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.
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) April 25, 2020
Hometown: Norco, CA
Weight: 231 pounds
Hand: 9 3/8"
Arm: 32 1/4
NFL Combine participant, but held his own make-shift Pro Day:
Here is another make-shift Pro Day: This time, #Oregon LB Troy Dye, who played the second half of the season with a club on his hand for a broken thumb and a meniscus tear that cost him postseason games and workouts. The potential Friday pick wanted to show teams he's heathy: pic.twitter.com/kwVBNVYWzd
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 9, 2020
— NBC Sports Northwest (@NBCSNorthwest) April 23, 2020
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.
The Minnesota Vikings select Troy Dye No. 132 in 2020 NFL Draft originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest