Charles Dylan Wynn (born June 1, 1993) is a professional gridiron football defensive tackle for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was previously a member of the National Football League and of the Alliance of American Football.

Dylan Wynn
98, Dylan Wynn, June 22, 2019.jpg
No. 98 – Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Position:Defensive lineman
Personal information
Born: (1993-06-01) June 1, 1993 (age 26)
Arlington, Texas
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:290 lb (132 kg)
Career information
High school:De La Salle
(Concord, California)
College:Oregon State
Undrafted:2015
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
CFL status:International
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at CFL.ca

High school careerEdit

Wynn was a 2 time state champion at De La Salle High School (Concord, California).[1]

College careerEdit

He played college football for Oregon State University where he was second-team all-conference.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Cleveland BrownsEdit

Wynn spent parts of two years with the Cleveland Browns. 2015 was spent on and off the practice squad, and the following season saw Wynn placed on injured reserve prior to preseason play, before being released.[3][4]

Toronto ArgonautsEdit

As a rookie playing for the Toronto Argonauts during the 2017 CFL season, Wynn made 34 tackles and 6 sacks. After receiving consideration for the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie Award[5][6] Wynn was named an Eastern All-Star.[7] He was one of three Argos defensive linemen to be named an Eastern All-Star, alongside Cleyon Laing and Victor Butler. Rookie of the Year would eventually go to Wynn's teammate, running back James Wilder Jr..[8] Wynn and the Argonauts finished in 1st place for the CFL East, and went on to win the 105th Grey Cup championship over the Calgary Stampeders 27–24. Wynn had a challenging 2018 season, missing several games with injury and being suspended for one game for a spearing penalty on Edmonton running back C. J. Gable during a week 5 loss.[9] In 11 games, Wynn finished with 30 tackles and 2 sacks.

Arizona HotshotsEdit

When Wynn became a free agent in the CFL on February 12, 2019, he received numerous offers but elected to sign with the Arizona Hotshots of the AAF on February 19.[10] The startup developmental league was in its third week of play at the time of Wynn's signing, with 8 weeks of regular season play remaining. However, the AAF suspended operations after week 8;[11] Wynn was credited with 5 tackles during his time with the league.[12]

Hamilton Tiger-CatsEdit

Wynn signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL on May 8, 2019.[13] Wynn was part of a ferocious defensive line, putting up career highs; Wynn played in all 18 games, made 44 tackles, and 11 sacks, including a 3 sack performance against the BC Lions in Week 11; his sack dance was a fan favorite throughout the season.[14] Wynn was named a top performer for the month of August,[15] and returned to the divisional All-Star list.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cleveland Browns: Undrafted free agent Dylan Wynn strives to defy odds".
  2. ^ "Get to know: DL Dylan Wynn".
  3. ^ "Cleveland Browns place Nate Orchard on injured reserve; Corey Lemonier doubtful vs. Redskins".
  4. ^ "Argos linemen finally cross paths". July 12, 2017.
  5. ^ "October Rookie Report: A new contender emerges". October 31, 2017.
  6. ^ "Awards season: analyzing Most Outstanding Rookie – 3DownNation".
  7. ^ "Argos top CFL with 10 division all-stars, Redblacks, Stamps, Bombers not far behind". November 8, 2017.
  8. ^ "Argos RB James Wilder Jr. named CFL Most Outstanding Rookie". November 23, 2017.
  9. ^ "Argos' Wynn suspended one game for hit on Gable". July 14, 2018.
  10. ^ "Former Argos DL Dylan Wynn signs with AAF team – 3DownNation".
  11. ^ "AAF suspends operations; Polian 'disappointed'". ESPN.com. April 2, 2019.
  12. ^ Swanson, Matt. "Dylan Wynn". NoExtraPoints.
  13. ^ "Ticats sign international DT Dylan Wynn". CFL.ca. May 8, 2019. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  14. ^ "Which celebration was best through Week 20?". October 29, 2019.
  15. ^ "Jefferson, Harris, Wynn named CFL's top performers for August". Times Colonist.
  16. ^ "2019 CFL Division All-Stars Announced". November 6, 2019.

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