ZACHARY “Zac” DYSERT

Quarterback

Miami University (Ohio) RedHawks

#4

6:03.2-228

Ada, Ohio

Ada High School

 

OVERVIEW

Even the most casual of football fans have heard the names of quarterbacks Matt Barkley (Southern California), Landry Jones (Oklahoma), Geno Smith (West Virginia) and Tyler Wilson (Arkansas), especially if that fan follows NFL Draft proceedings. While all four certainly have the “pedigree” to excel at the next level of competition, there is a relatively “unknown” talent in Oxford, Ohio that seems to be really intriguing to general managers searching for the next “franchise” quarterback – Zac Dysert.

 

While only the most knowledgeable fan and almost everyone in the professional scouting industry recognize the raw athletic talent and uncanny improvisational ability of the Red-Hawks pro-style passer, the national media seems to be “operating in the dark” when it comes to handing out postseason accolades.

 

True, Miami University is not regarded as a powerhouse program in the Southern California, Oklahoma, West Virginia or Arkansas mold. Having compiled a 15-28 record during Dysert’s 43 games as a starter, no other college quarterback during his time at the helm has played such an important role for his team.

 

In his last two seasons, Dysert has personally accounted for 81.07% of the team’s total offense (gained 7,376 of the team’s 9,098 yards in total offense). For his career at Miami University, he generated 12,678 of the 16,011 yards amassed by the RedHawks. As a senior, the Ada, Ohio native has collected 3,748 of his squad’s 4,623 total yards.

 

Among the more heralded passers in 2012, Barkley has accounted for 62.25% of the Trojans’ offensive output (3,201-of-5,142). Jones amassed 64.46% of the Sooners’ yardage (3,642-of-5,650), Smith delivered 67.21% of the Mountaineers’ total of 5,575 yards (3,747) and Wilson piled up 69.19% of the team’s yardage in the games he appeared in (3,394-of-4,905 yards).

 

To place Dysert’s importance to his program in another perspective, is the impressive lead his yardage percentage has on any other quarterback drafted in the last four years. The highest percentage among quarterbacks drafted in the 2009 phase that included Josh Freeman of Kansas State (Tampa Bay), Mark Sanchez of Southern California (New York Jets) and Matthew Stafford of Georgia (Detroit) was by Freeman, generating 69.4% of the Wildcats’ offense (3,349-of-4,825) in 2008.

 

The 2010 draft class featured Sam Bradford of Oklahoma (St. Louis), Jimmy Clausen of Notre Dame (Carolina), Colt McCoy of Texas (Cleveland) and Tim Tebow of Florida (Denver). Clausen topped that group with 66.91% of the Irish’s offense (3,627-of-5,421). The 2011 group of quarterbacks, headed by Heisman Trophy winner, Cam Newton of Auburn (Carolina), Colin Kaepernick of Nevada (San Francisco), Jake Locker of Washington (Tennessee) and Blaine Gabbart of Missouri (Jacksonville) saw Gabbert pace that group with 64.19% of his team’s total (3,418-of-5,325).

 

Even the 2012 draft class, hailed as one of the best quarterback graduates in recent years, with the likes of Andrew Luck of Stanford (Indianapolis), Robert Griffin III of Baylor (Washington), Ryan Tannehill of Texas A&M (Miami) and Brandon Weeden of Oklahoma State (Cleveland) failed to come close to Dysert’s figures. Griffin III was the leader of the recent draft class, putting up 65.41% of his team’s offense (4,992-of-7,632).

 

Further evidence of Dysert’s offensive skills is the fact that he has been personally responsible for more of his team’s scores than any other player in college football since moving into the starting lineup the third game of the 2009 campaign (scored 85 of the RedHawks’ 112 touchdowns during that span, 75.89%). He has also produced scores on 122 possessions.

 

In 2012, Dysert was responsible for 27-of-33 touchdowns produced by his team, a clip of 81.82%. The best percentage by any other quarterback in the last five seasons was by Pat White of West Virginia in 2008, as he delivered 29 of the Mountaineers’ 38 touchdowns (76.32%) that year. The best among the 2012 draft class passers was by Griffin III (58.75%, 47-of-80). The best among the rest of the 2013 draft eligible quarterbacks in 2012 is by Matt Barkley (36-of-49 touchdowns, 73.47%).

 

Dysert closed out his career breaking most of the school’s records that were previously held by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, in addition to etching his name into the Mid-American Conference record books. His 12,013 yards passing places him 20th in NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision history. His pass completion percentage of 63.76 is 12th-best in conference annals, where his 1,672 pass attempts rank second and his 1,066 completions rank third on the MAC record charts. His 12,678 yards in total offense leaves him 17th in FBS history.

 

Fleet of foot and blessed with a cannon for an arm, Dysert’s ability to quickly scan the field and keep the play alive has had professional scouts likening his athletic ability to those of Tennessee’s Jake Locker and his “field smarts” to that of New England’s Tom Brady. He is a physical runner with the strength to break arm tackles and “move the chains” when flushed out of the pocket, scoring twelve times on the ground during his career. He adds another element to his game as an efficient “pooch” punter, as none of his nine punting attempts have ever been returned, with eight being downed inside the 20-yard line.

