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Born: July 14, 1992 – Camden, New Jersey
2017: Years as a Lion: 2nd Years in CFL: 2nd Status: International
Career Games: 1 Playoffs: 0 Grey Cup: 0
Dyshawn was signed by the Lions as a free agent in April 2016. Following the season he re-signed with the club for the 2017 season.
2016: Dyshawn enjoyed an impressive training camp for the Lions which earned him an opening day spot on the active roster. He spent the remaining 17 weeks on the club’s practice roster.
2015: Dyshawn was signed by the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent and appeared in three preseason games for the club before being waived late in camp.
2011-2014: Dyshawn enjoyed a notable and productive career at Syracuse where he was a four-year starter at linebacker for the Orange appearing in 49 games. As a senior in 2014, he racked-up a career-best 53 individual tackles giving him 157 for his career, including an incredible 37.5 stops for a loss.
During his time at Syracuse, Dyshawn earned Bachelor of Science degree and majored in Child & Family Studies. This hip-hop lover says his uncle, Albert, is his biggest fan and also took him to his first football game which sparked his interest in the sport. Dyshawn places a high value in giving back to the community and enjoys motivating and working out with the kids in the Camden, New Jersey area.