Lin Dawson

for the Kansas City Chiefs Hall Of Fame quarterback, see Len Dawson

Lin Dawson
Date of birth (1959-06-24) June 24, 1959
Place of birth Norfolk, Virginia
Career information
Position(s) TE
College North Carolina State
NFL draft 1981 / Round: 8 / Pick 212
Career history
As player
1981–1990 New England Patriots
Career stats

James Linwood Dawson, legally changed to J Lin Dawson in 1993, (born June 24, 1959 in Norfolk, Virginia) is a former NFL player. He serves as the Managing Director of The Lin Dawson Organization, LLC.

Lin grew up in Kinston, NC. After graduating from Kinston High School (1977), he accepted a football scholarship from NC State University. In 1981, he was drafted by the New England Patriots Football Club, Inc. (NFL) where he played ten years. As the starting tight-end, he was an integral part of the AFC Championship and Super Bowl XX team. He was a member of the New England Patriots ‘Team of the Decade-1980’s.’


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