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10/11/2019 4:30 PM -

Tyler Returns to Barnstormers
Iowa Barnstormers Re-sign RB Jamal Tyler for the 2020 season

DES MOINES – The Iowa Barnstormers have re-signed running back Jamal Tyler to the 2020 roster, Head Coach Ameer Ismail announced today.

Tyler (5’10, 184, Pittsburg State University) first joined the Iowa Barnstormers in 2018 after being signed from the team’s open tryout. Tyler continued to impress the coaching staff throughout the season, earning a starting spot in 6 games during the regular season where he collected four rushing touchdowns and contributed heavily to special teams. Tyler shined during the United Bowl Championship when he scored a touchdown with just 13 seconds remaining in the game, sealing the team’s victory over the Sioux Falls Storm.

Last season, Tyler appeared in nine games with the Barnstormers where he rushed 42 times for 212 yards and eight touchdowns.

Collegiately, Tyler played one season at Garden City Community College where he appeared in 10 games and collected 16 touchdowns before transferring to Pittsburg State University. In 2014, Tyler joined the Gorillas roster starting in four of 13 games where he carried the ball 74 times for a team-leading 451 yards and two touchdowns. In 2015, Tyler appeared in 8 games where he carried the ball 19 times for 195 yards and two touchdowns. Proving his speed to be a major asset on the football field, it was no surprise that Tyler was a dual athlete also participating on the men’s track and field team.

“Jamal comes with a chip on his shoulder and has a renewed positive mindset ready to do what it takes to win a championship,” said Coach Ismail. ”I look forward to him playing with passion and heart. Something we will embrace.”

Season Tickets for the Iowa Barnstormers 2020 season are on sale now for as low as $80 per seat. Don’t miss a minute of the action! For more information, call the Barnstormers at (515) 633-2255 or log on to www.theiowabarnstormers.com.

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