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Bears Add Maryland Portal Tight End Corey Dyches

April 25, 2024
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The Bears picked up an experienced pass-catching tight end in the port with the commitment today of 6-2/220 redshirt junior TE Corey Dyches. An honorable mention All-Big Ten player as a soph, Dyches will fill the athletic, pass-catching tight end role that former JC transfer Marquis Montgomery was meant to play when they brought him in last season before he hit the portal today with two catches last season.

Dyches starred for nearby Potomac High School in Oxen Hill, Maryland as a prep, choosing the Terps over North Carolina, Pitt, Syracuse, Boston College and more in 2020 after hauling 51 catches for 1126 yards (24.8 ypc) and 19 TDs as a senior. 

The number four ranked receiver in catches in 2023, Dyches totaled 49 catches for 491 yards and 2 TDs as a junior, good for eighth in overall receptions in the Big Ten last season and the most for conference tight ends.

A two-sport star in high school, Dyches averaged 12.5 points and 11 rebounds as just a sophomore on the hardcourt and came to Maryland intending to play both sports. He became the first player to earn All-Metro in both football and basketball in over a decade, leading his football team to the state championship game as a senior then hitting the hardcourt just four days later with a monster game of 32 points and 23 rebounds in Potomac’s season opener.

Dyches is the third portal or grad transfer commit of the late signing period, joining Michigan State OT transfer Braden Miller‍ and Princeton MLB Liam Johnson‍. He becomes the 33rd overall commit for the 2024 recruiting class including transfers.

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Bears Add Maryland Portal Tight End Corey Dyches

4,631 Views | 12 Replies | Last: 22 days ago by MoragaBear
Shocky1
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gotta luv that 70 yard touchdown catch & run, when's the last time a cal tight end evah did that?
Bearly Clad
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Welcome to the Bear Family Corey! Always good to have another reliable receiving target in the fold and, according to PFF, he had **zero drops** last season with 49 catches. He adds versatility to two tight end sets which you have to figure we'll be running a lot of to create mismatches in the running game.

But, most importantly, congratulations to Corey and his family, can't wait to see what you do at The University of California!
Big C
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Welcome to Cal, Corey! We can't wait to cheer for you when you catch passes and score touchdowns. Go Bears!!!
GoOskie
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Another Wes Howell? Go Bears!
bearsandgiants
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Dude, Madsen part of this deal, I hope? Could be looking at Tony G 2.0, and this one can actually catch!

Yes, Tony was an NFL great, but we was drafted on potential and dropped seemingly everything over the middle. I was at every game.
BearGreg
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bearsandgiants said:

Dude, Madsen part of this deal, I hope? Could be looking at Tony G 2.0, and this one can actually catch!

Yes, Tony was an NFL great, but we was drafted on potential and dropped seemingly everything over the middle. I was at every game.
Tony G dropped so many passes at Cal, they made him an All Pac10 and All American selection

CNHTH
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Shocky1 said:

gotta luv that 70 yard touchdown catch & run, when's the last time a cal tight end evah did that?

Jake Tonges at Ole Miss 2019
bear2034
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BearGreg said:

bearsandgiants said:

Dude, Madsen part of this deal, I hope? Could be looking at Tony G 2.0, and this one can actually catch!

Yes, Tony was an NFL great, but we was drafted on potential and dropped seemingly everything over the middle. I was at every game.
Tony G dropped so many passes at Cal, they made him an All Pac10 and All American selection



I didn't know you had this in you.
bearsandgiants
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BearGreg said:

bearsandgiants said:

Dude, Madsen part of this deal, I hope? Could be looking at Tony G 2.0, and this one can actually catch!

Yes, Tony was an NFL great, but we was drafted on potential and dropped seemingly everything over the middle. I was at every game.
Tony G dropped so many passes at Cal, they made him an All Pac10 and All American selection





It's a paradox. As annoying as it was back then that he was deified, it still remains true today. Guy had an incredible professional career. A true hall of famer. But he had the dropsies in college and it drove me nuts. Equally annoying are the claims that tiger woods was a great putter. "Best ever from inside of 10 feet!" Yeah, because most of those were tap-ins after missing everything over 10 feet. Tiger woods was a horrible putter. Still is. And Tony G couldn't hold onto a pass in college. I'll die on this hill.
calumnus
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bearsandgiants said:

BearGreg said:

bearsandgiants said:

Dude, Madsen part of this deal, I hope? Could be looking at Tony G 2.0, and this one can actually catch!

Yes, Tony was an NFL great, but we was drafted on potential and dropped seemingly everything over the middle. I was at every game.
Tony G dropped so many passes at Cal, they made him an All Pac10 and All American selection





It's a paradox. As annoying as it was back then that he was deified, it still remains true today. Guy had an incredible professional career. A true hall of famer. But he had the dropsies in college and it drove me nuts. Equally annoying are the claims that tiger woods was a great putter. "Best ever from inside of 10 feet!" Yeah, because most of those were tap-ins after missing everything over 10 feet. Tiger woods was a horrible putter. Still is. And Tony G couldn't hold onto a pass in college. I'll die on this hill.


1st Round NFL draft pick, #13 overall, without being able to hold onto a pass in college?
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calumnus said:

bearsandgiants said:

BearGreg said:

bearsandgiants said:

Dude, Madsen part of this deal, I hope? Could be looking at Tony G 2.0, and this one can actually catch!

Yes, Tony was an NFL great, but we was drafted on potential and dropped seemingly everything over the middle. I was at every game.
Tony G dropped so many passes at Cal, they made him an All Pac10 and All American selection





It's a paradox. As annoying as it was back then that he was deified, it still remains true today. Guy had an incredible professional career. A true hall of famer. But he had the dropsies in college and it drove me nuts. Equally annoying are the claims that tiger woods was a great putter. "Best ever from inside of 10 feet!" Yeah, because most of those were tap-ins after missing everything over 10 feet. Tiger woods was a horrible putter. Still is. And Tony G couldn't hold onto a pass in college. I'll die on this hill.


1st Round NFL draft pick, #13 overall, without being able to hold onto a pass in college?
He said he'd die on this hill. And die he will.
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bearsandgiants said:

BearGreg said:

bearsandgiants said:

Dude, Madsen part of this deal, I hope? Could be looking at Tony G 2.0, and this one can actually catch!

Yes, Tony was an NFL great, but we was drafted on potential and dropped seemingly everything over the middle. I was at every game.
Tony G dropped so many passes at Cal, they made him an All Pac10 and All American selection





It's a paradox. As annoying as it was back then that he was deified, it still remains true today. Guy had an incredible professional career. A true hall of famer. But he had the dropsies in college and it drove me nuts. Equally annoying are the claims that tiger woods was a great putter. "Best ever from inside of 10 feet!" Yeah, because most of those were tap-ins after missing everything over 10 feet. Tiger woods was a horrible putter. Still is. And Tony G couldn't hold onto a pass in college. I'll die on this hill.

Early in his Cal career, he didn't live up to his billing but in his final year his junior season, he was a 1st team All-American with 44 catches for 699 yards and five TDs. Those are big numbers for a tight end.
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