From Paso Robles, California, Van Dyk attended Portland State University. There, Van Dyk played in a total of 36 games, starting in 33 of them.
The 6-7, 330 lb OT was drafted in the 7th round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. He also has stints with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts, and San Francisco 49ers.
In 2017, Van Dyk participated in The Spring League’s inaugural season to showcase his skills against elite competition in front of pro scouts.