Born: December 19, 1986 – Akron, Ohio
2019: Years as a Lion: 2nd Years in CFL: 7th Status: International
Career Games: 73 Playoffs: 1 Grey Cup: 0
Tyrell was acquired via trade by the Lions on September 25, 2018.
2018: Tyrell changed the attitude of the Lions’ offence after being acquired by the club in late September from Montreal. The Lions lacked physicality in the running game for much of the season, but that all changed with the arrival of Tyrell. The Northwestern grad made his Leos’ debut against the Calgary Stampeders on October 13 and Tyrell ran angry for the Leos during the final month of the season, accumulating 268 yards on the ground and scoring two touchdowns through four games. He made his CFL postseason debut in the East Division Semi-Final against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, running for 24 yards and catching three passes for 18 yards.
2017: Tyrell had a very productive campaign with the Montreal Alouettes, chugging for 843 yards and five scores through 14 games. Tyrell was also useful in the passing game, recording a career-high 44 catches for 312 yards and one touchdown.
2016: Tyrell struggled with injuries in 2016, but still managed to rush for 412 yards through seven games. He also hauled in 27 passes for 206 yards.
2015: The Northwestern grad had his best season as a pro in 2015, leading the CFL with 1,059 rushing yards and five touchdowns. Tyrell added 43 receptions for 334 yards as a receiver. He was named an East Division and CFL All-Star for his efforts.
2013-2014: Tyrell signed with Montreal prior to the 2013 season and ran for 342 yards with three touchdowns as a rookie. His role expanded during his second season with the Alouettes when he ran for an even 500 yards and crossed the goal line one time. Tyrell showed flashes in the passing game as well, catching 29 passes for 346 yards across his first two seasons.
2009-2012: The Green Bay Packers signed Tyrell as an undrafted free agent in 2009. After being waived by the Packers in September, Tyrell latched on with the Carolina Panthers. He would appear in 16 games through two seasons with the Panthers, rushing for 139 yards on 25 carries. Sutton signed as a free agent with the Seattle Seahawks in 2012, but was released by the club at the conclusion of the preseason. Tyrell then took his talents to the United Football League, where he toted the rock for the Sacramento Mountain Lions.
CFL All-Star: 2015
East Division All-Star: 2015
2005-2008: Tyrell was a star for Northwestern University during his four years on campus, exiting as the third leading rushing in program history. He rushed for 3,886 and 31 touchdowns on 731 career carries. Tyrell added 149 receptions for 1,244 yards and six scores in 40 games with the Wildcats. His best season came as a freshman when he piled up 1,474 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns en route to being named a first-team freshman All-American.