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    Jeff Dyra
    Jeff Dyra

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Chicago, Ill.

    High School:
    St. Patrick

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 290

    Position:
    DT



    1998: Named honorable mention All-Big Ten by the coaches despite missing the final four games with a sprained right knee ... Started the first eight games at defensive tackle ... Recorded 28 tackles, seven tackles for loss (-38 yards) ... Had four sacks in the first three games of the season, two vs. UNLV ... Recovered a fumble vs. Duke ... Forced a fumble vs. Michigan.

    1997: Collected 15 tackles, two PBUs and recovered one fumble ... Recovered the fumble against Wisconsin ... Played in all 12 games and started the first two contests of the season.

    1996: Played in five games ... Recorded four solo tackles, including two TFLs and one quarterback sack.

    1995: Did not see any game action.

    High School: SuperPrep All-Midwest selection ... Named to Chicago Tribune 1995 Scholar-Athlete team ... Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune all-state selection ... Named to the East Suburban Catholic All-Conference Team ... As a senior, led St. Patrick in tackles with 80 ... Team captain and MVP during his senior campaign ... Letterwinner in basketball ... National Honor Society president ... Honor Roll member ... High school football coach was Art Kelly.

    Personal: Born Jeff William Dyra on 7/17/77 ... Son of Bill and Debbie Dyra ... A communications studies major.

    Dyra's Career Stats

    Defense
    Year     GP   ST   AT   TT   TFL   INT  PBU  FR  FF   SAk
    1996      5    4    0    4   2/5   0/0   0    0   0   1/5
    1997     12    6    9   15   0/0   0/0   2    1   0   0/0
    1998      8   16   12   28  7/38   0/0   0    1   1  4/30
    Totals   25   26   21   47  9/43   0/0   2    2   1  5/35

    The Dyra File
    Q. If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what would you want it to be: An eagle
    Q. What is it that you most dislike: The fact that everything that tastes good is bad for your health
    Q. Which talent would you most like to have: Superman's strength and his ability to fly.