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Kevin Dyson -- Biography

PRO: A go-to receiver with dazzling speed and tremendous athletic ability…returning this season after missing 14 games with knee (ACL, MCL) surgery…is dangerous in open field with his cut back ability and breakaway speed…causes major problems for smaller cornerbacks with his height and outstanding leaping ability…brought along slowly in mini-camps while recuperating and rehabilitating his left knee…brother Andre (CB) is a rookie with Titans this year…drafted by Tennessee in first round (16th overall) of 1998 draft, the first receiver taken in annual selection meeting that year…only second receiver ever selected by club in first round (Haywood Jeffries, 1987).

2000: Started and played in two games… started at receiver but did not record a reception in 16-13 season-opening loss at Buffalo (9/3)…enjoyed one of his finest games as pro against Kansas City (9/10) in Week 2…caught six passes for 104 yards, including a 30-yard touchdown reception from Frank Wycheck in second quarter in 17-14 overtime win…100-yard performance was second of career, following his 162-yard, two touchdown effort in 1999 season opener against Cincinnati (9/12)… missed 14 games after injuring left knee in practice the following week….tore his ACL, MCL and lateral meniscus in knee…was placed on injured reserve (9/29).

1999: Started 16 games and all four playoff games…caught 54 passes for 658 yards and four touchdowns, all career-high totals…enjoyed best game of career with nine receptions for 162 yards and two touchdowns in the season-opener against Cincinnati (9/12)…caught five passes for 52 yards against Cleveland (9/19)…caught six passes for 79 yards in win at Jacksonville (9/26)…caught four passes for 39 yards at Cincinnati (11/14)…led team with four catches for 42 yards in win at Cleveland (11/28)…caught five passes for 58 yards, including a 25-yard touchdown reception in win over Jacksonville (12/26)…returned Wycheck's lateral 75 yards for the game-winning touchdown in the "Music City Miracle" play in win over Buffalo (1/8)…caught four passes for 41 yards in Super Bowl XXXIV (1/30).

1998: Played in 13 games, starting nine…caught 21 passes for 263 yards and two touchdowns…inactive for first two games…saw initial NFL action at New England (9/20)…made scintillating debut in first start, catching four passes for season-high 82 yards in 44-14 win over Bengals (10/18)…hauled in 9-yard grab for first NFL catch in second quarter…scored on 45-yard touchdown pass from Steve McNair to pad lead to 37-7…snagged two passes for 16 yards in win at Pittsburgh (11/1)…hauled in 6-yard touchdown pass to increase lead to 17-7…had two catches for 40 yards at Tampa Bay (11/8)…posted four catches for 30 yards against Steelers (11/15)…rushed once for four yards at Seattle (11/29)…caught two balls for 23 yards in victory at Jacksonville (12/13)…caught two passes for 22 yards following week at Green Bay (12/20)…had three catches for 40 yards in season finale versus Minnesota (12/26).

COLLEGE: Three-year starter and two-time All-Western Athletic Conference selection at Utah…MVP at Senior Bowl…holds school record at Utah with 192 career catches, topping previous mark of 177 set by Bryan Rowley (1989-93)…his 2,726 career receiving yards ranks second to Rowley on Utes' all-time list…had 18 career receiving touchdowns, fourth all-time at Utah…was also Utah's holder on extra points and field goals…First-Team All-WAC selection as receiver and return specialist in 1997…First-Team All-WAC selection as junior…team's offensive MVP… had 95 yards on six catches in 1996 Copper Bowl… punctuated his initial college campaign by making "The Catch" (as it's known in Ute circles) -- a fourth-down, 5-yard touchdown pass with 3:34 remaining to lift Utah to 16-13 upset win over Arizona in Freedom Bowl…redshirted in 1993…majored in sociology and environmental behavior.

: Single, splits time between Nashville and Salt Lake City, Utah…All-State selection as defensive back for Clearfield (UT) High Falcons…also lined up at flanker…All-Area and honorable mention All-State in basketball…has daughter, Deyja (5)…born Kevin Tyree Dyson on June 23, 1975, in Logan, Utah.

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