“We would like to welcome Tyron to the West Virginia Mountaineers football program,” Holgorsen said. “He was an outstanding receiver and returner when I coached him at Houston so he brings an excellent understanding of our offensive system. He also brings a good knowledge of the Big 12 Conference.”
He comes to West Virginia after serving as an offensive graduate assistant at Baylor in 2015, working with the Bears’ receivers and returners. The Bears boasted one of the top receiving corps in the nation, led by Corey Coleman, a unanimous All-America selection and Biletnikoff Award winner.
“I am excited for the opportunity to come to an outstanding school like West Virginia, to work for Coach Holgorsen and be a part of his coaching staff,” Carrier said. “It’s feels like I am home, being with Coach Holgorsen again. He did a lot for me as a player, and I’m looking forward to working with the receivers and learning from him as part of his staff.”
Carrier was an NCAA record-setting returner in his playing days at Houston. He finished his stellar four-year career tied for the NCAA record with seven kickoff returns for touchdowns. He also set an NCAA record by making two or more receptions in all 53 games of his collegiate career.
He ranked No. 2 on the NCAA’s all-time receptions chart (320) and his 7,490 career all-purpose yards rank No. 6 all-time. He finished with 3,459 yards and 22 TDs on receptions, 330 yards and one touchdown rushing and 3,459 yards and seven touchdowns on kick returns.
A two-time All-Conference USA selection at wide receiver and kick returner, Carrier earned 2009 All-America honorable mention as a kick returner from Sports Illustrated as a sophomore.
Also a track star at UH, Carrier competed in the 2008 U.S. Trials, where he ran a 20.54 20-meters. Carrier was a seven-time state champion in relays and 200m individual champion at Worthing High in Houston, where he starred in football and track.
Following his collegiate career, Carrier played two seasons for the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes. He finished No. 5 in the league in 2013 with 1,117 combined return yards and two touchdowns.
Carrier earned his bachelor’s degree in retailing and consumer science from Houston in 2011. He and his wife, Alysha, are the parents of a son, Tyron Jr.