- Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the second round (45th overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft.
PRO: Dizon is in his fourth season with the Lions as an outside linebacker and productive special teams contributor. He has appeared in 28 career games.
- Spent time at times at middle linebacker.
- Career totals include: 38 tackles (24 solo), one sack, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumbles and 21 special teams tackles.
- Played in 12 games during his rookie campaign and was a steady contributor on special teams, finishing tied for fifth on the team with eight special teams tackles, while seeing limited action on defense.
2010: Placed on Reserve/Injured August 16, 2010 and missed the entire season due to a knee injury.
2009: Earned increased playing time as backup linebacker especially in passing situations. Appeared in all 16 games, recording 19 tackles (12 solo) and a sack-fumble on the season as well as two fumble recoveries. Ranked second on the team with 13 special teams tackles.
- Recorded 3 tackles (2 solo) at New Orleans (9/13).
- Recorded first career sack-fumble at Seattle (11/8). Also added 2 solo tackles.
- Recovered first career fumble for a touchback after CB Phillip Buchanon knocked the ball loose from RB Adrian Peterson, setting up a Lions’ field goal at Minnesota (11/15).
- Recovered a fumble on the opening kickoff to set up a Lions’ touchdown vs. Green Bay (11/26). Also tied a career-high with 3 tackles.
2008: Saw time on defense as a backup at MLB and SLB. Played in 12 games and had 17 tackles (10 solo), along with 14 special teams tackles.
- Saw time at middle linebacker in place of an injured Paris Lenon and posted three tackles at Atlanta (9/7).
- Missed game at San Francisco due to neck injury (9/21).
- Inactive vs. Washington (10/26) and at Chicago (11/2) due to hamstring injury.
- Recorded a season high 5 tackles (three solo, including one tackle for loss) vs. New Orleans (12/21).
COLLEGE: Including three postseason bowl games, Dizon registered 463 tackles during his career at Colorado, the eight-best total in NCAA major college history.
- No player in college had more total tackles (173) or averaged more tackles per game (13.31) in 2007 than Dizon as he became the first Buffalo defensive player to win the Big 12 Conference Player of the Year honors and first to garner league player of the year honors among Colorado defenders since Deon Figures earned the nod in 1992.
- In 48 games, Dizon started 46 times, averaging 9.17 tackles per game, as he collected 440 hits (293 solos) with 12 sacks for minus-97 yards, 35 stops for losses of 137 yards and 15 quarterback pressures. He caused three fumbles, recovered two others and posted nine passes defensed while participating in 2,547 regular-season snaps. He gained 79 yards with a score on two interceptions and posted 48 third-down stops, the second-most in school history.
PERSONAL: Attended Waimea (Kauai, Hawaii) High School, the westernmost high school in the United States, where he played running back and linebacker.
- Ranked by PFR as the 65th-best player in the region and the third ranked running back, calling him “potentially the top fullback on the west coast.”
- Earned Prep Football Report and Prep Star All-West honors, earning second-team All-State and Kauai Interscholastic Federation (KIF) All-Star accolades.
- Rivals.com ranked him as the eight-best running back prospect nationally though he was injured most of senior year, rushing once for a 12-yard touchdown run and caught nine passes for 250 yards and three scores in just two games.
- As a junior rushed 150 times for 1,157 yards and 12 touchdowns, caught 15 passes for 175 yards and also started at linebacker and was in on 75 tackles.
- Lettered four times in basketball (forward), where he was a three-time Player of the Year/Island (KIF), as well as a three-time honorable mention All-State performer.
- Lettered three times in track (sprints, 100-meter KIF champions as a junior) and once in soccer.
- Honor roll member every quarter in high school, with a grade point average always at 3.5 or higher.
- Enjoys fishing, diving and motocross.