 

Prior to his arrival on the Oxford, Ohio campus, Dysert was a multi-sports standout at Ada High School, where he excelled in football, basketball, baseball and also competed in hockey before giving up that sport to concentrate on the gridiron. Playing for Bulldogs head coach Mike Fell, the three-sport team captain guided his team to a 7-4 record while playing quarterback and defensive back during his junior season. That year, he hit on 65.28% of his passes (299-of-458) for 3,832 yards and 31 touchdowns, adding eight more scores on rushing attempts.

 

As a senior, Dysert continued to play a variety of roles. Primarily the team’s quarterback and outside linebacker, he suffered a broken thumb in 2007, but rather than stand on the sidelines, he switched to wide receiver for three-and-a-half games until he was able to throw the ball again. And throw the ball, he did –passing for 35 touchdowns and 3,714 yards on 235-of-372 attempts (63.17%). He toted the ball 135 times for 801 yards (5.93 ypc) and eight more scores, adding ten receptions for 117 yards.

 

Named the Ohio Coaches Association 2007 Art Teynor Award winner, given to the state’s All-Division Player of the Year (previous award recipients include Ben Roethlisberger and Ted Ginn, Jr.), Dysert added Ohio Division VI and Northwest Conference Player of the Year honors. In addition to his success on offense, he recorded 50 tackles (38 solos) with a sack and interception on defense. He also kicked a pair of extra points, returned two kickoffs for 76 yards and punted eight times for 232 yards (29.0 avg).

 

Dysert served as the Bulldogs’ team captain in both basketball and baseball. Playing for coach Chris Sautter, he guided the hoops squad to an 18-4 record as a junior. In 2007, the team compiled an 18-3 record en route to capturing the Northwest League title, in addition to ranking first in the state within their division. He averaged 20.1 points, 6.64 assists, 9.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game. He also played for coach Ken Jochims in baseball.

 

As a senior gridiron performer, Dysert received a three-star prospect ranking from Scout.com, as that recruiting service regarded him as the 43rd-best quarterback in the nation. Rivals.com also awarded him three-star prospect status, as he was a member of that service’s Ohio Top 50 squad (ranked 34th overall in the state) and rated the 22nd-best pro-style quarterback in the high school ranks.

 

On July 10th, 2007, Dysert signed his national letter of intent to attend Miami University. He was also pursued by Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Central Michigan, Toledo, Troy and Western Michigan before making his decision to attend classes in Oxford. He spent the 2008 season red-shirting, earning RedHawks Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year honors.

 

Dysert appeared in eleven games in 2009, taking over the starting quarterback duties for the final nine contests. He ranked fourth in the Mid-American Conference and led the nation’s freshmen in total offense, averaging 260.82 yards per game, as he connected on 247-of-401 attempts (61.60%) for 2,611 yards (third-highest season total by a freshman in MAC history), twelve touchdowns and sixteen interceptions. He also scored five times on the ground. His 2,869 yards in total offense also rank third-best among first-year players in conference annals.

 

Dysert was marching the RedHawks to a postseason appearance in 2010, only to suffer a lacerated spleen at Bowling Green. The injury would sideline him for the final two regular season contests and the MAC championship clash before he returned strictly as a holder for placements vs. Middle Tennessee in the GoDaddy.com Bowl. He ended the campaign with 2,406 yards and thirteen touchdowns behind 222-of-343 passes (64.72%). He scored once rushing and averaged 221.18 yards in total offense per game, the fourth-best figure in the league.

 

As a junior, Dysert literally carried the brunt of the team’s offensive output (81.07%), as he amassed 3,748 of the RedHawks’ final total of 4,623 yards. The unit produced 33 touch-downs, with their quarterback being responsible for 27 of those touchdown marches. He ranked 14th in the nation with an average of 302.33 yards per game, as he generated 3,513 yards with 23 touchdowns on 295-of-448 pass attempts (65.85%). His passing yardage rank second on the school season-record chart, while his completions, attempts pass completion percentage and 3,628 yards in total offense rank third.

 

No one expected Dysert to reach those lofty junior figures again in 2012, and they were right – he surpassed them. He was successful on 69.92% of his 302-of-480 passes, all good for second on the Miami University annual record charts. His 25 touchdown tosses tied Ben Roethlisberger (2001) for the third-best season total by a RedHawk, as his 3,483 aerial yards also rank third and his 3,748 yards in total offense are surpassed by only Roethlisberger’s record of 4,597 yards in 2003.

 

Among active NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision performers, Dysert ranks second to Oklahoma’s Landry Jones (1,331 completions; 2,095 attempts), as he’s completed 1,066-of-1,672 tosses. His 12,013 yards passing are third among active players behind Jones (16,124) and Southern California’s Matt Barkley (12,327). He is one of just seven active players with more than seventy touchdown tosses (sixth with 73). Jones is the only other player in college (2,226 plays for 15,756 yards) to top Dysert’s 2,133 plays for 12,678 yards in total offense.

