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
03/01/2013 - 2013 NFL PRO DAY DATES TO REMEMBER: March 21 - Georgia, Miami (Ohio) ... Miami (Ohio) quarterback Zac Dysert suffered a "slight" hamstring tear in the week before the combine and was unable to perform in Indy, making his pro day even more important. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
02/20/2013 - According to Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com, Miami of Ohio's Zac Dysert won't be able to participate in the athletic testing after suffering a slight tear to his right hamstring on Feb. 11. While Smith and Barkley are the only two quarterbacks that I list among my top 32 prospects, Dysert, NFLDraftScout.com's No. 9 rated passer, is an intriguing talent with midround prospects. The injury, which carries with it a three- to four-week recovery time, doesn't sound serious enough to significantly impact Dysert's draft stock. It could, however, lead to some reshuffling among the "second tier" passers of the draft.
Fortunately for Dysert, scouts have seen him often. The four-year starter and three-time captain overtook Ben Roethlisberger as Miami of Ohio's career passing leader (12,016 yards) and played well when pitted against tough competition. The 6-3, 224 pound Dysert physically looked like he belonged last month at the Senior Bowl. While his skill set is intriguing, Dysert was consistently inaccurate on out-breaking routes, however. While talented, he is certainly a developmental prospect. Dysert is expected to be fully healed in time for Miami's pro day, March 21. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
01/24/2013 - 2013 Senior Bowl, Quarterbacks...6. Zac Dysert, Miami (OH). While he has good size, his arm has been the most inconsistent of any player here. Of all the quarterbacks he's the one who has made the least amount of impressive throws during the week. He's not consistent throwing downfield which makes him a liability at the next level. The feeling here is that teams would rather try and develop one of the other quarterbacks listed above before Dysert. - Dave Richard, CBSSports.com
01/21/2013 - 2013 Senior Bowl, Monday North practice: Dysert (6-3, 224) didn't necessarily stand out in any one area, but he didn't disappoint either. He looked balanced in his drops, made quick reads and stepped into his throws, usually delivering catchable passes to his target. However, he did make several head-scratching throws as well, struggling to get into a rhythm. Dysert plays with the poise and confidence to steal the show. He just needs to play with the consistency to get it done. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
01/11/2013 - Zac Dysert is moving full speed ahead in his quest to play quarterback in the National Football League. Dysert, who received a physical education degree from Miami University in December and is the RedHawks' all-time leading passer, has received an invitation to participate in the Senior Bowl at 4 p.m. on Jan. 26 in Mobile, Ala. "I'm very, very excited about it," Dysert said Wednesday afternoon from Bradenton, Fla., where he's training. "It's a great opportunity to play with a lot of big-time guys."
The 6-foot-4, 228-pound Ada native caught a break in regard to the Senior Bowl. Six quarterbacks are invited to play, and Dysert found out several weeks ago that he was seventh on the list. But with Southern California's Matt Barkley unable to play because of a shoulder injury, Dysert will get a chance to practice for a week and play in front of NFL personnel. The other QBs are Mike Glennon of North Carolina State, Landry Jones of Oklahoma, E.J. Manuel of Florida State, Ryan Nassib of Syracuse and Tyler Wilson of Arkansas. "I was fortunate that it worked out," Dysert said. "Practices are going to be just as important as the game." - Rick Cassano, Hamilton Journal News
01/11/2013 - He is the 15th Miami player and the first since 2005 to earn an invitation to the nation's premier senior showcase event. His agent is Mike McCartney of Priority Sports & Entertainment in Chicago. Dysert is training six days a week with former Florida State and NFL quarterback Chris Weinke at IMG Academy in Florida. His 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. routine includes media, vision and nutrition training, NFL Combine drills, throwing and film study.
Also on Dysert's calendar are the NFL Combine in Indianapolis (quarterbacks will work out Feb. 21-24) and Pro Day in Oxford (likely in March). Weinke will put him through his Pro Day workout. "It's all pretty crazy, but something I've been looking forward to," Dysert said. "It's been a dream of mine for a long time, and it's awesome that the opportunity is finally here." - Rick Cassano, Hamilton Journal News
01/09/2013 - Miami University's record-setting quarterback Zac Dysert has been invited to play in the 2013 Senior Bowl, scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 26 (4 p.m. ET), at Mobile's Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The game will be nationally televised by the NFL Network.
