Ex-Michigan RB Tyrone Wheatley hired as Buffalo Bills' running backs coach
Tyrone Wheatley became one of Michigan's all-time great running backs under position coach Fred Jackson.
Now, he'll have a chance to coach Fred Jackson, the Buffalo Bills' starting running back.
Wheatley, who has served as Syracuse's tailbacks coach under Doug Marrone the past three years, has joined Marrone's new staff with the Bills. Marrone took that job last week.
Wheatley starred at Michigan from 1991-94, rushing for what was then the second-most yardage in school history (4,178) and a then-school record 40 touchdowns.
He was named the Big Ten's offensive player of the year in 1992, and was the league's rushing champion in 1992 and '93. He was a three-time all-Big Ten selection, and was named player of the game at the 1993 Rose Bowl.
Wheatley became a first-round NFL draft pick in 1995, with the New York Giants selecting him 17th overall. He went on to have a 10-year career with the Giants and Oakland Raiders.
He coached single years at Robichaud High School, Ohio Northern and Eastern Michigan before settling in for three years at Syracuse.
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