 

 

CAREER NOTES

Dysert has appeared in 46 games for the RedHawks, completing 1,066-of-1,672 passes (63.76%) for 12,013 yards, 73 touchdowns and 51 interceptions, averaging 261.15 aerial yards per game, as he gained 7.18 yards per pass attempt and 11.27 yards per pass completion…Added 665 yards and twelve touchdowns on 461 carries (1.44 ypc)…Also recorded six solo tackles with a pass deflection…Eight of his nine “pooch” punts for 278 yards (30.89 avg) were downed inside the 20-yard line, as none of his boots were ever returned…Became the 78th player in NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision history to top 10,000 career passing yards, as his 12,013 yards rank 20th in the FBS ranks, topping the previous school career-record of 10,829 yards by Ben Roethlisberger (2001-03), as he joined Dan LeFevour of Central Michigan (12,905 yards; 2006-09) as the only player in Mid-American Conference annals to throw for over 12,000 yards in a career…His 1,066 pass completions saw him join LeFevour (1,171) and Tim Hiller of Western Michigan (1,013; 2005, 2007-09) as the only MAC performers to be successful on at least 1,000 of their throws, breaking Roethlisberger’s old Miami University mark of 854…His 1,672 pass attempts also surpassed Roethlisberger’s previous school record of 1,304 and placed the RedHawk second in MAC history behind LeFevour (1,763)…Dysert’s 73 touchdown passes are good for ninth in conference annals and only Roethlisberger (84) had more scoring strikes at Miami University…The senior’s 63.76 pass completion percentage is 12th-best in the MAC record books and he joins Roethlisberger (.655) and Terry Morris (.616; 1985-86) as the only RedHawks to complete at least sixty percent of passes in a career…His 12,678 yards in total offense rank 17th in NCAA history, topping the old school mark of 11,075 yards by Roethlisberger, as Dysert became the eleventh player in league annals to total over 10,000 yards, topping Byron Leftwich of Marshall (12,084 yards; 1999-2002) for second on the MAC all-time chart behind Dan LeFevour of Central Michigan (15,853 yards; 2006-09)…Dysert’s 3,513 yards passing in 2011 and 3,483 yards in 2012 rank second and fourth, respectively, on the school season-record list, as that mark was established by Ben Roethlisberger (4,486) in 2003…He joins Roethlisberger (3,238 in 2002 and 3,105 in 2001) and Josh Betts (3,495 in 2004 and 3,178 in 2005) as the only RedHawks to ever throw for over 3,000 yards in a season…His 3,513 yards in 2011 placed 16th on the MAC’s annual record list…Dysert’s 302 pass completions in 2012 and 295 in 2011 rank second and third, respectively, on Miami University’s season-record chart behind Roethlisberger (342 in 2003) and marked the 13th time in conference history a passer completed over 300 of his tosses in a campaign…One of just three players to wear a RedHawks uniform to attempt over 400 passes in a season, his career-best of 480 in 2012 placed second on the school annual record chart, topped by Roethlisberger 495 in 2003), as Dysert’s 448 throws in 2011 rank third and 401 tries in 2009 placed seventh on that list (Dysert is also the only Miami player to attempt at least 400 throws three times in a career)…His 25 touchdown tosses in 2012 tied Roethlisberger (2001) for third on the school season-record chart, as his 23 scoring strikes in 2011 tied Josh Betts (2004) for sixth on that list…Gained 3,748 yards in total offense in 2012, ranking second only to Roethlisberger’s 4,597 in 2003 on the school annual record chart, as Dysert’s 3,628 yards in 2011 rank third…His pass completion percentage of .6992 broke the previous RedHawks annual record of .691 by Roethlisberger in 2003. Dysert now owns three of the top four spots on that list (.6472 in 2010 and .6585 in 2011)…The quarterback attempted at least 50 passes a school-record seven times during his career, as his best total of 54 vs. Western Michigan in 2011 are topped by only Daniel Raudabaugh (57 vs. Temple in 2007), Roethlisberger (61 vs. Northern Illinois in 2002) and Mike Bates (65 vs. Toledo in 1987) attempted more passes at Miami University…Joined Roethlisberger (40 vs. Hawaii in 2001 and 41 vs. Northern Illinois in 2002) as the only Red-Hawks to complete at least 40 passes in a game, as his 42 successful throws vs. Western Michigan in 2011 set the school mark…Only nine times in school history has a player thrown for over 400 yards in a game, with Dysert reaching that level four times. His 413 yards vs. Western Michigan in 2011 rank eighth, 426 vs. Temple in 2009 rank sixth, 455 vs. Kent State in 2012 places third and 516 yards vs. Akron in 2012 is second on the Miami University game-record chart, surpassed by Roethlisberger’s 525-yard performance vs. Northern Illinois in 2002…Dysert set the school record with six touchdown passes vs. Akron in 2012, topping the previous best of five scoring strikes by Roethlisberger (vs. Ohio University in 2001 and Central Florida in 2003) and Sam Ricketts (vs. Akron in 1995)…The only Mid-American Conference player to throw for more touchdowns in a contest was Jose Davis of Kent State (seven vs. Central Michigan in 1997)…Dysert gained over 400 yards in total offense in eight games, including a school-record 624 yards vs. Akron in 2012, shattering the old mark of 485 yards by Roethlisberger vs. Northern Illinois in 2002…Dysert’s 624 yards also surpassed the old MAC game-record of 554 yards by Andy Schmitt of Eastern Michigan (vs. Central Michigan in 2008)…Became the first player in school history to serve as team captain in three seasons (2010-12)…Has also served as the team’s holder for placements and field goals.

