Paul Dawson (American football)
|No. 47 Cincinnati Bengals|
|Date of birth:||January 13, 1993|
|Place of birth:||Dallas, Texas|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||240 lb (109 kg)|
|High school:||Dallas (TX) Skyline|
|NFL Draft:||2015 / Round: 3 / Pick: 99|
|Roster status:||Practice squad|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2015|
Paul Dawson (born January 13, 1993) is an American football linebacker for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Bengals in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He played college football at TCU.
Dawson graduated in 2011 from Skyline High School in Dallas, Texas, where he was utilized at wide receiver, helping lead Skyline to a 9-3 overall record as a senior, including a 7-0 district mark. He also competed as a hurdler on the track team.
In 2014 Dawson was named a first team All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation as well as USA Today. Dawson was also named Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year along with being named a first-team all conference selection.
|Ht||Wt||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 0 in||235 lb||4.93 s||1.60 s||2.80 s||4.49 s||6.76 s||28 in||9 ft 0 in||21 reps|
|All values from NFL Combine and Pro Day|
Dawson was selected with the last pick of the third round (99th overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. Following the selection, Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther compared him to Bengals Pro Bowl linebacker Vontaze Burfict. A projected second round pick entering the draft, Dawson was considered a steal when the Bengals selected him.
- Paul Dawson. MaxPreps. Retrieved 2014-12-17.
- Paul Dawson. TCU Horned Frogs Football. Retrieved 2014-12-17.
- TCU’s Paul Dawson named first-team All-American by Walter Camp Foundation
- TCU's Trevone Boykin, Paul Dawson Named AP Big 12 Players of the Year
- Dehner Jr., Paul. "Bengals waive P.J. Dawson, sign Trey Hopkins, Chykie Brown".
- "Bengals practice squad 2016: Linebacker P.J. Dawson joins Cincinnati's practice squad".