Kevin Dyson


Kevin Dyson

Infobox NFLretired


caption=Super Bowl XXXIV, Rams Mike Jones performs The Tackle on Kevin Dyson
position=Wide Receiver
number=80, 85, 87
birthdate=birth date and age|1975|6|23
Logan, Utah
debutyear=1998
finalyear=2005
draftyear=1998
draftround=1
draftpick=16
college=Utah
teams=
* Tennessee Oilers / Titans (1998-2002)
* Carolina Panthers (2003)
* San Diego Chargers (2004)*
* Washington Redskins (2005)*:*Offseason member only
stat1label=Receptions
stat1value=178
stat2label=Receiving Yards
stat2value=2,325
stat3label=Touchdowns
stat3value=18
nfl=DYS462619

Kevin Tyree Dyson (born June 23, 1975 in Logan, Utah) is a former American football wide receiver of the National Football League. He was originally drafted by the Tennessee Oilers 16th overall in the 1998 NFL Draft. He played college football at Utah.

Dyson is perhaps best known for his part in two historic NFL plays - the Music City Miracle and The Tackle. He is also the older brother of NFL cornerback and former Titans teammate Andre Dyson. They were the first brothers in NFL history to score touchdowns in the same game.

Early years

He attended Clearfield High School, in Clearfield, Utah, where he helped his team win the State 5A championship.

Professional career

Dyson played for the Tennessee Titans from 1998 to 2001. In the 1999 playoffs, he was involved in the two most memorable plays in franchise history. Dyson was the recipient of Frank Wycheck's disputed lateral known by many as the Music City Miracle, and he was tackled by Mike Jones "one yard short" of scoring the probable game-tying touchdown as time expired in Super Bowl XXXIV, known simply as The Tackle.

Dyson played for the Carolina Panthers in 2003 but saw very little action due to injury. He did appear briefly in Super Bowl XXXVIII. The San Diego Chargers acquired Dyson for the 2004 season, but Dyson was unable to play. In 2005 he signed with the Washington Redskins but was cut on September 3 when teams reduced their rosters to the final 53 players. He finished his 6 NFL seasons with 124 receptions for 1,500 yards and 11 touchdowns in 59 games.

Personal

Dyson now lives in Nashville, Tennessee and is an assistant coach on the Glencliff High School football team.


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