|Hometown:||West Columbia, S.C.|
Furman: Outstanding young offensive lineman who is blessed with vast upside according to head coach Bruce Fowler...possesses excellent size, strength, balance, and agility...overall talent level, coupled with competitiveness, give him the ability to become a dominant performer....stands as a big key to any potential offensive success this fall... 2011 coaches preseason All-SoCon second team selection. 2010 —Fashioned a superb first season of play as a redshirt freshman, earning starts at left tackle in 10 of 11 games...did not start versus Wofford after suffering a sprained ankle against The Citadel (31-14 win) the week before...start against Colgate (45-15 win) in season opener was the first by a Paladin freshman offensive lineman since Ben Hall (OG) versus Clemson in 1996...logged 606 snaps on the season...joined Paladin defensive end Shawn Boone and placekicker Ray Early in being named to the SoCon All-Freshman Team in balloting by league head coaches. 2009 — Awarded redshirt and extra year of eligibility.
High School: 2009 graduate of Brookland-Cayce (3A) High School...football coach was Abby Bray...played offensive tackle, defensive tackle, and defensive end...earned all-region, all-area, and High School Sports Report All-State honors in 2008...was Brookland-Cayce’s first Shrine Bowl selection in 20 years...served as team captain and was named team MVP...senior year statistics included 78 knockdowns and 40 pancake blocks...registered 32 tackles on defense...claimed a region individual wrestling championship his senior year...Mydris Walker Scholar.
Personal: Full name is Dakota Duran Dozier...son of Ginny Watts...born April 30, 1991, in West Columbia, South Carolina...has a sister Leandra...plays the cello...undeclared major.