Miami of Ohio quarterback Zac Dysert throws a pass during the Senior Bowl.
Quarterback Zac Dysert, Ada and Miami of Ohio graduate, led the North on an 80-yard, 10-play 2:18 drive to score in the final quarter of the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama on Saturday, January 26.The attendance of 38,636 enjoyed the game as well as all the festivities in Ladd-Peebles Stadium which is also home to the GoDaddy Bowl. Game-time temperature was 69 degrees.
On Dysert's fourth series as quarterback, the North took possession at their own 20-yard line after the South scored a touchdown to go up 21-10 with 2:41 remaining in the game. Dysert completed nine consecutive passes to three players to go the 80 yards. Denard Robinson (Michigan 1 catch, 7 yards) Markus Wheaton (Oregon State 2 catches, 27 yards) and Kenjon Barner (Oregon 6 catches, 53 yards including the 3-yard touchdown). The drive also included a four-yard penalty and a three-yard sack.
Dysert led all passers from both squads with 10 of 16 completions for 93 yards with one interception. He was sacked on the first play of the game and once in the final drive. He said it was an amazing week in Mobile and looks forward to continuing training in Bradenton, Florida in preparation for the "combine" in Indianapolis in February which is closed to everyone except NFL team personnel but will be televised. He will have an individual workout with interested NFL teams at Miami University in Oxford in March which will be open to the public. The NFL draft is April 25-26 in New York City with anticipated early draftees invited to attend.
Trax Tidbits: Zac and Senior Bowl roommate Kyle Juszczyk, fullback from Harvard were the last two players to leave the field after the game. Senior Bowl personnel had to rescue them from the young people who were seeking autographs and personal memorabilia. On my way into the stadium, a man stopped me and asked me if I knew Zac Dysert (I was wearing a Miami cap and Zac's number 4 jersey). He wanted to tell me how Zac had given his autograph to his young son the day before and how he spent time talking with his son. He wanted me to know what a great young man Zac is! This is something I heard every game I attended the past two years, from fans as well as Miami University coaches and staff.