Childress has rushed for 1,438 yards and a school-record 24 rushing touchdowns during his Morningside career. His 1,438 yards rushing is the eighth highest total in Morningside history. He is 93 yards behind the Mustangs’ seventh place total of 1,531 career yards by Nate Cole, who played at Morningside from 1983-85.
Childress was the Mustangs’ second leading rusher last season when he ran for 366 yards and a team-high six touchdowns.
He ran for a career-high 777 yards and a school-record 15 touchdowns during the 2005 campaign. Childress topped the 100-yard mark three times; including a game-high 106 yards in the Mustangs’ 54-21 win against Evangel in the quarterfinals of the NAIA Playoffs.
Childress earned first-team Class 2A all-state honors as a defensive back from the Iowa Newspaper Association (INA) and the Des Moines Register as a senior at West Lyon High School. Childress, who was also a fourth-team Sioux City Journal All-Northwest Iowa selection, rushed for 1,655 yards and 13 touchdowns and averaged 7.9 yards per carry during his senior season."
Tyler is a Senior at Morningside! He has worked so hard in high school and in college, running, lifting weights, working out year around. He has 2 records in the books there already....most rushing touchdowns in a single season, most rushing touchdowns in history, and with a couple more this year (we hope), he will have his 3rd record of most touchdowns of any kind, rushing or receiving, in Morningside history. Games have taken us to Nebraska quite often, one time to Indiana, one time to North Dakota, once to Montana, and we are hoping for a trip to Georgia in December. We go to all the games and really enjoy watching him and the Mustangs. We pray for no injuries, and for the best season they can have. Tyler is also doing well in academics and is looking forward to graduating in the spring and getting out into the business world. Good Luck Tyler. #33 Rocks! I love you so much, Mom