Dysert is the 15th Miami player and the first since 2005 to earn an invitation to the nation's most unique football game and football's premier senior showcase event. The Senior Bowl annually features the country's best senior collegiate football players and top NFL draft prospects on teams representing the North and South that will be coached by the coaching staffs of the Detroit Lions and the Oakland Raiders.
Miami's all-star signal-caller, who finished his career with 12,013 yards-ranking 20th on the NCAA's all-time FBS list-joins fellow QBs Mike Glennon of North Carolina State, Landry Jones of Oklahoma, EJ Manual of Florida State, Ryan Nassib of Syracuse and Tyler Wilson of Arkansas.
Dysert threw for 3,483 yards and 25 touchdowns in 2012, completing 62.9 percent of his passes and averaging 290 yards per game. He broke Miami's career passing yardage record, previously held by Ben Roethlisberger. - Miami OH football
12/03/2012 - 2012 ALL-MAC THIRD TEAM: Quarterback - Zac Dysert, Miami, has been selected Third Team All-Mid-American Conference for the 2012 college football season. Dysert finished the season with 3,483 yards and 25 touchdowns. completing 62.9 percent of his passes. He finished his career as the second-leading passer in MAC history with 12,013 yards. He moved into 20th place on the all-time NCAA FBS list for passing yardage. - Miami OH football
10/01/2012 - WEEK 5 MAC EAST DIVISION OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Miami QB Zac Dysert: Senior quarterback Zac Dysert (Ada, Ohio) set numerous Miami and MAC records as the RedHawks improved its MAC record to 2-0 with a 56-49 victory over Akron at InfoCision Stadium. Dysert threw a school-record six touchdown passes, topping the standard held by Ben Roethlisberger, Sam Ricketts and himself. He accounted for 516 yards through the air -- second-most in school history -- completing 34 of 49 attempts (.694). He added 108 yards on the ground, including a career-best 40-yard gain, his best ever and second career-game over the century mark, to set a MAC record for total offense at 624 yards. Dysert completed 12 passes that accounted for 20 yards or more against the Zips. - MAC football
09/24/2012 - WEEK 4 MAC EAST DIVISION OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Miami QB Zac Dysert...Senior quarterback Zac Dysert (Ada, Ohio) had a hand in all four RedHawk touchdowns as Miami defeated UMass in the season opener at Yager Stadium, 27-16. Dysert completed nearly 55 percent of his 22 passes, throwing for 192 yards and three touchdowns (49, 17 and 33 yards). He also ran the ball 12 times for 76 net yards and scored one TD. In MAC career passing categories, Dysert now ranks tenth in passing yardage (9,427), eighth in completions (855, also a school record, passing Ben Roethlisberger with 854) and is tied for 19th in touchdown passes (53). - MAC football
09/22/2012 - Zac Dysert threw for three touchdowns and became the career completions leader for Miami (Ohio) as the RedHawks spoiled Massachusetts' debut in Mid-American Conference play by winning 27-16 Saturday. The senior's third scoring pass, a 33-yarder to Spencer Treadwell at the start of the fourth quarter, was the 855th of his career, surpassing Ben Roethlisberger for first place with the RedHawks (2-2, 1-0). Dysert also completed touchdown passes of 49 and 17 yards to Dawan Scott and finished 12-for-22 for 192 yards while running for 76 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries. With the RedHawks leading 14-3 in the second quarter, the Minutemen (0-4, 0-1) reached Miami territory on two straight drives but were stopped on fourth-and-1 from the 28 and the 29. Michael Cox rushed for 188 yards on 30 carries with two second-half touchdowns for Massachusetts, but Mike Wegzyn was intercepted three times in the second half. - AP Sports
09/22/2012 - Five Prospects I'll Be Watching Saturday: Zac Dysert, QB, Miami (Ohio): With so much attention heaped upon the so-called elite quarterback prospects around the country, second-tier passers are often overlooked by college fans until the senior all-star games come around. In the case of Dysert, a strong-armed, well built signal-caller, that could be a mistake. Dysert had overcome plenty of obstacles during his career with the RedHawks, not the least of which is the fact that he's now had three different head coaches and a combination of five different QB coaches/offensive coordinators during his collegiate career. Despite the constant turnover, Dysert has made consistent strides as a legitimate NFL prospect and perhaps more than any other senior quarterback in the country, has boosted his stock in the early portion of the 2012 season. Dysert, who ranks second only to Ben Roethlisberger in passing yardage at Miami, has impressed talent evaluators in out of conference games already this season (Ohio State, Boise State) and should be able to pick apart a UMASS defense in the MAC opener for both teams. Dystert is currently NFLDraftScout.com's No. 68 overall prospect and just behind Oklahoma's Landry Jones as the No. 6 senior quarterback. This game begins at noon eastern and will be televised by ESPN. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
