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Matt Dyson
George Mason University
Head Coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1972-08-01) August 1, 1972 (age 47)
Place of birth: La Plata, Maryland
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
College: University of Michigan
NFL Draft: 1995 / Round: 5 / Pick: 138
Debuted in 1995 for the Oakland Raiders
Career history
Career highlights and awards
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Matt Dyson (born August 1, 1972) is the head coach for the George Mason University football team. He played college football for the University of Michigan. In 1995 Matt Dyson was selected in the fifth round of the NFL draft to play for the Oakland Raiders. He played two years for the Raiders before retiring due to injury.

High school careerEdit

Dyson attended La Plata High School in La Plata, Maryland, where he began his football career.

College careerEdit

Dyson played college football at University of Michigan as #91 outside linebacker (OLB), where he was twice selected to the All Big-Ten Conference First Team and once to the Second Team. In 1992, on the way to winning a Rose Bowl rematch versus the University of Washington, he achieved All-American status. In 1994, he was selected as the Defensive MVP of the Holiday Bowl in San Diego, California. In 1995, the Oakland Raiders drafted him in the fifth round of the NFL Draft.

While starting for the Wolverines, Dyson played alongside Trevor Pryce, defensive end for the Baltimore Ravens, Ty Law, cornerback for the New York Jets, Amani Toomer, Wide Receiver for the New York Giants, Brian Griese, quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Charles Woodson, cornerback for the Green Bay Packers, and Tyrone Wheatley, former Running Back for the New York Giants and Oakland Raiders.

NFL careerEdit

Rookie seasonEdit

Dyson was drafted in the fifth round of the 1995 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders.[1]

He was twice selected Rookie of the Week and once named Most Likely to Excel. He played two years for the Raiders before retiring due to injury.[2]

PersonalEdit

Dyson is currently married to Sara Dyson.

Awards and honorsEdit

  • 2-Time selected Rookie of the Week (NFL)
  • Defensive MVP of the Holiday Bowl in San Diego, California (1994)
  • Twice selected to the All Big-Ten Conference First Team and once to the Second Team

ReferencesEdit

  1. [1] NFL.com.
  2. [2] George Mason University Website

External linksEdit

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