Tulsa -- Sat out last season after suffering a knee injury during preseason camp . . . was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA . . . transferred from the University of Oklahoma . . . enrolled at Tulsa in January 2005 . . . has two career 100+ rushing games . . . 2007 -- Missed the season due to a knee injury . . . 2006 -- Played in all 13 games and had five starts . . . had a team-leading 845 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns . . . was the ninth-leading rusher in Conference USA . . . was an honorable mention all-C-USA selection . . . rushed for two or more touchdowns in three games -- Memphis (3), Rice and Tulane (2) . . . also caught 15 passes for 181 yards and two touchdowns . . . led Tulsa in scoring with 96 points, which ranks sixth on the school's single-season scoring list . . . his 16 total touchdowns (14 rushing, 2 receiving) ranks second on the school's single-season list for touchdowns . . . his 14 rushing TDs ranks second on the school's single-season chart for rushing touchdowns . . . started his first collegiate game against Southern Miss and rushed for 120 yards and one touchdown . . . had his second 100+ rushing game with 109 yards vs. Rice . . . also totaled 98 yards and 3 touchdowns against Memphis . . . 2005 ¬¬-- Sat out all but the Fresno State game in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl . . . saw action just on special teams in that game . . . had to sit out the season due to transfer rules . . . rushed for 75 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries in the 2005 spring game . . . Overall -- Possesses great strength and toughness . . . has a bulldozer type attitude . . . can get the tough yards . . . can make yardage after contact . . . provides leadership.
At Oklahoma -- Red-shirted in 2003 and did not see action during the 2004 season at Oklahoma.
High School -- Was a consensus all-state selection as a senior at Glenpool High School . . . led his team to a 14-0 record and the Class 4A state title as a senior in 2002 . . . was the Tulsa World's Oklahoma Player of the Year his senior season . . . received a three-star rating by Rivals.com as a prep senior . . . set the state's single-season rushing record with 3,426 yards and 36 touchdowns as a senior . . . had 8,212 career rushing yards and 86 touchdowns as a prep star . . . ran for 2,285 yards, an average of 11.9 yards per carry, and 29 touchdowns as a junior . . . high school coach was Steve Edwards.
Personal --Favorite NFL team is the Jacksonville Jaguars . . . his favorite NFL player is San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson . . . if he were forced to give up all but one of his possessions, he would keep his Bible . . . his favorite NFL player while growing up was Barry Sanders . . . enjoys reading spiritual books and cooking . . . if he were not playing football, he'd be wrestling . . . has been involved in mentoring at local elementary schools . . . a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes . . . majoring in communication . . . parents are Earl and Katherine Tennial. (pronounciation . . . Ten nail).
Tennial's Career Statistics Rushing G Att Gain Loss Net TD Avg Long 2005 Red-shirt 2006 (Jr) 13 171 862 17 845 14 4.9 33 2007 Medical Hardship
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