Having overtaken Ben Roethlisberger as Miami of Ohio's career passing leader (12,016 yards) despite playing under three head coaches and a combined five different positional coaches and offensive coordinators,
Dysert ranks as one of the more intriguing second-tier signal-callers available in the 2013 draft.
Dysert signed with Miami of Ohio after a terrific prep career that saw him earn the 2007 Art Teynor Award given annually to the state of Ohio's elite high school player
. He passed for 3,714 yards and 35 touchdowns despite missing three-and-a-half games with a broken thumb and demonstrated his toughness and commitment to the team by simply switching to wide receiver and linebacker when the injury kept him from throwing the ball
After redshirting in 2008 (earning the RedHawks's Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year)
, Dysert emerged as the starting quarterback in 2009, beginning a string of four years at the helm.
Despite the changes in coaching, Dysert made steady progress as a passer over his career, watching his touchdown-to-interception ratio improve from 2009 (12 TDs/16 INTs) to 2010 (13/12) to 2011 (23/11) and finally culminating with a senior campaign that saw him lead the MAC in both passing touchdowns (25) and passing yardage (3,483 yards) with just 12 interceptions.
Despite Dysert's impressive career totals, his numbers should have been even better. The coaching turnover wasn't the only obstacle Dysert had to overcome while at Miami of Ohio. Unreliable receivers, including during his senior season, also contributed to him earning just third-team all-MAC accolades as a senior. These factors could lead to Dysert making a significant jump up draft boards during the all-star game and workout sessions leading up to the draft.