54   Ian Dyche
Ian Dyche


Reston, Va.

High School:
Bishop O'Connell H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 260

Defensive Lineman

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 team?s 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 O?Connell 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.

Dyche?s Defensive Statistics

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