Newly hired head coach Doug Marrone has already begun to bring some familiar faces to the Buffalo Bills as he continues filling out his staff. One of them, who was hired on Tuesday, is former New York Giants running back Tyrone Wheatley, who has spent the last three years at Syracuse under Marrone.
A first-round pick (17th overall) of the Giants in the 1995 NFL Draft, Wheatley never lived up to his expectations in New York. After an incredible and record-breaking career at Michigan, he would play only four season with the Giants, gaining 1,280 yards on 356 carries (3.6 ypc). However, his career would see brief success with the Oakland Raiders, where he played out his remaining six seasons, gaining 4,962 yards on 1,270 carries (4.0 ypc).
Prior to joining Syracuse as a running backs coach in 2010, Wheatley spent single seasons coaching at Robichaud High School, Ohio Northern and Eastern Michigan.
As he did at Syracuse, Wheatley will coach running backs in Buffalo.
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