DENISON — When the Yellow Jackets needed him on offense, defense or special teams, Tre’ Lyday answered the call.


The senior saw significant action as a running back for the first time and produced one of the best seasons in school history, with some of the best games by a Yellow Jacket.


Lyday finished with 313 carries for 2,041 yards and 29 touchdowns as Denison made the playoffs for the first time in three seasons.


He became just the fifth Jacket to rush for 2,000 yards in a season and finished 12th on the Denison all-time list.


Among those exploits included 318 yards and six touchdowns against Trinity Christian and 304 yards and five touchdowns, including the game-winner in the final seconds, against Sherman.


Lyday was the Co-Utility Player in District 5-5A and one of three running backs to be named Class 5A first-team all-state by the Associated Press Sports Editors.


For his efforts, Lyday has been named the Herald Democrat All-Texomaland Class 4A-5A Football Most Valuable Player for the 2016 season.