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Kevin Dyson

Former National Football League Player
School Principal

Travels From: Franklin, TN

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Categories: Dare to lead, Life's Transitions (Finding new purpose and passions), Qualified so you are justified.

Booking Code: 012

Kevin Dyson, the former number 16th pick of the 1998 NFL Draft by then the Tennessee Oilers (Titans), also played for the Carolina Panthers. Dr. Dyson serves as the Principal at Centennial High School, in Franklin, Tennessee, after recently serving as Grassland Middle School in the same capacity for 2 years.


His name is synonymous with two of the most memorable plays in National Football League history. The 2000 Wild Card Playoff game against the Buffalo Bills and Super Bowl XXXIV versus the St. Louis Rams, dubbed the “Music City Miracle”, and “One Yard Short”, respectfully, are games that have etched Dr. Dyson into National Football League history.

However, it was his time growing up that helped in molding him into the person and athlete he became to be. After being raised predominately by a single mother, Dr. Dyson, the oldest of four, boasted to his mother that one day he would go into the NBA and buy her a house. His mother did not discourage him from his dream, rather she put more of an emphasis on education and the importance of going to college and getting a degree as opposed to putting all his eggs into the proverbial “professional dream” basket.

Although Dr. Dyson fulfilled his professional sports dream, the impact of his mother’s guidance had a lasting impact on him, because Dr. Dyson went on to earn a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Practical Practice.  He also has two master’s Degrees from Trevecca Nazarene University, which he obtained after his football career concluded. In addition to working as a school principal, Dr. Dyson is also the host of a Podcast, serves as radio host for his pre/post-game show for the Tennessee Titans, and avidly speaks to and mentors youth in the greater Metro Nashville area about his journey and future plans.

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