 

2012 SEASON

Dysert was named to The NFL Draft Report’s All-American Super Sleeper Team, a squad selected by that scouting information service that features the most underrated draft prospect art each position…He was also named All-Mid-American first-team by The NFL Draft Report, as the senior put on a tremendous offensive attack…Dysert ranked second in the league and tied for 13th in the nation after averaging 312.33 yards per game in total offense, as his 3,748 yards rank second on the school season-record list, topping his 2011 mark of 3,628 yards, ranking behind Ben Roethlisberger’s 4,597 yards in 2003…He joined Roethlisberger (342 in 2003) as the only players in Miami University history to complete 300 passes in a season (302) and his 480 pass attempts are second on the season-record chart (Roethlisberger holds the record with 495 in 2003)…Helped the RedHawks place second in the MAC and 23rd nationally with an average of 298.67 yards per game passing, as the quarterback completed career-bests with 302-of-480 passes (69.92%) for 3,483 yards, 25 touchdowns and twelve interceptions…The three-time team captain’s (first in school history) pass completions and attempts rank 11th on the conference annual record lists and also topped his 2011 figures of 295-of-448 tosses for second on the Miami annual record charts behind Roethlisberger (342-of-495 in 2003)…His 3,483 aerial yards are topped only by Dysert’s 2011 total of 3,513 yards and Roethlisberger’s 4,486 on the school season-record chart…Only Josh Betts (27 in 2005) and Roethlisberger (37 in 2003) threw for more touchdowns in a season than Dysert’s 25…He joined Roethlisberger (342 in 2003) as the only players in Miami University history to complete 300 passes in a season (302) and his 480 pass attempts are second on the season-record chart (Roethlisberger holds the record with 495 in 2003)…His 25 touchdown passes tied Roethlisberger (2001) for third on the Miami season-record list behind Ben’s 37 in 2003 and Josh Betts’ 27 in 2005…His pass completion percentage of .6992 broke the previous RedHawks annual record of .691 by Roethlisberger in 2003. Dysert now owns three of the top four spots on that list (.6472 in 2010 and .6585 in 2011)…Carried 108 times for 265 yards (2.45 ypc) and a pair of touch-downs…The senior displayed remarkable ball security, as he never fumbled the ball, despite being sacked 35 times for minus 218 yards…157-of-302 pass completions were good for first downs, converting on 67 third-down snaps six moiré on fourth-down plays…

125 of his pass completions gained at least ten yards, including 44 for twenty yards or longer…Had fourteen “catchable” passes dropped by his receivers, as those targets also allowed the opposition to deflect 57 other throws…As a ball carrier, he posted 33 runs that produced first downs, converting fourteen third-down plays and another on a fourth-down snap…In addition to his two scoring runs, he had key carries that led to twelve other touchdown drives and on one possession that resulted in a field goal…Was responsible for 81.07% of the team’s offensive yards (3,748-of-4,623) and 81.82% of the team’s touch-downs (27-of-33), as 42-of-49 scoring drives by the RedHawks were engineered by the senior…Added to his resume as a quality “pooch” punter, as all three of his attempts for 100 yards (33.33 avg) were downed inside the 20-yard line and none were returned…Was named MAC Player of the Week vs. Massachusetts and Akron…Dysert’s 516 yards passing vs. Akron was a career-high and was one of nine 500-yard passing performances at the FBS level in 2012. It is topped by only Ben Roethlisberger’s 525 yards vs. Northern Illinois in 2002 on the school game-record list…His 624 yards in total offense vs. Akron set school and conference game-records. Only Geno Smith of West Virginia (87 vs. Baylor) gained more yards in a game among NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision performers in 2012 (those two were also the only FBS players to gain over 600 yards in a 2012 contest)….Threw for over 300 yards in six games and totaled over 400 yards in each of the Akron and Kent State clashes…His 53 pass attempts vs. Ohio State tied Ben Roethlisberger (vs. Hawaii in 2009) and Zac’s mark in the 2009 Kent State and 2011 Ohio University contest for fifth on the school game-record chart…His 37 pass completions vs. Kent State rank 20th in MAC annals and fifth on the Miami game-record list.

 

2011 SEASON

The team captain started all twelve games, as the junior led an aerial attack that ranked second in the Mid-American Conference and 14th in the nation, averaging 299.08 yards per game…His average of 302.33 yards per game in total offense also placed 14th in the FBS ranks, along with finishing third in the league…Dysert’s 295 completions of 448 attempts for a 65.85 pass completion percentage all rank third on the school season-record list… His 3,513 yards passing are topped by only Ben Roethlisberger (4,486 in 2003) on the Miami University annual record chart…His 23 touchdown passes tied Josh Betts (2004) for sixth on the RedHawks season-record list…Gained 3,628 yards in total offense, third-best in school annals…Scored four times on 125 carries for 115 yards (0.92 ypc), as Dysert turned the ball over on a pair of fumbles and was sacked 46 times for losses totaling 342 yards…140 of his pass completions (47.46%) gained at least ten yards, with 42 going for twenty yards or longer (14.24%)…Threw for over 300 yards seven times, with a season-best performance of 413 yards, the eighth-best game total in school annals…Also had consecutive contests with over 400 yards in total offense, closing out the season with 421 yards vs. Western Michigan and 429 yards vs. Ohio University…His 35 pass completions vs. Ohio University rank sixth on the school game-record list, as his 42 successful tosses vs. Western Michigan set the university mark…His 54 pass attempts vs. Western Michigan are good for fourth on the game chart… Also handled “pooch” punting chores, kicking six times for 178 yards (29.67 avg), having five of those boots downed inside the 20-yard line with no returns…Added a pair of solo tackles…158-of-295 pass completions were good for first downs, as the junior converted 69 third-down plays and eight more on fourth-down snaps…Miami’s young receiving unit dropped fourteen of Dysert’s “catchable” tosses and allowed the opposition to deflect 39 other throws…Was responsible for 27-of-35 Miami touchdowns (77.14%) and gained 81.07% of the team’s offensive production (3,628-of-4,475 yards)…30-of-125 rushing attempts resulted in first downs, as Dysert converted ten third-down carries…In addition to his four scoring runs, he had crucial attempts that set up twelve other touchdown drives.

