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Andre Dyson (born May 25, 1979) is a former American football cornerback. He was originally drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football at Utah.

Andre Dyson
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Andre Dyson during his tenure with the Jets.
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Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1979-05-25) May 25, 1979 (age 40)
Las Vegas, Nevada
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:183 lb (83 kg)
Career information
College:Utah
NFL Draft:2001 / Round: 2 / Pick: 60
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:317
Sacks:1.0
Forced fumbles:4
Pass deflections:82
Interceptions:22
Defensive touchdowns:5
Player stats at NFL.com

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Early yearsEdit

Andre Dyson was born on May 25, 1979 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He grew up most of his life in Clinton, Utah and attended West Clinton Elementary School. He also attended Syracuse Junior High School, and Clearfield High School. While attending Clearfield, Dyson lettered in football, soccer, and basketball. In football, as a senior, he was named the team's Defensive Most Valuable Player, and was an All-Region selection, an All-Area selection, and an All-State selection. In soccer, he was a second team All-State selection.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Dyson received the NFC defensive player of the week in 2005 for his performance on Monday Night Football in week 13. Dyson returned both an interception (72 yards) and fumble (25 yards) for touchdowns in a 42-0 Seattle Seahawks win against the Philadelphia Eagles on December 5, 2005.[2] On February 26, 2008 the New York Jets released him.[3]

CoachingEdit

Dyson coached cornerbacks at Weber State, in Ogden, Utah. He now coaches football at Clearfield High School in Clearfield, Utah.[4]

PersonalEdit

Dyson is the younger brother of former NFL wide receiver and Titans teammate Kevin Dyson. They were the first brothers in NFL history to score touchdowns in the same game.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Weber State Bio". weberstatesports.com. Archived from the original on 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2011-09-03.
  2. ^ "PRO FOOTBALL; Jets Corner Starts Over After Missing Star Turn". The New York Times. 2006-08-04. Retrieved 2011-09-03.
  3. ^ "Jets cut veterans Dyson, McCareins and Clarke". jetsinsider.com. 2008-02-26. Archived from the original on 2012-03-31. Retrieved 2011-09-03.
  4. ^ http://www.davis.k12.ut.us/domain/7363
  5. ^ "Top 50 Players in 50 Years of Tennessee Titans/Houston Oilers Football". bleacherreport.com. 2010-03-25. Retrieved 2011-09-03.

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