Will Dissly

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Will Dissly
No. 88 – Seattle Seahawks
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1996-07-08) July 8, 1996 (age 22)
Bozeman, Montana
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school: Bozeman (MT)
College: Washington
NFL Draft: 2018 / Round: 4 / Pick: 120
Career history
Roster status: Injured reserve
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Receptions: 8
Receiving yards: 156
Receiving touchdowns: 2
Player stats at NFL.com

Will Dissly (born July 8, 1996) is an American football tight end for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football in the Pac-12 Conference for the Washington Huskies.[1] Dissly was Montana's Gatorade High School Player of the Year in 2013.[2]

High school

Born and raised in Bozeman, Montana, Dissly graduated from Bozeman High School in 2014. During his senior year, the Bozeman Hawks football team won the state championship.[3] He played on both sides of the ball, recording 57 tackles and 11 receiving touchdowns while being named Montana's Gatorade High School Player of the Year.[3] He originally committed to Boise State in December,[4] but then followed head coach Chris Petersen to Seattle to play at Washington.[5]

College career

After his sophomore season at Washington in 2015, he transitioned from defensive end to tight end.[1] His first reception, against Sacramento State, went for a 27-yard touchdown.[2] After garnering only four receptions as a junior, Dissly had 21 catches as a senior in 2017.[6] Most reports projected Dissly as a blocking tight end.[1][3][7]

Professional career

Dissly was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth round (120th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[8][9] He quickly became a trusted target of quarterback Russell Wilson. In the season-opening 27–24 loss to the Denver Broncos, Dissly had three receptions for 105 yards and his first professional touchdown in his NFL debut.[10] He followed that up with three receptions for 42 yards and another touchdown in the Monday Night Football loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 2.[11] Dissly's rookie season was cut short after suffering a patellar tendon injury.[12]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Washington Football Juggernaut, TE Will Dissly, among Mayock's Top 5". The Husky Haul. February 25, 2018. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "2018 NFL Draft Profiles: Tight End Will Dissly". UW Dawg Pound. April 25, 2018. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Appelgate, Michael (April 25, 2018). "Homegrown player Dissly ready for NFL". Bozeman Daily Chronicle. (Montana). Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  4. ^ O'Neill, Kane (December 5, 2013). "Bozeman standout Will Dissly commits to Boise State". KECI-TV. (Missoula, Montana). Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  5. ^ Hansen, Kyle (April 25, 2018). "Bozeman's Will Dissly 'just a kid from Montana' as NFL Draft approaches". 406 MT SPORTS. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  6. ^ "Will Dissly College Stats | College Football at Sports-Reference.com". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  7. ^ "Will Dissly - 11382 | Draft Analyst". draftanalyst.com. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  8. ^ Lewis, Derek (April 29, 2018). "Seahawks select Will Dissly with the 120th pick in the NFL Draft". 247Sports.com. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  9. ^ Boyle, John (April 29, 2018). "Seahawks Select Washington Tight End Will Dissly In Fourth Round Of 2018 Draft". Seahawks.com. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  10. ^ "Rookie tight end Will Dissly brings the 'cool' in Seahawks' season opener". The Seattle Times. 2018-09-10. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  11. ^ "Seahawks' Will Dissly: Grabs late touchdown". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2018-10-04.
  12. ^ Boyle, John (October 2, 2018). "Seahawks Place Earl Thomas & Will Dissly On Injured Reserve". Seahawks.com.

External links

  • Washington Huskies bio
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