Returning starter for the Minutemen at nose guard Brings intensity and a great work ethic to the table Moved from linebacker to the defensive line in the spring of 2001 Has played in 21 career games, starting 17 times.
2002: A starter at nose guard Saw action in 10 games on the season, starting seven times Missed the Delaware and New Hampshire games due to injury Totaled 26 tackles on the season, including 15 solo stops Also recorded two sacks, four tackles for loss, two pass breakups, a blocked field goal and three quarterback hurries Had six solo tackles in the victory over Villanova, with two tackles for loss and a sack Totaled four tackles with a pass breakup and a quarterback hurry in the win over Maine Made four total tackles at Northeastern Recorded five total tackles against Central Connecticut Had two tackles for loss against AIC, including one sack, with two quarterback hurries Totaled two tackles and a pass breakup in the victory at James Madison Made a tackle and a blocked field goal in the win at Richmond.
2001: Co-recipient of the Vic Fusia Award, as the teams most improved player Played in all 11 games at defensive tackle Came off the bench in the season opener against William & Mary, then started the final 10 games of the season Ranked fourth on the team and first among defensive linemen with 70 total tackles on the year, including 48 solo stops Ranked second on the squad in tackles for loss, with 17 for 50 yards Also totaled three sacks, eight quarterback hurries, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery Recorded a career-best 14 total tackles against Richmond in the season finale Made nine tackles in the victory over Rhode Island, including four tackles for loss Had six tackles and a quarterback hurry at Maine Totaled four tackles in the win over Northeastern, with two tackles for loss, a sack, a forced fumble and two quarterback hurries Made seven tackles in the Villanova game Had seven solo tackles in the victory over James Madison, including three tackles for loss Recorded six tackles against New Hampshire, with two tackles for loss and a sack Totaled four solo tackles, a sack and three quarterback hurries at Hofstra Made four tackles at Delaware, with one tackle for loss and a fumble recovery Had six tackles against William & Mary in the season opener, including three tackles for loss.
2000: Sat out the season after transferring to UMass from Virginia Military Institute.
Before UMass: Redshirted at Virginia Military Institute in 1999 Played his high school ball for coach Darrell Snyder at Bishop OConnell High School in Arlington, Va. Totaled 116 tackles and eight sacks during his senior season Selected first team All-WCAC during his senior year, in addition to being named to the WCAC South All-Star team.
Personal: Full name is Ian Edward Dyche Son of Amy Belue and Kirk Dyche Born January 18, 1981, in Alexandria, Va. Majoring in Building Materials & Wood Technology.
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