2014 Border Classic All Stars – Team Michigan
Defensive End/Full Back
6’2″ 240 lbs
US Naval Academy
High School: Detroit Catholic Central
High School Coach: Tom Mach
Dylan is the son of Todd and JoAnne Roney. He has an older sister, Erin (20), who attends college at the University of Michigan and three younger siblings, Jack (13), Kate (13), and Alyssa (13).
Dylan started playing organized football in third grade for Our Lady of Good Counsel in Plymouth, Michigan where he played both running back and defensive end. In ninth grade, as captain of the Catholic Central freshman team, he played defensive end and tight end on the team that won the CHSL Football Championship. Dylan was a three-year varsity football starter who played on both the offensive (FB, TE) and defensive (DE, LB) sides of the ball. Each year on varsity, he led the team in sacks and was top three in tackles on his way to helping Catholic Central reach the Division 1 state finals three years in a row. For his efforts, Dylan was elected captain his senior year and awarded defensive line MVP both his junior and senior years.
At CC, Dylan was a member of the National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He also played high school and AAU basketball and was an All Catholic and Regional/State participant in varsity track (Shotput/Discus).
Dylan said, “First, I would like to thank my parents and siblings for always believing in me, for being there for me at all my games, and for all the love and support you have shown me over the years while I was playing football.” He thanked the Widzinski family, “for being such a huge part of the 2013 team. With David as our inspiration, we were a better team with a mission to honor David and make him proud of us.” Dylan thanked the CC football staff, “for believing in me, setting such a great standard by showing and teaching the team what it takes to truly be successful playing varsity football and for all that you taught all of us about football and life.” Dylan also thanked his teammates, “for an amazing four years playing CC football and even though we did not achieve all our goals this season, it was a lot of fun and I wouldn’t go through it with any other group of guys.” Lastly, Dylan thanked Michigan Hall of Fame Coach, Tom Mach. “I truly believe you are the best coach in the country and even more than that, you are a great man who I want to be like when I grow up. You are a great inspiration and role model for everybody. I will remember your teachings in life and football forever.” “All in for 33!”
Dylan will attend and play football for the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
All Catholic High School League,
2011, 2012, & 2013
All Metro North 1st Team, Detroit Free Press & Detroit News, 2012 & 2013
All Oakland County 1st Team, Oakland Press, 2012 & 2013
All State 1st team Detroit Free Press & Detroit News, 2012 & 2013
All Defensive Dream Team 1st Team,