Zac Dysert   #4 QB

Height: 6-3   Weight: 221   Age: 28

Born: 2/8/1990 Ada , OH

College: Miami (Ohio)

Experience: 3rd season

High School: Ada HS [OH]









Draft 2013

Pick No.234

Selected By: Denver Broncos

Round: 7

Pick (Overall): 28 (234)

Pick Analysis: It?s easy to finger Dysert (pronounced DYE-sert) as another MAC quarterback piquing the interest of NFL general managers, especially when he?s leading the same Miami team for which Ben Roethlisberger played before winning two Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Over his four years starting, Dysert ended up breaking Roethlisberger?s school career passing attempts, completions, and yardage records. So it?s natural for teams to watch him closely in the hopes his skill set will translate similarly to Roethlisberger?s (even if he doesn?t quite possess Roethlisberger?s arm strength or bulk) at the next level.

Dysert pulled down 2007 Ohio state high school player of the year honors (an award also won by Roethlisberger when he was an Ohio prep) despite relinquishing his quarterback duties for three-plus games due to a broken thumb; maybe the fact he moved to wide receiver and played linebacker during those games swayed the voters to give him the title. Dysert won the team?s scout player of the year award during his redshirt season of 2008 before playing in 11 games, with nine starts, the following season (2,611 yards, 61.6% completion rate, 12 touchdowns, 16 interceptions). He continued his progression as a passer as a sophomore (2,406, 64.7 percent, 13, 12), starting the first 10 games before suffering a lacerated kidney. The injury prevented Dysert from passing over the last four games, though he did return as the team?s placeholder for their Bowl win over Middle Tennessee State. He stayed healthy throughout the 2011 season, starting every game, passing for 3,513 yards and greatly improving his completion percentage (65.8) and touchdown-to-interception ratio (23-11). The Redhawks struggled during his senior season, going through a scheme change and posting a 4-8 record, but Dysert?s production remained steady (3,483, 62.9 percent, 25 touchdowns, 12 interceptions), earning him third-team All-MAC honors.