|George Mason University|
|Date of birth:||August 1, 1972|
|Place of birth:||La Plata, Maryland|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||265 lb (120 kg)|
|College:||University of Michigan|
|NFL draft:||1995 / Round: 5 / Pick: 138|
Matt Dyson (born August 1, 1972) is the head coach for the George Mason University NCFA football team. He played college football for the University of Michigan. Matt Dyson was selected in the fifth round of the 1995 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. He played two years for the Raiders before retiring due to injury.
High School Career
Dyson played college football at University of Michigan as #91 outside linebacker (OLB), where he was twice selected to the All Big-Ten Conference First Team and once to the Second Team. In 1992, on the way to winning a Rose Bowl rematch versus the University of Washington, he achieved All-American status. In 1994, he was selected as the Defensive MVP of the Holiday Bowl in San Diego, California. In 1995, the Oakland Raiders selected him in the fifth round of the NFL Draft.
While starting for the Wolverines, Dyson played alongside Trevor Pryce, former defensive end (DE) for the Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens, and New York Jets, Ty Law, former cornerback (CB) for the New England Patriots, New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs, and Denver Broncos, Amani Toomer, former wide receiver (WR) for the New York Giants, Elvis Grbac, former quarterback (QB) for the San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs, and Baltimore Ravens, Brian Griese, former quarterback (QB) for the Denver Broncos, Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, & Chicago Bears, and Tyrone Wheatley, former running back (RB) for the New York Giants and Oakland Raiders and current running backs coach of the Buffalo Bills.
He was twice selected Rookie of the Week and once named Most Likely to Excel. He played two years for the Raiders before retiring due to injury.
Dyson is currently married to Sara Dyson.
Awards and Honors
- 2-Time selected Rookie of the Week (NFL)
- Defensive MVP of the Holiday Bowl in San Diego, California (1994)
- Honorable Mention All American Selection (1992)
- Twice selected to the All Big-Ten Conference First Team and once to the Second Team