Tyrone Wheatley – Michigan
After the Michigan native enrolled with the home-state University of Michigan, running back Tyrone Wheatley set a record for the highest yards per attempt, running for 6.4 yards a carry on 86 attempts. From there, Wheatley was named first-team All-Big 10 three straight times, and ranks 5th on Michigan’s all-time rushing leaders list. His 47 rushing touchdowns is ranked second-all time in school history.
But after the New York Giants drafted him in the second round of the 1995 NFL Draft, they basically sat him on the bench behind incumbent Rodney Hampton, never giving him more than 152 carries in his first four years in the league. There were rumors of Wheatley being a locker room “Cancer,” a major reason why Wheatley was traded for only a 7th round pick after just four seasons to the Miami Dolphins. He was cut before the 1999 season began and signed with the Oakland Raiders.