Dustin played in all 185 Sun Devils games in his three seasons at Arizona State University. He was a three-time first-team All-Pac 10 selection and was one of five finalists for the Golden Spikes award in 2004.
Dustin is one of only nine major-league players to be named Most Valuable Player (2008), earn Rookie of the Year (2007) and Gold Glove (2007, 2011, 2-13-14) honors and win a World Series (2007, 2013) and is the only player to do it in his first two seasons. Entering the 2018 season, Dustin’s career .991 fielding percentage at second base is the best in American-League history (minimum 650 games at the position). Since the start of 2007, he ranks fourth in the majors in games (1,458), starts (1,445), and innings (12,652.1) at second base. Dustin is also the only player to hit at least .275 in each of the last 11 seasons since 2007 (minimum 300 plate appearances). With 201 hits in 2016, Dustin joined Wade Boggs (7), Jim Rice (4), Johnny Pesky (3) and Mo Vaughn (2) as the only Red Sox players with multiple seasons of 200-or-more hits. He became the first Red Sox ever with as many as six hitting streaks of 10-or-more games in a single season and the first major leaguer to do that since Derek Jeter in 1999 (also six). A four-time A.L. All-Star, Dustin was named the second baseman in the starting lineup of the All-Fenway Team in 2012 and also earned the Thomas A. Yawkey Memorial Award as the Red Sox MVP from the Boston Baseball Writers for a second time (also 2008). No other Sox second baseman has ever been given the award.
Dustin is one of only eight players in the history of Major League Baseball to earn Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, Gold Glove awards, and a World Series during his playing career.