Dye had105 tackles (58 unassisted) and four interceptions in 11 games his final prep campaign, returning one of his picks for a touchdown, he was a First-team all-state selection by Cal-Hi Sports, first-team all-CIF and co-defensive player of the year in the Big VIII League.
Graduating from high school in December, he was able to enroll for winter term at Oregon and subsequently participated in spring workouts last April. In the annual spring game, Dye recorded three assisted tackles and broke up one pass play.
This fall he has been working hard on the field and has no complaints, in fact his enthusiasm is infectious. He is totally committed to the team concept and regards his teammates as family. He's willing to do whatever is necessary to help his team including playing on special teams. He has the physical attributes to play this season and while he is willing to leave the playing time decision to the Oregon coaches, he's happy to help out whether it be in practice on the field.
One has to root for a young man of Troy's caliber because he has a can-do spirit and clearly is focused on the tasks that have been set out for him by the coaching staff. Every team needs hard workers like Dye, and regardless of what decisions the coaches make, the Ducks have a gem in Troy Dye.