Tyson Goings ’01

Tyson Goings set the Bluffton football single-season rushing record with 1,487 yards in 2000. Also that year, he established the still-standing school mark for carries in a season (295) and scored 108 points, which ranks third on the single-season scoring list as of 2015.

Tyson Goings '01

Tyson Goings ’01

He was the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) on offense in 2000, when he was named first-team all-conference for the third straight year.

When he was inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame, the Wayne Trace High School graduate holds the school career record for carries (853); is third in rushing yardage (4,291 yards, which also included 1,100-plus-yard seasons in 1998 and ‘99), points scored (286) and touchdowns (47); and fifth in pass receptions (105). He ran for at least 200 yards in four games in his career, and twice scored four touchdowns in one game.

Goings holds a Bluffton bachelor’s degree in recreation management and a master’s degree in professional counseling from Liberty University. A Licensed Professional Counselor in Ohio, he works as a social service specialist and school counselor for Lima City Schools. He is also running backs coach for the Lima Senior High School football team.