Tony Dye, SS

School: UCLA  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Corona, CA
Height/Weight: 5-10 / 201 lbs.
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03/06/2012 - UCLA closed Pro Day to media and the public to prevent "distractions" during the workouts, though UCLAbruins.com was covering the event. The ban also extended to parents of players working out. Football program employees, working in pairs, were on roving patrols in the parking structures, which are well away from the field. "I think this is all unnecessary," said Mark Dye, whose son Tony Dye was a safety for the Bruins the last four seasons. "If they have a legitimate reason for keeping parents out, I haven't heard it yet." Dye said that he was told this was like "a job interview." But Dye said, "As a parent of a player who has been here four years, I want to see my son play his last bit of football at UCLA." As for the job interview explanation, Dye said, "I get that I wouldn't go on a job interview with my son. But watching him play football this far away?" - Chris Foster, The LA Times

10/26/2011 - UCLA safety Tony Dye will miss the rest of the season with a lingering neck injury, according to coach Rick Neuheisel. After Tuesday night's practice, Neuheisel said the senior's nerve injury hasn't subsided enough to play this season. Dye led the Bruins in tackles last season, but played in just three games this season before missing the last four. He started every game in each of the previous two seasons for the Bruins. Neuheisel hopes Dye will petition the NCAA for a medical redshirt. Dye hasn't used a redshirt year. UCLA (3-4, 2-2 Pac-12) hosts California (4-3, 1-3)on Saturday. - AP Sports

10/20/2011 - UCLA's pass defense ranks 76th in the country, allowing 231.8 passing yards per game, and is 95th in pass efficiency defense, with a rating of 140.15. The Bruins already has faced the nation's most prolific passer Houston's Case Keenum, who threw for 310 yards against UCLA. Now, the Bruins face Arizona's Nick Foles, rated No. 2 nationally in passing at 384.3 yards per game. "Well, he's an NFL player" Neuheisel said. "We are not going to stop him. No one has." Safety Tony Dye, a senior who is UCLA's most accomplished defensive back, might have to take a redshirt this season. He has been battling a neck injury and has not played since the third game, qualifying for a medical hardship. UCLA has reached the part of the season in which if he does play, he would not be eligible for the medical redshirt. "It's more the family's decision than mine," said coach Rick Neuheisel. "I just want what's best for him." - The Sports Xchange

10/10/2011 - OLB Glenn Love (shoulder) has missed the last two games. Jordan Zumwalt has started in his place. DT Justin Edison (concussion), who started the first five games, was out against Washington State. Safety Tony Dye, UCLA's most accomplished defensive back, has missed the last three games because of a neck injury. - The Sports Xchange

10/03/2011 - Safety Tony Dye has missed the past two games because of a shoulder injury. Tevin McDonald started in his place. - The Sports Xchange

09/03/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: FS Tony Dye is making the move from strong safety to free safety this season, replacing the departed Rahim Moore. Dye made a team-high 96 tackles last season. A groin injury kept him on the sideline for some of fall camp, but he should be good to go for the opener. - The Sports Xchange

07/12/2011 - 2011 JIM THORPE AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Tony Dye, UCLA, CB, has been named one of 37 players selected to the Preseason Thorpe Award watch list for the 2011 college football season. The Thorpe Award, given annually to the nation's top defensive back, is one of the most coveted awards in college football and is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2011. Dye has also been named to preseason watch lists for the Lott Trophy, Bednarik Award and the Bronko Nagurski award. - UCLA football

07/11/2011 - 2011 BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Tony Dye, UCLA, S, has been selected one of 87 players named to Preseason Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List for the 2011 college football season. The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is awarded annually to the nation's best defensive player by the Football Writers Association of America and the Charlotte Touchdown Club. - Football Writers Association of America

07/08/2011 - 2011 CHUCK BEDNARIK AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Tony Dye, UCLA, Safety, Sr., has been selected by the The Maxwell Football Club to the Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List for the 2011 college football season, given annually to the best defensive player. Dye was UCLA's defensive MVP in 2010 and led the defense with 96 total tackles. - UCLA football

06/06/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2011: SS Tony Dye led the team in tackles last season, making 96 stops. He had one interception. With FS Rahim Moore off to the NFL, Dye could move back to the free safety position in 2011. - The Sports Xchange

05/03/2011 - 2011 LOTT IMPACT TROPHY WATCH LIST: Tony Dye, UCLA, S, has been named to the 42-player Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list for the 2011 college football season as selected by the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation. Dye is a 5-11, 205-pounder from San Jose who led the Bruins in tackles last season with 96 and his average of 8.0 ranked fourth (tied) in the Pac-10. - UCLA football


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