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  • James Dye.jpg
    Number: 6
  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • Height: 5-9
  • Weight: 150
  • Roster Years: 1995-1996
  • Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
  • Last School: Utah Stat


Born 12/8/73 in Oakland, California...parents are James Dye and Anne M. Dansby...graduated from Crenshaw High...transferred from Utah State where he was second team All-Big West as a kickoff return specialist in 1993...also attended Utah Valley State College...married Carolyn Simons...have sons, James T. and Colden,...majored in psychology.

College Career

1995 Junior Year

No. 1 in NCAA punt returns at 21.9...AT&T Long Distance Player of the Year for Punt Returns, WAC Special Teams Player of the Year, First team All-Western Athletic Conference, Special Teams and WAC Player of the Week vs. SDSU and Wyoming...selected as team special teams player of the year...had an 84-yard TD punt return vs. SDSU and was named AT&T Long Distance Player of the Week...had 46-yard punt return at CSU...90-yard TD punt return vs. Wyoming for Cougar Stadium record and was named AT&T Long Distance Award Winner...39-yard kickoff return vs. Wyoming...75-yard punt return vs. Tulsa...started at cornerback at New Mexico in place of injured Dermmell Reed where he had six unassisted tackles and recovered a fumble.

1996 Senior Year

Selected All-WAC by the coaches...repeat winner of Cougar Club Crowd-Pleaser Award...special teams MVP as selected by the BYU coaches...scored a TD vs. Texas A&M as a wide receiver...had a leg contusion vs. Arkansas State, Utah State and UTEP...coaches' special teams player of the game vs. Arkansas Sate...38-yard punt return vs. Washington...23-yard punt return vs. New Mexico...34-yard punt return and a 25-yard rush vs. SMU...79-yard punt return TD at Utah State and was selected as Western Athletic Conference Mountain Division special teams player of the week...had a 28-yard catch vs. UNLV...38-yard TD catch at Tulsa...had a 28-yard kickoff return at TCU...had a 100-yard kickoff return for a TD vs. UTEP to tie WAC, school and Cougar Stadium records...was selected as co-winner of the AT&T Long Distance Award for that kickoff return...had a 67-yard punt return for TD vs. Rice and was chosen WAC Special Teams player of the week & coaches' co-special teams player of the game...injured MCL at Hawai'i...caught a 32-yard pass against Kansas State in the Cotton Bowl...tied school record for most TDs on punt returns in a career, set by Golden Richards.


1997- Signed as a free agent with the Miami Dolphins.