|No. 87, 85|
June 23, 1975 |
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||208 lb (94 kg)|
|High school:||Clearfield (UT)|
|NFL Draft:||1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
Kevin Tyree Dyson (born June 23, 1975) is a former American football wide receiver of the National Football League and current assistant principal at Independence High School in Thompson Station, Tennessee. He was 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. Kevin Dyson and his brother Andre Dyson were the first brothers in NFL history to score touchdowns in the same game. Dyson now serves as an athletic director and Assistant Principal in Tennessee.
At the University of Utah, Dyson played on the Utah Utes football team for five seasons (1993 through 1997) and graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in sociology. After retiring from football, Dyson would earn a Master of Education degree from Trevecca Nazarene University in 2007.
Dyson played for the Tennessee Titans from 1998 to 2002 wearing #87. In the 1999 playoffs, he was involved in two of the most memorable plays in NFL 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, in a play known 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 later released him. 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 178 receptions for 2,325 yards and 18 touchdowns in 59 regular-season games.
Dyson was a counselor and wide receiver coach at Glencliff Comprehensive High School in Nashville from 2007 to 2009. Since 2008, Dyson has been on the board of the organization Students Taking A Right Stand. He later left to serve as the receivers and backs coach for Independence High School at Thompson's Station, Tennessee as well as the athletic director, eventually ascending to his current position as head coach in 2010.
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