 

2010 SEASON

Dysert started the team’s first ten games, but he suffered a lacerated spleen vs. Bowling Green that would sideline him vs. Akron, Temple and Northern Illinois (MAC Champion-ship Game)…He returned to action vs. Middle Tennessee in the GoDaddy.com Bowl, but only to serve as the holder for placements…The sophomore, serving in his first season as team captain, helped the RedHawks rank third in the Mid-American Conference and 32nd in the nation in passing, averaging 253.71 yards per game…Connected on 222-of-343 passes (64.72%, fourth-best in school annals) for 2,406 yards, thirteen touchdowns and twelve interceptions…Finished fourth in the league with an average of 221.18 yards per game in total offense…Posted 106 first downs among his 222 pass completions, converting 42 third-down chances and two more on fourth-down snaps…Had 83 completions for at least ten yards in distance, including 26 for twenty yards or longer…Turned the ball over three times on fumbles and was sacked 26 times for minus 173 yards…Delivered thirteen carries that produced first downs, as he scored once on 79 attempts for 27 yards (0.34 ypc), coming up with key runs that led to two more touchdown drives and on a possession that led to a field goal…From the second quarter at Missouri to the second quarter vs. Ohio University, Zac threw 156 straight passes without an interception…Gained 74.31% of the team’s total yards (2,433-of-3,274) and was responsible for 14-of-21 touchdowns registered (66.67%) in the games he manned the quarterback helm…Threw for over 300 yards in consecutive games (399 vs. Central Michigan and 332 vs. Ohio University).

 

2009 SEASON

Dysert did not play in the season opener vs. Kentucky, but took over the starting job for the team’s final nine games, producing one of the finest passing performances for a freshman in Mid-American Conference history…Ranked fourth in the league and led the nation’s freshman (26th overall in the country) with an average of 260.82 yards per game in total offense…His total of 2,869 yards rank second in school history for first-year players and third in league annals among freshman, topped by the school mark of 3,105 yards by Ben Roethlisberger in 2001 and 3,552 yards by Dan LeFevour of Central Michigan in 2006…The RedHawk completed 247-of-401 attempts (61.60%), as both of those figures rank seventh on the Miami University season-record chart…Gained 2,611 aerial yards, eighth-best in school history, as he threw for twelve touchdowns, but had sixteen of his passes intercepted, 31 more were deflected and he was sacked 50 times for minus 322 yards, resulting in Dysert turning the ball over four times on eight fumbles…Recorded three solo tackles…Had 121-of-257 pass completions result in first downs, converting 57 third-down snaps and nine more on fourth-down plays…115 of his completions gained at least ten yards, with 27 going for distances of twenty yards or longer…Carried 149 times for 258 yards (1.73 ypc) and five touchdowns, as he also had key attempts that led to eight other touchdown drives and two possessions that produced field goals…45 of his runs resulted in first downs, as he converted sixteen third-down attempts…Gained over 300 yards passing in four contests, including three consecutive performances of 348 yards vs. Northern Illinois, 344 vs. Toledo and a season-best 426 vs. Temple (426 yards rank sixth on the school game-record list)…His 33 pass completions vs. Cincinnati tied Ben Roethlisberger (vs. Iowa in 2002) for eighth on the Miami game-record chart).

 

2008 SEASON

Dysert red-shirted as a freshman, but was a valuable contributor in practices, going on to earn RedHawks’ Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year honors.

 

INJURY REPORT

2010 Season…Dysert suffered a lacerated spleen vs. Bowling Green, but finished out the game (11/10). He would then sit out the Akron (11/17) and Temple (11/23) contests to close out the regular season, along with being sidelined for the Mid-American Conference Championship Game vs. Northern Illinois (12/03). He returned to serve strictly as the holder for placement vs. Middle Tennessee in the GoDaddy.com Bowl (1/06/11).

 

AGILITY TESTS

4.76 in the 40-yard dash…1.60 10-yard dash…2.68 20-yard dash…4.11 20-yard shuttle…

6.86 three-cone drill…34-inch vertical jump…9’8” broad jump…Bench pressed 225 pounds 20 times…295-pound bench press…32 5/8-inch arm length…9 ¾-inch hands…77 3/8-inch wingspan.

