Born and raised in McComb, Mississippi, Dyson attended McComb High School, where he starred in baseball and footballas a running back. At McComb, Dyson earned All-Division honors but was passed over by most scouts due to his slight stature. Dyson later attended Southwest Mississippi Community College. At Southwest, Dyson tied the single-season record with seven triples and set a record with 47 runs.
Jarrod Martel Dyson (born August 15, 1984) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Dyson was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 50th round with the 1,475th pick of the 2006 Major League Baseball draft out of Southwest Mississippi Community College. He made his MLB debut on September 7, 2010.