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Zac Dysert
Dysert with the Denver Broncos
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-02-08) February 8, 1990 (age 31)
Place of birth: Ada, Ohio
Career information
College: Miami (OH)
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 7 / Pick: 234
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Denver Broncos ( 2013 2014)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A

Zac Dysert (born February 8, 1990) is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the Miami RedHawks. He was selected by the Denver Broncos in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Early years

Zac Dysert is the son of Greg and Carla Dysert.[1] He attended Ada High School in Ada, Ohio. During his high school football career, he threw for 11,174 yards, which ranks second all-time in Ohio prep history, and passed for 100 touchdowns, including 35 as a senior, for the Bulldogs. He twice led Ada High School to the state playoffs, including a 2007 state semifinal appearance.[2]

College career

Dysert played collegiately at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He was redshirted as a freshman in 2008. He took over as the starting quarterback in 2009 and completed 247 of 401 passes for 2,611 yards with 12 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. As a sophomore in 2010, he played in 10 games, missing three due to a lacerated spleen.[3] He finished his sophomore season with 2,406 passing yards and 13 touchdowns.

As a junior, he completed 295 of 448 passes for 3,513 yards with 23 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. On November 3, 2012, Dysert became Miami's career passing leader, surpassing former RedHawk and current Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in a 27-24 loss to the Buffalo Bulls.[4] He ended his career at Miami with 12,013 passing yards.[5] He earned a bachelor's degree from Miami in December 2012.[1]


Year Team Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
2009 Miami (OH) 247 401 61.6 2,611 6.5 12 16 118.2 149 258 1.7 5
2010 Miami (OH) 222 343 64.7 2,406 7.0 13 12 129.2 79 27 0.3 1
2011 Miami (OH) 295 448 65.8 3,513 7.8 23 11 143.7 125 115 0.9 4
2012 Miami (OH) 302 480 62.9 3,483 7.3 25 12 136.1 108 265 2.5 2
Career 1,066 1,672 63.8 12,013 7.2 73 51 132.4 461 665 1.4 12


Professional career

Denver Broncos

Dysert was a quarterback prospect for the 2013 NFL Draft.[7] He was selected by the Denver Broncos in the seventh round (234th overall) and the ninth quarterback drafted (one of the smallest quarterback classes in draft history). He signed a rookie contract for four years and $2,208,000 with a $48,200 signing bonus.[8]

He earned a spot on the Broncos' 53-man roster as a backup to Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler.[9] For the 2014 season, Dysert remained a member of the Broncos' practice squad.[10][11] On August 31, 2015, Dysert was cut from the Broncos.

Chicago Bears

On September 1, 2015, he was claimed by the Chicago Bears.[12] He was waived by the Bears on September 6.

Houston Texans

Dysert was claimed off waivers by the Houston Texans on September 6, 2015 and added to their practice team.[13] On November 24, Dysert was released from the team.

Buffalo Bills

Dysert was signed to the practice squad of the Buffalo Bills on December 21, 2015.[14]

Miami Dolphins

Dysert was signed to a reserve/futures contract by the Miami Dolphins on January 19, 2016.[15] On September 3, Dysert was released by the team.[16]

Arizona Cardinals

On September 4, 2016, Dysert was signed to the Arizona Cardinals' practice squad.[17] On October 3, he was promoted to the Cardinals' active roster.[18] He was released by the team on October 10, and re-signed to the practice squad two days later.[19] He was promoted to the active roster on December 13.[20]

On March 7, 2017, Dysert re-signed with the Cardinals.[21] On June 2, he was waived by the Cardinals.[22]

Dallas Cowboys

On June 5, 2017, Dysert was claimed off waivers by the Dallas Cowboys to replace rookie quarterback Austin Appleby, who was having problems with the center exchanges during practices.[23][24] On July 26, it was reported that Dysert would miss the entire upcoming season, due to a herniated disc he suffered while reaching for a bag.[25][26] He was waived/injured on July 28 and was placed on the injured reserve list on July 31.[27] The injury forced the team to sign quarterback Luke McCown on July 28.


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  2. "Denver Broncos: Zac Dysert". Retrieved January 21, 2015.
  3. "Miami QB out 4-6 weeks, Alter grad to start". Retrieved September 8, 2012.[dead link]
  4. "Miami at Buffalo Notes". Miami University. Retrieved January 21, 2015.
  5. "Zac Dysert Stats". Retrieved January 21, 2015.
  6. "Zac Dysert". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 10, 2016.
  7. "Zac Dysert - Miami (OHIO), QB : 2013 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". Retrieved January 21, 2015.
  8. "Zac Dysert - Denver Broncos - 2015 Player Profile -". Retrieved January 21, 2015.
  9. "Dysert Earns Place on Roster". Retrieved January 21, 2015.
  10. "Broncos bring Zac Dysert back to practice squad - ProFootballTalk". Retrieved January 21, 2015.
  11. "Broncos 2014 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved January 21, 2015.
  12. Tribune, Chicago. "Bears claim QB Zac Dysert off waivers".
  13. "Texans' practice squad includes Zac Dysert, Max Bullough, Chandler Worthy, Kurtis Drummond, Kenny Hilliard" (in en-US).
  14. "Inside The Bills | Bills add QB Dysert to practice squad".
  15. Dwork, David. "Dolphins Sign Former Gase QB Protégé Zac Dysert To Future Contract".
  16. Poupart, Alain (September 3, 2016). "Dolphins Make Moves To Get Roster To 53".
  17. "Report: Cardinals sign QBs Aaron Murray and Zac Dysert".
  18. Urban, Darren (October 4, 2016). "Chris Johnson, Tyvon Branch To IR; Butler Cut".
  19. "Arizona Cardinals Release Zac Dysert, Sign Martin Wallace to Practice Squad".
  20. Urban, Darren (December 13, 2016). "Cardinals Switch Punters, Sign Scooby Wright".
  21. Urban, Darren (March 7, 2017). "John Wetzel Gets Exclusive Rights Tender".
  22. Urban, Darren (June 2, 2017). "Cardinals Release Zac Dysert".
  23. Phillips, Rob (June 5, 2017). "Cowboys Sign QB For Depth, Waive Undrafted Rookie Austin Appleby".
  24. Martin, Sean (June 6, 2017). "COWBOYS Cowboys Add Journeyman QB Zac Dysert, Waive Austin Appleby". Retrieved September 2, 2017.
  25. Spagnola, Mickey (July 26, 2017). "Cowboys Quarterback Depth Takes A Hit With Zac Dysert’s Back Injury".
  26. Crabtree, Chris (July 26, 2017). "Report: Cowboys QB Zac Dysert to miss season, requires surgery for herniated disc". Retrieved September 2, 2017.
  27. Helman, David (July 28, 2017). "Cowboys Add QB Depth, Agree To Terms With Longtime Veteran Luke McCown".

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