 

HIGH SCHOOL

Dysert attended Ada (Oh.) High School, lettering in football, basketball and baseball, in addition to playing organized hockey…On the gridiron, he played for Bulldogs head coach Mike Fell, as the three-sport team captain guided his team to a 7-4 record while playing quarterback and defensive back during his junior season. That year, he hit on 65.28% of his passes (299-of-458) for 3,832 yards and 31 touchdowns, adding eight more scores on rushing attempts…As a senior, Dysert continued to play a variety of roles…Primarily the team’s quarterback and outside linebacker, he suffered a broken thumb in 2007, but rather than stand on the sidelines, he switched to wide receiver for three-and-a-half games until he was able to throw the ball again. And throw the ball, he did –passing for 35 touchdowns and 3,714 yards on 235-of-372 attempts (63.17%). He toted the ball 135 times for 801 yards (5.93 ypc) and eight more scores, adding ten receptions for 117 yards…In addition to his success on offense, he recorded 50 tackles (38 solos) with a sack and interception on defense. He also kicked a pair of extra points, returned two kickoffs for 76 yards and punted eight times for 232 yards (29.0 avg)…Named the Ohio Coaches Association 2007 Art Teynor Award winner, given to the state’s All-Division Player of the Year (previous award recipients include Ben Roethlisberger and Ted Ginn, Jr.), Dysert added Ohio Division VI and Northwest Conference Player of the Year honors…As a senior, Dysert received a three-star prospect ranking from Scout.com, as that recruiting service regarded him as the 43rd-best quarterback in the nation. Rivals.com also awarded him three-star prospect status, as he was a member of that service’s Ohio Top 50 squad (ranked 34th overall in the state) and rated the 22nd-best pro-style quarterback in the high school ranks…His 11,174 yards passing rank second in the state of Ohio high school history…

Some of his football highlights from the 2007 season included Dysert throwing for 290 yards and two scores on 19-of-34 attempts, adding another score on 12 carries for 146 yards, seven tackles (5 solos) and gaining 45 yards on a punt vs. Hardin Northern. He hit on 30-of-46 tosses for 413 yards and three touchdowns, picking up 123 yards and a score on 20 runs while kicking an extra point and coming up with four solo tackles that included a 10-yard sack vs. Spencerville…Six tackles, along with 50 yards and a score on nine attempts and 280 yards with three touchdowns on 22-of-32 passes were his totals for the 33-23 win over Columbus Grove, as he also generated 474 yards and seven touchdowns behind 21-of-33 throws in a 61-36 rout of Fort Loramie, a game where Dysert also rushed four times for 72 yards, returned an interception 5 yaerds and punted three times for a 27.0-yard average, as all three kicks pinned his opponent inside the 20-yard line…The senior connected on 18-of-27 tries for 325 yards and three touchdowns, scoring once more on the ground while making four tackles vs. Bluffton. He gained 387 yards on 31-of-53 passes that included two scores, adding 60 more yards on 15 runs and four tackles vs. Paulding. He produced eleven tackles vs. Jefferson and hit on 13-of-24 throws for 331 yards and four touchdowns in a 41-12 defeat of Antwerp. The Bulldog completed 23-of-36 attempts for 289 yards and a pair of scores, running for four more touchdowns on 21 carries for 194 yards in a great 51-50 decision over Ayersville…Arlington fell to Ada, 31-28, after Dysert threw for 316 yards and four touchdowns on 18-of-24 tosses and the Hope-well-Loundon team was torched for 428 yards and four scores on 29-of-47 passes, adding 57 yards on 21 carries while punting twice for 66 yards…Dysert served as the Bulldogs’ team captain in both basketball and baseball…Playing for hoops coach Chris Sautter, he guided the squad to an 18-4 record as a junior…In 2007, the team compiled an 18-3 record en route to capturing the Northwest League title, in addition to ranking first in the state within their division. He averaged 20.1 points, 6.64 assists, 9.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game…Some of his top basketball performances included 21 points, six assists, five rebounds and four steals vs. Perry; 18 points with eight boards, a pair of steals, three blocked shots and eight assists vs. Allen East; ten rebounds, eight assists and eleven points vs. Lima Central Catholic and 21 points with thirteen boards and a trio of steals vs. New Knoxville. The senior produced 22 points, eleven steals, ten rebounds, two blocks and eight assists in a 101-29 romp over Upper Scioto Valley, adding 19 points, five assists, four blocks, nine boards and five steals the next game, vs. Bluffton. He light up the boards for 18 points, seven rebounds and five steals vs. Waynesfield-Goshen, coming up with 29 points, fourteen boards and seven assists vs. Lincolnview. He tallied 27 points, six assists, eight rebounds and three steals vs. Cory-Rawson, as he also posted 18 points, 12 assists, five steals, four blocks and seven boards vs. Columbus Grove. He also scored 17 points while making four steals with six assists and eight rebounds in an 81-69 victory over Pandora-Gilboa…Also played baseball for head coach Ken Jochims and was an all-star choice in hockey, but eventually gave up that sport to concentrate on football.

 

PERSONAL

The Physical Education major is a four-time Honor Roll student who hopes to become a college coach once his playing days are over…Son of Carla and Greg Dysert…Father played basketball at Eastern Baptist College (now called Eastern University), a Division III institution in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, that formerly competed in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference…November 23rd, 2012, was declared by David A. Retterer, the Mayor of the Village of Ada, as Zac Dysert Day. The mayor’s proclamation stated; Whereas, Zac Dysert has been pleasing fans from his Ada Bulldog days into his Miami RedHawks career, and whereas, Zac has excelled in athletics for many years and has broken many records at every level he has played, and whereas, those who are closest to Zac consider this great athlete’s most impressive assets to be his character, his humility, his confidence and his genuine respect for others, I, David Retterer, Mayor of the Village of Ada, congratulate Zac for his athletic success and strong character. Therefore, I do hereby proclaim that Zac Dysert is a source of Pride for the People of the Village of Ada and name November 23rd, 2012…Born 2/08/90…Resides in Ada, Ohio.

