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Former Raiders RB Tyrone Wheatley named head coach at Morgan State

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NFL: AFC Championship-Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Thursday Morgan State University named former Raiders running back Tyrone Wheatley as their new head coach.

Wheatley played 10 years in the league, spending his final six in Silver & Black. Wheatley ranks 8th all time on the Raiders rushing list with 3,682 yards on 914 attempts.

Three years after his retirement as a player in 2004, Wheatley began his coaching career at his alma mater as head coach at Dearborn Heights Robichaud High School in Michigan.

In 2008 he moved up to the college ranks as a running backs coach at Ohio Northern, then moved on to Eastern Michigan (2009), and Syracuse (2010-12). In 2013 he was hired to his first NFL job as RB coach for the Buffalo Bills. After two years there, he was offered the opportunity to coach running backs at his college alma mater of Michigan (2015-16).

After two seasons with the Wolverines, he returned to the NFL ranks as the RB coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars the past two seasons.