Tyler Markray - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 32


  • position Running Back
  • height 5-10
  • Weight 214
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown West Bloomfield, Mich.
  • High school Walled Lake Central

2021 – Junior

  • Saw action on special teams at Georgia
  • Had two carries for 10 yards vs. New Mexico St.

2020 – Sophomore

  • Practiced with the team

2019 – r-Freshman

  • Saw his first collegiate action vs. UT Martin and had two carries for 52 yards, including a 45-yard touchdown run

2018 – Freshman

  • Redshirt season

High School

  • Transferred to Walled Lake Central in Walled Lake, Mich., for his senior season, playing both running back and linebacker
  • In just five games, totaled 79 carries, 720 yards and 10 touchdowns before a knee injury sidelined him for the remainder of the season
  • Won three state titles at St. Mary’s High School
  • 2017 Detroit Free Press’ All-North honorable mention
  • A three-year starter at running back
  • Coached by Bob Meyer
  • Chose Kentucky over Oregon
  • Also a four-year letter winner in basketball as a point guard
  • Honor Roll student


  • Born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Son of Terri Markray and Triando Markray
  • Siblings are Tiffany and T.J.
  • Father, Triando, was a wide receiver at Michigan from 1983-84
  • Graduated in August of 2021 with a degree in communication and is currently working on a master’s degree in sport leadership

Tyler  Says

  • His nickname is “Ty”
  • Other than playing in the NFL, his dream job is to own his own sports agency 
  • One thing most people don’t know about him is that he used to play ice hockey
  • One word to describe him on the field is “ferocious”
  • He chose Kentucky because it felt like home
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