Sophomore (2014): Battled through injuries to play in seven games, starting two ... Finished the season with 14 total tackles, including one for loss ... Was credited with one forced fumble ... Had two QB hurries and one pass breakup ... Was selected as scout team defensive player of the week for his efforts prior to the game against Mercer.
Freshman (2013): Was a starter in all 11 games for the Hatters ... Ranked third on the team in total tackles with 61, including 40 solo stops ... Had a season-high 11 tackles at Butler (10/5) and had 10 stops at Marist (10/26) ... Recorded eight total tackles for loss to tie for third on the team ... Recorded a fumble recovery against Birmingham-Southern (9/21) ... Was credited with eight QB hurries to lead the team and had three pass breakups ... Was named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll.
High School: Went to Tampa Catholic High School … Played safety, running back, and kicker … Member of the 2009 team that won the District and finished as Runner-Up in the state for 2A … Named All-Hillsborough County … His 2011 HSPD NFL 7-on-7 tournament team advanced to the national finals in Cleveland ... Also played soccer and participated in the 100 meter, 200 meter and pole vault in track and field.
Personal: Full name is Zachary Oliver Dyer ... Was born on March 24, 1994, in Tampa ... Parents are Adina and Greg Dyer … Has two brothers, Garrett (24) and Derek (29), and one sister, Mackenzie (19) … Brother, Garrett, played lacrosse at FGCU ... His uncle, Wayne Peace, played football at Florida, and his cousin, Robby Shields, plays minor league baseball in the N.Y. Mets organization … Chose Stetson because of Coach Hughes and his message … Undecided on a major.