You know him as the Tennessee Titan who scored on the legendary play known as the Music City Miracle. If that somehow does not ring a bell, he’s also the guy who came up one yard short of winning the Titans their first — and only — Super Bowl back in 1999.
Of course by this point, you know that I am referring to former NFL wide receiver Kevin Dyson.
Students at Centennial High School in the Nashville area will know Dyson for all those things as well, but they’ll now also know him as their new principal. That news was announced by Williamson County Schools Superintendent Jason Golden on Thursday.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a great school like Centennial High and reassert myself into the community where I have much familiarity and admiration,” Dyson said, via the Tennessean.
That has to be cool if you’re part of the Centennial High School community.
This is a former first-round pick by the Tennessee Oilers back in 1998. He spent six seasons in the NFL, totaling 178 receptions for 2,325 yards and 18 scores. He may not have had the career impact Tennessee had hoped, but he’s a Titans legend just for that one game-winning kick return against the Buffalo Bills.
Now after starting his education career back in 2006, Dyson will get to make an impact on the Nashville community in a different way. I’m sure he’ll be showing a few of those athletes some old tricks to get a leg up on the competition.
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