Tyrell Doss was a four year member of the Big Blue football squad. Doss served as a reserve on the offensive line and was part of the second longest pass play in TSU history. He replaced an injured Thomas Burton at center versus Vanderbilt. His lone play of the game produced a 93-yard touchdown from Ronald Butler to Patrick Smith.
Tyrell graduated with honors from Tennessee State with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Science on Saturday, May 5. He shared his college experience with tsutigers.com.
TSUTigers: Talk about your overall TSU experience.
A: It was a great experience on and off the field. It definitely prepared me for life.
TSUTigers: What do you love most about TSU?
A: My teammates and Fried Chicken Wednesday.
TSUTigers: What will you miss most about TSU?
A: My professors and three-day weekends!
TSUTigers: What is your most memorable moment in your sport at TSU?
A: Being a part of TSU’s longest passing touchdown play, against Vanderbilt.
TSUTigers: What is your most memorable non-sport moment at TSU?
A: Homecoming Week
TSUTigers: What are some accomplishments/goals that you reached at TSU?
A: Maintained a 3.2 GPA all four years while playing football.
TSUTigers: Do you have a favorite TSU fan/supporter? If so, who?
A: My parents
TSUTigers: What advice would you give to incoming freshman?
A: For student-athletes, you’re a student first and athlete second. For students, Go TO Class!!!
TSUTigers: What was your most challenging class at TSU?
A: Physiology and Reproduction of Domestic Animals
TSUTigers: Who was your favorite professor?
A: Dr. Sam Comer, Dr. Young and Dr. Sanford
TSUTigers: What organizations were you a part of outside of your sport?
TSUTigers: Who have been the most influential people to you at TSU?
A: Offensive line coach Russ Ehrenfeld
TSUTigers: What’s next for you?
A: Enrolling in Grad School for the fall and majoring in Plant Science.
TSUTigers: Once you are an alumnus, how will you stay connected with TSU?
A: By giving back and visiting.
TSUTigers: What do you know now that you didn’t know coming in as a freshman?
A: Your professors will not beg you to come to class.
TSUTigers: What have you learned at TSU that you will keep with you for the rest of your life?
A: It will make you or break you.
TSUTigers: Is there anything else that you would like to say to the TSU family?
A: Thanks for taking me in for four years.