 

PLAYER STATISTICS

PASSING STATISTICS
STATS ATT COMP PCT YARDS TD YD/ATT YD/CMP INT I/PCT LG GM/AVG
2009    401    247 61.60    2611  12     6.51     10.57  16  3.99  50    237.36
2010    343    222 64.72    2406  13     7.01     10.83  12  3.50  81    218.73
2011    448    295 65.85    3513  23     7.84     11.91  11  2.46  71    292.75
2012    480    302 69.92    3483  25     7.26     11.53  12  2.50  68    290.25
TOTAL  1672  1066 63.76  12013  73     7.18     11.27  51  3.05  81    261.15

 

RUSHING STATISTICS
STATS GP GS NO YARDS AVG TD LONG
2009 11 09  149      258  1.73  05    23
2010 11 10  079      027  0.34  01    16
2011 12 12  125      115  0.92  04    24
2012 12 12  108      265  2.45  02    40
TOTAL 46 43  461      665  1.44  12    40

 

PUNTING STATISTICS NET PUNTING
STATS NO YARDS AVG BK LONG TB FC In20 RET R/YDS TDR N/YDS N/AVG
2011  06      178 29.67  00    36  01  00  05   00      000   00     158  26.33
2012  03      100 33.33  00    41  00  00  03   00      000   00     100  33.33
TOTAL  09      278 30.89  00    41  01  00  08   00      000   00     258  28.67

 

DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
STATS TK SO AS FR PBU
2009   03   03   00  00  00
2010   00   00   00  00  01
2011   02   02   00  00  00
2012   01   01   00  00  00
TOTAL   06   06   00  00  01

 

TOTAL OFFENSE
STATS GM PLAYS PASS RUSH YARDS TDR P/AVG GM/AVG
2009 11      550    2611      258     2869   17  05.22    260.82
2010 11      422    2406      027     2433   14  05.77    221.18
2011 12      573    3513      115     3628   27  06.33    302.33
2012 12      588    3483      265     3748   27  06.37    312.33
TOTAL 46    2133  12013      665   12678   85  05.94    275.61

 

 

 

 

 

 

DYSERT GAME BY GAME LOG

2012 Season

Date

Opponent

Score

Played

Rushing

Passing

Total
Offense

Punting

Off
R/P

Pts

No

Gain

Loss

Net

TDs

Att

Comp

Int

Yards

TD

Conv

Plays

Yds

No

Yds

Att

Made

Ohio St. 09/01/12 at Ohio St. 10-56

Yes

2

6

20

-14

0

53

31

2

303

1

0

55

289

0

0

0

0

0

Southern Ill. 09/08/12 Southern Ill. 30-14

Yes

9

34

17

17

0

36

28

0

226

1

0

45

243

1

26

0

0

0

Boise St. 09/15/12 at Boise St. 12-39

Yes

6

10

14

-4

0

27

20

0

176

0

0

33

172

1

41

1

0

0

Massachusetts 09/22/12 Massachusetts 27-16

Yes

12

93

17

76

1

22

12

1

192

3

0

34

268

0

0

0

0

6

Akron 09/29/12 at Akron 56-49

Yes

14

123

15

108

0

49

34

0

516

6

2

63

624

0

0

2

2

4

Cincinnati 10/06/12 at Cincinnati 14-52

Yes

7

27

14

13

0

49

25

3

303

2

0

56

316

1

33

1

1

2

Bowling Green 10/13/12 at BGSU 12-37

Yes

5

0

21

-21

0

31

17

2

198

1

0

36

177

0

0

1

0

0

Ohio 10/27/12 Ohio 23-20

Yes

7

12

5

7

0

36

21

1

311

1

0

43

318

0

0

0

0

0

Buffalo 11/03/12 at Buffalo 24-27

Yes

13

64

22

42

0

44

25

0

242

3

0

57

284

0

0

0

0

0

Kent St. 11/10/12 Kent St. 32-48

Yes

10

30

30

0

0

50

37

2

455

4

1

60

455

0

0

1

1

2

Central Mich. 11/17/12 at CMU 16-30

Yes

12

36

37

-1

1

43

26

1

343

1

0

55

342

0

0

1

0

6

Season Totals

97

435

212

223

2

440

276

12

3265

23

3

537

3488

3

100

7

4

20

 

