Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Ed Dyas

Ed Dyas


  • Position: Fullback
  • School: Auburn
  • High School: McGill HS (Mobile, AL)
  • Years: 1958,-1960
  • Inducted: 2009
  • Place of Birth: Mobile, AL
  • Date of Birth: Nov 11, 1939
  • Place of Death: Mobile, AL
  • Date of Death: Jan 23, 2011
  • Jersey Number: 38
  • Height: 6-0
  • Weight: 205

Member Biography

A legend in the SEC on both sides of the ball, 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 four years at Auburn. As a freshman, 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. 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 from Auburn and subsequently earned his medical degree from Tulane University, becoming one of the preeminent orthopedic surgeons in the nation.