Tonight on NBC before the Steelers and Titans play, a segment will air featuring an Independence High School assistant principal.
Kevin Dyson, the former Titans wide receiver, has been an assistant principal there since fall 2016.
Dyson, drafted by the then Tennessee Oilers in 1998, played in the NFL until 2005, spending his first five seasons in a Tennessee uniform. Dyson finished his career with a total of 178 receptions for 2,325 yards and 18 touchdowns. Also, he was involved in two of the most memorable plays in NFL history– the “Music City Miracle” and, how could any Titans fan ever forget?– The Tackle, in Super Bowl XXXVIII, when he was tackled one-yard short of a game-tying touchdown.
Williamson County Schools posted this behind-the-scenes footage of the video shoot:
But it was what Dyson did after football that brought NBC Sports to Independence. The segment that will air, titled “Life After Football,” profiles Dyson’s deeds since his 2005 retirement.
Dyson, from Utah, had gotten a degree in sociology from the University of Utah before the NFL. He went back to school after the NFL, and got a Masters in Education from Trevecca Nazarene University in 2007.
Later, he was an assistant coach at Independence, before leaving in 2012 to go to Stewart’s Creek in Rutherford County as an assistant principal and athletic director.
In May 2016, he resigned to come back to Independence as an assistant principal.
NBC Sports’ pregame show starts tonight at 7:30 p.m.