Travis Dye Parents Mark & Danna Dye- Brother

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Mark and Danna Dye, devoted parents to their son Travis Dye, have been instrumental in nurturing his talent and passion for football from an early age, ultimately leading to his success as the running back for the New York Jets.

The Dye’s are a family of eight-including six children.

Travis Dye was born in Norco, California, on August 24, 1999.

During his high school time at Norco HS, he was named 2017 All-CIF Division 2 and Big VIII League Offensive Player of the Year as a senior running back. 

Moreover, he also played lacrosse at Norco. 

Travis decided to play college football at the University of Oregon (2018-2021).

He was Oregon’s rushing and receiving leader as a senior running back in 2021 while appearing in all 14 games, including 11 starts.

Travis During His Time At Oregon
Travis During His Time At Oregon (Source: Bleacher Report CFB)

In his time at Oregon, he made it through to the All-Pac-12 honorable mention (2x) and AP All-Pac-12 second team.

In the spring of 2022, having completed his undergraduate studies, Travis Dye made a significant move from Oregon to USC as a graduate transfer.

Embracing a new chapter in his football journey, he joined USC and showcased his exceptional talent and versatility as a running back during his redshirt senior year.

During his time at USC, he pursued a master’s degree in gerontology. However, till today we aren’t sure if Dye graduated with his master’s degree or not.

During the 2023 NFL Draft, Dye patiently waited for a draft call which never came. 

However, the New York Jets signed him as an undrafted free agent. 

Parents Danna & Mark Dye- Brother

Mark Dye and Danna Dye are the parents of five sons and a daughter.

Tony, Terry, Jordan, Travis, and Troy are all brilliant sons, and they share one sister named Jamie Dye.

Travis’s father, Mark, played football at San Jose State (1988-89) and competed in the Houston Astros minor league system.

Travis With His Siblings
Travis With His Siblings (Source: Instagram)

His mother, Danna, is an athletic trainer at Corona Centennial High School.

Surprisingly, she still plays competitive soccer, doing so recently with a torn ACL injury for half a season in 2022.

Born into a family of refined athletes, Travis’s brothers inspired him to become a football player.

His brothers, Troy and Tony, have competed in the NFL.

Meanwhile, his brother, Jordan, played wide receiver at Sterling College (2015-17). Not much is known about the other brother, Terry, apart from the fact that Terry and Tony both went to Santiago High School.

Troy Dye

Troy Dye, the brother to Travis Dye, was born on September 18, 1996, in Norco, California. 

He enrolled in the same high school as his brother, Norco, where he played as a safety.

He was named PrepStar All-West Region as a senior and the consensus three-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals, and 247Sports.

Minnesota Vikings Linebacker Troy Dye
Minnesota Vikings Linebacker Troy Dye (Source: USA Today)

Even though he had numerous colleges knocking at his door, he opted to play for Oregon.

He is the only Oregon player in history to lead the team in tackles for four consecutive seasons, a record that still stands tall.

As of late, he plays for Minnesota Vikings as a linebacker after being drafted in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Tony Dye

Tony Dye, another member of the family, demonstrated great diligence during his football career.

Dye attended Santiago High School. He played college football at UCLA, where he was namefamily memberCLA’s Henry R. “Red” Sanders Award for being MVP (Junior Season).

Previously, he played for the Cincinnati Bengals after being signed as an undrafted free agent in 2012.

He left playing professionally after he had to retire because of his undiagnosed heart condition. Later on, he tried his luck in coaching.

He was the defensive coordinator for the Nirco High School Varsity football team for 4 years. He recently completed a coaching fellowship with the San Francisco 49ers.

Pratik Prasai
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