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Ed Dyas


Edmund Covington Dyas

Inducted 2009

Date of Birth



Mobile, AL


Auburn University (1958-1960)


A legend in the SEC, Ed Dyas led Auburn in rushing and scoring, was named the SEC’s Most Outstanding Back and first-team All-Conference in 1960. Dyas played fullback, linebacker and handled all kicking duties during his tenure at Auburn.  As a sophomore, Dyas started at fullback for Auburn’s 1958 undefeated team.  A first-team All-America selection in 1960 at fullback, Dyas set an NCAA record for field goals in a season with 13.  That year he placed fourth in the Heisman voting. Dyas was also selected an NFF National Scholar-Athlete.  He was a Phi Kappa Phi All-America team member, a three-time Academic All Conference pick, received the Bill Streit Award for highest senior GPA and won the Cliff Hare Award, the highest honor an Auburn athlete can receive for academic, athletic and leadership achievement.  Dyas received his Bachelor of Science in pre-med at Auburn and earned his medical degree from Tulane.  Dyas completed his orthopedic training at Duke University.


Height 6'1

Weight 205

Career Highlights

  • 1960 Academic All-America
  • 1960 All-Conference
  • 1960 First Team All-America
  • 1960 Heisman - Fourth
  • 1960 NFF Scholar-Athlete
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