78 Dakota Dozier
78 Dakota Dozier
Height: 6-5
Weight: 303
Year: R-Sr.
Hometown: West Columbia, S.C.
High School: Brookland-Cayce
Position: OT

2013 — Sports Network, Sporting News, and Phil Steele preseason first team All-America selection who heads into his fourth year of starting duty...ranked by Phil Steele as the top offensive lineman in FCS and No. 4 overall player (all positions)...coaches preseason first team All-SoCon selection...leading contender to capture SoCon’s Jacobs Blocking Award, which Furman players have claimed 12 times over the years.  2012 — Consensus first team All-SoCon choice by coaches and league media...earned All-America honors by Sports Network (2nd team) and Associated Press (3rd team)...earned starts at left tackle in nine games, missing the Georgia Southern and Elon contests after sustaining a knee injury in the fourth quarter versus Chattanooga...totaled 586 play participations...matched a career high 92 percent on 83 snaps against Coastal Carolina...solid play keyed Paladin All-SoCon running back Jerodis Williams to outstanding senior campaign (1,170 yards, 11 TDs).  2011 — Earned consensus second team All-SoCon honors in balloting by coaches and league media after earning starts in all 11 games at left tackle...outstanding play helped pave the way for All-SoCon running back Jerodis Williams, who rushed for 1,055 yards and nine touchdowns to become the first Paladin 1,000-yard rusher since 2003...graded out a season high 92 percent (nine pancake blocks) versus FCS third-ranked Appalachian State (20-10 win), 89 percent versus Elon, and 84 percent (eight pancake blocks) against fifth-ranked Wofford (26-21 win)...registered 664 play participations.  2010 —Fashioned a superb first season of play, 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 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...was Brookland-Cayce’s first Shrine Bowl selection in 20 years...served as captain and was named team MVP....registered 32 tackles..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...health sciences major.