Ernest Dye
No. 65
Position:Offensive lineman
Personal information
Born: (1971-07-15) July 15, 1971 (age 52)
Greenwood, South Carolina, U.S.
Career information
High school:Greenwood
College:South Carolina
NFL draft:1993 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:50
Games started:23
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at PFR

Ernest Dye (born July 15, 1971) is an American former professional football player who was an offensive guard in the National Football League (NFL). He was selected by the Phoenix Cardinals in the first round of the 1993 NFL draft.[1]

In August 1999, Dye along with teammates Carl Simpson and Lester Holmes, was involved in a severe car crash that cost Dye the use of his right arm, ending his career.[2][3]


  1. ^ "1993 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved March 31, 2023.
  2. ^ "Car crash may cost Cardinal his arm". Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved February 11, 2009.
  3. ^ Three Cardinals Injured in Car Accident