09/11/2012 - 9/11/2012 NFL DRAFT SCOUT RISER: 5. Zac Dysert QB Miami (Ohio)...Although the Redhawks were blown out by the Buckeyes in Columbus (56-10) during opening weekend, Miami (Ohio) senior quarterback Zac Dysert had an impressive performance in a very tough environment to play. A three-time team captain, Dysert made his 31st career start against the Buckeyes and played like a seasoned vet, making quick, confident choices and leading the offense down the field despite getting little help around him with double-digit drops by his targets. He has a strong, well-built frame, standing tall in the pocket and staying balanced delivering the ball downfield. A cerebral passer, Dysert processes information very quickly, moving through his progressions and finding the open receiver instead of locking onto targets and forcing throws. He is a limited athlete, but moves well within the pocket and showed the ability to evade pressure if needed. Dysert started to press a bit later in the game when the Redhawks' offense was in desperation mode, but for the most part, he made snap decisions and showed a natural understanding of the passing game. He needs to mature in some areas, but he showed NFL scouts that he has the guts, composure and arm talent to play at the next level. In a convoluted senior quarterback class, Dysert is definitely a name to remember between now and next April. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
09/08/2012 - Zac Dysert passed for 226 yards and a touchdown and two Pat Hinkel interceptions led to Miami (Ohio) scores as the RedHawks defeated Southern Illinois 30-14 Saturday. Dysert, who completed 28 of 36 with no interceptions, started the scoring for Miami (1-1) with his 50th career touchdown pass, a 10-yarder to Andy Cruse in the first quarter. Cruse caught a career-high 12 passes for 60 yards. The Salukis (0-2) answered by driving 71 yards in 10 plays, scoring on Mika'il McCall's 1-yard run. But on their next possession, Hinkel intercepted Kory Faulkner's pass at the SIU 24 and returned it for a touchdown and a 14-7 Miami lead. After the RedHawks added a third-quarter field goal, Hinkel intercepted Faulkner again to put Miami at the SIU 27. A defensive holding penalty moved the ball to the 12 and Jamire Westbrook ran it in to make it 24-7 after three quarters. - AP Sports
09/06/2012 - A pair of GoDaddy.com Bowl representatives attended Miami's season opener against Ohio State. Hopefully for the RedHawks, they'll get a chance to impress the bowl scouts in their remaining 11 games because they didn't put on a very good show against the Buckeyes. Miami actually controlled the game in the first quarter and held a 3-0 lead after the first 15 minutes. The rest of the afternoon exposed many of the weaknesses the RedHawks thought they had plugged after going 4-8 last season. Instead, Miami was overwhelmed by its own mistakes and Ohio State's superior talent and depth. "I don't really think it was the weather, the conditions or the crowd size," said linebacker Jaytee Swanson. "It just did not happen for us. We have all played in big game atmospheres before." While it likely wouldn't have affected the outcome, the RedHawks had several chances to widen their early lead, but several accurate throws by quarterback Zac Dysert were dropped by his receivers. Coach Don Treadwell had no answers for the drops. "You may have to ask our players about it," he said. "It will be interesting to find out if it was the environment, being humid and hot, or if it was just about the first game of the season." Dysert, who threw for 303 yards and one touchdown, knew some good chances slipped away from the offense. "We should have scored more and earlier, but unfortunately it just didn't happen," he said. "It is just something we have to learn from." Treadwell and his staff will try to find some answers before Saturday's home opener against Southern Illinois. - The Sports Xchange
09/06/2012 - LOOKING GOOD: Quarterback Zac Dysert threw for 303 yards against Ohio State. He passed the 300-yard mark for the 14th time in his career, including four straight dating back to last season. Dysert has thrown for 200 yards in seven games and in 11 of his last 12. Dysert became the first visiting quarterback to top 300 yards in Ohio State's stadium since Michigan State's Drew Stanton in 2005. QUOTE TO NOTE: "He's got some great internal qualities and intangibles. He's one of those quarterbacks. He's got a great demeanor. He seems comfortable and has more latitude." -- Coach Don Treadwell, on quarterback Zac Dysert. - The Sports Xchange