in his career and he nearly became just the ninth player to collect over 1,000 yards receiving. Goings racked up 105 catches for 928 yards in his career.