2011 Season

Date

Opponent

Score

Played

Rushing

Passing

Total
Offense

Punting

Off
R/P

Pts

No

Gain

Loss

Net

TDs

Att

Comp

Int

Yards

TD

Conv

Plays

Yds

No

Yds

Att

Made

Missouri 09/03/11 at MO. 6-17

Yes

6

7

15

-8

0

39

26

1

194

0

0

45

186

1

26

0

0

0

Minnesota 09/17/11 at Minn. 23-29

Yes

3

14

4

10

0

47

27

1

325

2

0

50

335

0

0

0

0

0

Bowling Green 09/24/11 BGSU 23-37

Yes

15

57

49

8

1

40

25

2

265

0

0

55

273

1

24

0

0

6

Cincinnati 10/01/11 Cincinnati 0-27

Yes

10

21

35

-14

0

33

19

1

252

0

0

43

238

0

0

0

0

0

Army 10/08/11 Army 35-28

Yes

8

43

4

39

1

37

24

0

342

4

0

45

381

0

0

0

0

6

Kent St. 10/15/11 at KSU 9-3

Yes

7

5

36

-31

0

27

13

0

125

1

0

34

94

0

0

0

0

0

Toledo 10/22/11 at Toledo 28-49

Yes

12

49

59

-10

0

37

24

2

333

2

0

49

323

1

36

0

0

0

Buffalo 10/29/11 Buffalo 41-13

Yes

6

47

8

39

0

25

20

1

313

5

0

31

352

0

0

0

0

0

Akron 11/03/11 Akron 35-3

Yes

9

38

6

32

1

19

12

0

215

2

0

28

247

2

64

0

0

6

Temple 11/09/11 at Temple 21-24

Yes

14

16

31

-15

0

37

28

2

364

3

0

51

349

0

0

0

0

0

Western Mich. 11/16/11 WMU 21-24

Yes

13

53

45

8

0

54

42

1

413

3

0

67

421

0

0

0

0

0

Ohio 11/22/11 at Ohio 14-21

Yes

22

106

49

57

1

53

35

0

372

1

0

75

429

1

28

0

0

6

Season Totals

125

456

341

115

4

448

295

11

3513

23

0

573

3628

6

178

0

0

24

 

2010 Season

Date

Opponent

Score

Played

Rushing

Passing

Total
Offense

Off
R/P

Pts

No

Gain

Loss

Net

TDs

Att

Comp

Int

Yards

TD

Conv

Plays

Yds

Att

Made

Florida 09/04/10 at Florida 12-34

Yes

8

14

12

2

0

44

25

4

191

0

0

52

193

0

0

0

Eastern Mich. 09/11/10 EMU 28-21

Yes

9

58

15

43

0

25

16

1

164

1

0

34

207

0

0

0

Colorado St. 09/18/10 CSU 31-10

Yes

8

17

26

-9

0

22

18

0

231

3

0

30

222

0

0

0

Missouri 09/25/10 at Mo. 13-51

Yes

5

5

13

-8

0

27

20

1

178

0

0

32

170

0

0

0

Kent St. 10/02/10 Kent St. 27-21

Yes

7

4

20

-16

0

46

31

0

294

1

0

53

278

0

0

0

Cincinnati 10/09/10 at Cincinnati 3-45

Yes

8

20

14

6

0

35

22

0

165

0

0

43

171

0

0

0

Central Mich. 10/16/10 at CMU 27-20

Yes

10

29

20

9

0

47

29

0

399

3

0

57

408

0

0

0

Ohio 10/23/10 Ohio 13-34

Yes

8

14

33

-19

0

36

21

4

332

2

0

44

313

0

0

0

Buffalo 10/30/10 at Buffalo 21-9

Yes

7

14

15

-1

0

36

21

2

231

2

0

43

230

0

0

0

Bowling Green 11/10/10 at BGSU 24-21

Yes

9

45

25

20

1

25

19

0

221

1

0

34

241

0

0

6

Akron 11/17/10 at Akron 19-14

No

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Temple 11/23/10 Temple 23-3

No

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Northern Ill. 12/03/10 NIU 26-21

No

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Middle Tenn. 01/06/11 MTSU 35-21

Yes

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Season Totals

79

220

193

27

1

343

222

12

2406

13

0

422

2433

0

0

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009 Season

Date

Opponent

Score

Played

Rushing

Passing

Total
Offense

Off
R/P

Pts

No

Gain

Loss

Net

TDs

Att

Comp

Int

Yards

TD

Conv

Plays

Yds

Att

Made

Kentucky 09/05/09 Kentucky 0-42

No

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Boise St. 09/12/09 at BSU 0-48

Yes

1

4

0

4

0

4

2

2

1

0

0

5

5

0

0

0

Western Mich. 09/19/09 at WMU 26-48

Yes

4

39

7

32

0

7

3

0

74

1

0

11

106

0

0

0

Kent St. 09/26/09 at Kent St. 19-29

Yes

17

119

12

107

0

53

31

2

337

1

0

70

444

1

0

0

Cincinnati 10/03/09 Cincinnati 13-37

Yes

19

55

63

-8

0

47

33

2

286

1

0

66

278

0

0

0

Northwestern 10/10/09 at Northwestern 6-16

Yes

23

100

41

59

0

36

17

3

176

1

0

59

235

1

0

0

Ohio 10/17/09 at Ohio 7-28

Yes

11

25

10

15

1

30

19

2

166

0

0

41

181

0

0

6

Northern Ill. 10/24/09 NIU 22-27

Yes

13

34

66

-32

0

37

27

0

348

3

0

50

316

0

0

0

Toledo 10/31/09 Toledo 31-24

Yes

13

78

18

60

2

51

31

0

344

1

0

64

404

0

0

12

Temple 11/05/09 at Temple 32-34

Yes

13

48

36

12

0

51

31

1

426

3

0

64

438

2

0

0

Bowling Green 11/12/09 BGSU 14-35

Yes

16

20

38

-18

2

48

29

3

259

0

0

64

241

0

0

12

Buffalo 11/18/09 Buffalo 17-42

Yes

19

65

38

27

0

37

24

1

194

1

0

56

221

0

0

0

Season Totals

149

587

329

258

5

401

247

16

2611

12

0

550

2869

4

0

30

Data provided by Dave-Te Thomas, Publisher of The NFL Draft Reports for TonySoftli.com; Tony Softli Draft Board