category: Alumni Celebrated Eagles running back Kenneth Tyson inducted into SAC Hall of Fame category: Alumni | June 3, 2022 Former Eagles running back Kenneth Tyson receives congratulations from Carson-Newman University President Charles A. Fowler following his induction into the SAC Hall of Fame. Celebrated Carson-Newman running back Kenneth Tyson was inducted into the South Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame June 2 during the league’s annual hall of fame banquet at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Greenville, South Carolina. A member of the 2020 Carson-Newman Hall of Fame Class, Tyson is the 16th Carson-Newman Eagle, and the seventh person affiliated with the football program to be inducted into the prestigious body. Carson-Newman’s second all-time leading rusher, Tyson powered his way to 4,042 yards in his four years (1984-1988). Carson-Newman played for a national title in all four of his years on the roster and won three. He holds Carson-Newman’s single-season record for rushing yards with 1,867 in his senior year. He is one of two players in school history to find the end zone 50 times in a career. Tyson is a two-time All-American and two-time Offensive Player of the Year in the South Atlantic Conference. He had seven 200-yard rushing performances in his career, including four in his senior year alone. Receiving honors with Tyson were Lenoir-Rhyne women’s basketball player Maya Grady, Tusculum women’s basketball player Jasmine Gunn and former Wingate baseball coach and athletic director Steve Poston. Former Eagles running back Kenneth Tyson receives congratulations from Carson-Newman University President Charles A. Fowler following his induction into the SAC Hall of Fame.