The Minnesota Vikings select Troy Dye No. 132 in 2020 NFL Draft

Ashley Young
NBC Sports Northwest

The first and only player in Oregon Football history to lead the team in tackles for four consecutive seasons, linebacker Troy Dye, has found his new home in the NFL.

The Norco, California native and AP All Pac-12 Conference first team player will now join the Minnesota Vikings, as the team's 132nd overall selection in the 2020 NFL Draft.


Position: Linebacker

Year: Senior 

Hometown: Norco, CA


Height: 6'3" 

Weight: 231 pounds

Hand: 9 3/8"

Arm: 32 1/4

Wingspan: 77

NFL Combine participant, but held his own make-shift Pro Day: 


Dye finished third in Oregon program history in career tackles (397) and tied for fourth in tackles for loss (44.0). Throughout his four-year career at Oregon, Dye went through three different defensive coordinators: Brady Hoke, Jim Leavitt and Andy Avalos. That constant change put a lot of pressure for leadership on Dye's shoulders, and by Dye returning to Oregon for his senior year, put the cherry on top of an exponentially growing program going from a 4-8 season in 2017 to a Rose Bowl victory in 2020.

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