Any time the residents of Eugene, OR, have a hankering for North Carolina-style BBQ, they have the luxury of turning to a former Oregon football player to fulfill their culinary needs.
Since 2008, Dino Philyaw — a running back on the Ducks’ 1995 Rose Bowl team — has owned and operated Philyaw’s Cookout & Catering. After having previously worked in orthopedic sales and construction, the Kenansville, NC, native got the idea for his BBQ business “after years spent cooking for tailgate parties and other family-friendly events.”
Following his graduation from Oregon in 1995, Philyaw spent six years playing professional football in the NFL, NFL Europe and XFL.
Philyaw’s Ducks take on Kansas State in tonight’s Fiesta Bowl. Dino Philyaw profile