In 1999-2000, Tennessee Titan WR Kevin Dyson was involved in two of the most famous plays in Titans history. He ran back the touchdown in the Music City Miracle play that sent them past the first round of the playoffs. And his supreme lunge on the last play of Super Bowl was just half a yard short of tying the game as time expired.
You'll never guess where he is now.
He's the principal of a middle Tennessee middle school.
Not a bad second act for the former NFL receiver. In 2006, Dyson turned his career toward teaching and worked in several schools. He was then promoted to assistant principlal at several school in the middle Tennessee area since 2013.
Kevin Dyson has been named the new principal at Grassland Middle School in Franklin, Williamson County.
Superintendant Jason Golden said in a statement, “He has served the school well during his interim period, and I’ve been especially impressed with the positive relationships he’s built in such a short time. Teaching and learning matter at Grassland, and we look forward to Dr. Dyson leading this great school.”
Kevin said: “Grassland Middle School was built with a strong foundation and rich traditions, and I am humbled to receive the opportunity to lead GMS to greater heights. There is something special about the Grassland community, and I look forward to working collaboratively with students, parents, teachers and staff for years to come. I have fond memories of my time and experiences at Independence, and I appreciate the valuable lessons I learned from the great teachers and administrators there.”
Let's look at those two amazing plays as we wish Kevin good luck in his new and even more important job.
And the heartbreak.