Ed Dyas was born in Mobile, Alabama in 1939, Dyas was a three-year starter as fullback on Shug Jordan-coached Auburn teams that won 24 games in three years, beginning with the undefeated 1959 team. He was named All-American in 1960 when his field goals provided the margin of victory in four of Auburn's eight wins. Dyas kicked three field goals in a 9-6 win over Georgia. His extra point enabled Auburn to defeat Georgia Tech in 1959. Dyas set NCAA and SEC record for field goals in season - 13 in '60, and for career field goals, 17. In three seasons at Auburn he made 70.8 percent of field goals he attempted. Dyas also led the Tigers in rushing and scoring in '60 and was selected the SEC's most outstanding back. He also made Academic All-SEC in 1958, '59 and '60. Dyas played in the Senior Bowl and the Shrine East-West game. He maintained an A-average in pre-med throughout his college years. His biggest honor came in 1960 when he was named Football Foundation Scholar/Athlete in 1960. He was the first from Auburn, and just the second from the SEC. Dyas turned down pro offers to attend medical school.