Of Miami's top ten single-game total offense yardage leaders, he has the seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth-best outings. Roethlisberger has five of the other six on that list ... Zac has 48 career TD passes, fourth-best in school history ... he has thrown 39 career interceptions... entering the 2012 season, among active NCAA Division I quarterbacks, Zac currently ranks third in games played with 34, behind Oklahoma's Landry Jones (39) and Southern California's Matt Barkley (36).
Ranks second in pass completions per game with 22.5, behind Jones (26.2) ... Zac ranks third in career passing yards per game with 250.9, behind Jones (317.4) and Barkley (251.5) ... he ranks third in career passing yards with 8,530, behind Jones (12,379) and Barkley (9,054).
Totaled 455 passing yards and four touchdowns against Kent State... threw for 311 yards and a touchdown in the win over Ohio ... against Cincinnati Zac became the 78th player in NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision history to top 10,000 career passing yards... against Akron Zac's six touchdown passes set the Miami school record, which he previously set at five, with 59 overall trailing only Roethlisberger in the Miami record books. Same game Dysert's 516 passing yards were a career high, the second most in Miami history.
He was the first in Miami's history to reach 500 yards of total offense with 624 yards ... completed 78% of his passes vs. SIU (28-36) for 226 yds and 1 TD ... 31-of-53 vs. OSU, throwing for 303 yards and a TD ... Dysert became the first visiting QB to top 300 yards at Ohio Stadium since MSU's Drew Stanton in 2005.
In his last five games of 2011, he had completion percentages of .800 vs. Buffalo (20-of-25), .632 vs. Akron (12-of-19), .756 at Temple (28-of-37), .778 vs. WMU (42-of-54) and .660 at Ohio (35-of-53), a cumulative five-game passing percentage of .729 ... Miami's passing game averaged 299 yards per contest, a figure that ranked 14th among 120 Division 1 teams.
A 332-yard passing effort vs. Ohio, including an 81-yard pass to Nick Harwell, was his next-best performance ... he averaged 296 passing yards per game in his last four starts of 2010 ... passed for 294 yards vs. Kent State, one of six efforts that was more than 200 yards ... in 2010, from the second quarter at Missouri to the second quarter vs. Ohio, Zac threw 1565 straight passes without an interception ... in consecutive game vs. Colorado State (18-for-22, .818) and at Missouri (20-for-27, .741), he completed 38-of-49 passes (.776) ... also held for Miami's placekickers in 11 contests.
The MAC's best redshirt freshman threw for 2,611 yards in 2009 ... he had a career-best performance at Temple, passing for 426 yards and three touchdowns on 31-of-51 tosses. His single-game yardage was the fourth-best all-time effort in Miami history, behind Ben Roethlisberger's top-three games as a RedHawk (525 yards, 452 yards and 440 yards) ... Zac's 438 yards of total offense vs. Temple is eighth-best all-time at Miami ... in his nine starts, Dysert averaged 282 yards passing per game which would have ranked second in the MAC a year ago.
He threw for 337 yards against Kent State in his first start, then followed up that performance with a 286-yard effort against 10th-ranked Cincinnati ... in his last five games he tossed for consecutive totals of 348 yards vs. Northern Illinois, 344 yards vs. Toledo 426 vs. Temple, 259 vs. BG, and 194 vs. Buffalo, an average of 314.2 yards per game ... besides his top-four performance at Temple, he had the 19th-best (348 yards vs. NIU), 20th-best (344 yards vs. Toledo) and 23rd-best (337 yards vs. Kent State) efforts in Miami history ... in the team's only victory (31-24 vs. Toledo), Dysert had 404 yards of total offense (344 passing/60 rushing). He also was the holder for Trevor Cook's Miami-record 55-yard field goal with just :37 left in the first half. ... he completed 61.6 percent of his passes in 2009 for 2,611 yards ... 12 TDs, 16 interceptions ... team's second-leading rusher with 258 net yards.
In Dysert's very first start, he had an amazing effort vs. Kent State, passing for 337 yards (31-of-53 passes, two int., one TD) and rushing for 107 more. His 444 yards of total offense vs. KSU ranks seventh-best all-time in Miami history ... by comparison, Ben Roethlisberger's first Miami start vs. Michigan in 2001 saw him complete 18-of-35 passes (three int., two TD) for 193 yards plus 18 yards rushing ... also serves as the holder for Miami field goals and PATs.
Passed for 3,714 yards and 35 TDs as a senior despite missing three-and-a-half games with a broken thumb ... during that span when he could not pass the ball, played wide receiver and linebacker for the Bulldogs ... threw 100 TD passes during his career ... also an adept runner, he compiled more than 1,000 yards on the ground with 16 TDs ... captained Ada's basketball and baseball teams ... the Bulldog basketball team was ranked No. 1 in the state in its division ... prep coach was Mike Fell.
A total of 22 teams - including quarterbacks coaches from the Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers - were represented at Miami of Ohio's pro day on March 21. Dysert - who draws an obvious comparison to former RedHawks quarterback Ben Roethlisberger - has a private workout scheduled with the Philadelphia Eagles. According to his draft profile on NFL.com, Dysert's skill set and college production are similar to Roethlisberger, but he doesn't quite possess the arm strength and bulk of the two-time Super Bowl winner and 2004 first-round draft choice.
Dysert (6-foot-3 1/8, 227 pounds) went through a positional workout led by 2000 Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke, who now trains quarterbacks (including 2011 No. 1 overall pick Cam Newton and current Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden). Dysert completed 54 of 64 passes in the workout, which is a good showing when you take into account the weather conditions. Dysert is a mid-round quarterback with a lot of upside, and it will be interesting to see where he gets drafted. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
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