American Football Database
Ernest Dye
No. 65     
Offensive Lineman
Personal information
Date of birth: (1971-07-15) July 15, 1971 (age 51)
Place of birth: Greenwood, South Carolina
Career information
College: USC
NFL Draft: 1993 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3
Debuted in 1993 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1999 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
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Games played     50
Games started     23
Fumble recoveries     1
Stats at

Ernest Dye (born July 15, 1971 in Greenwood, South Carolina) is a former offensive guard in the NFL. He was drafted by the Phoenix Cardinals in the first round of the 1993 NFL Draft.

In August 1999 Dye, along with teammates Carl Simpson and Lester Holmes, was involved in a severe car accident that almost cost Dye his right arm, and which ended his career. Dye no longer has any feeling in his right arm, and cannot move it.[1][2]


dye was injured in 1999 not 1995 His arm was never amputated, though he has no movement or feeling in it.