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Keyunta Dawson
DE #75
Height:
6-3
Weight:
258
College:
Texas Tech
Experience:
6

Biography

 

PRO: The Titans added defensive end Keyunta Dawson to the roster in January 2012 to add experience to a young defensive line. He played in just three games in 2012 before being placed on injured reserve.  The 6-foot-3-inch, 265-pound edge rusher re-signed with the Titans in 2013.  He spent his first four seasons with the Indianapolis Colts after initially entering the NFL as a seventh-round pick in 2007.  The Texas Tech product also spent three weeks during the 2011 campaign with the Detroit Lions.   

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•    In 2008, Dawson started 14 games at defensive end and compiled 42 tackles and a fumble recovery.
•    As a member of the Colts, Dawson participated in Super Bowl XLIV against the Saints.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•    Dawson enjoys playing the drums.  He started playing during his childhood and was a regular on the drums for his church’s band.
•    Dawson worked at a funeral home with his father during middle school and high school.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Shreveport, La., native was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the seventh round (242nd overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.
•    Signed by the Detroit Lions as an unrestricted free agent on Aug. 8, 2011.
•    Released by the Lions on Sept. 3, 2011.
•    Re-signed by the Lions on Nov. 30, 2011.
•    Released by the Lions on Dec. 23, 2011.
•    Signed by the Titans on Jan. 6, 2012.

COLLEGE:
•    As a two-year starter at Texas Tech, totaled 23 starts, 164 career tackles, 25.5 tackles for losses, 19.5 sacks, three passes defensed, five forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries, including one for a touchdown.
•    As a senior (2006), started all 13 games and logged 63 tackles, six sacks, 9.5 tackles for loss, 11 quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.
•    As a junior (2005), named second-team All-Big 12 by the league’s coaches.  
•    Graduated in 2006 with a degree in human development family science.

PERSONAL:  
•    Married to Brandy.  
•    Attended Evangel Christian (Shreveport, La.) High School, where he helped his team win two state championships. As a senior, logged 78 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, a sack and two forced fumbles.
•    List of favorites: (movies) “Gladiator” and “Tombstone”; (TV show) “SportsCenter”; (actor) Denzel Washington; (music artists) Swoope, Lecrae, Mouthpi3ce; (school subject) history; (car) 1970 Chevelle; (book) the Bible; (video game) Call of Duty; (food) pasta; (sports hero) Reggie White; and (favorite sports team as a child) Chicago Bulls.
•    Born Keyunta Durell Dawson on Sept. 13, 1985 in Shreveport, La.

 

PRO: The Titans added defensive end Keyunta Dawson to the roster in January 2012 to add experience to a young defensive line. He played in just three games in 2012 before being placed on injured reserve.  The 6-foot-3-inch, 265-pound edge rusher re-signed with the Titans in 2013.  He spent his first four seasons with the Indianapolis Colts after initially entering the NFL as a seventh-round pick in 2007.  The Texas Tech product also spent three weeks during the 2011 campaign with the Detroit Lions.   

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•    In 2008, Dawson started 14 games at defensive end and compiled 42 tackles and a fumble recovery.
•    As a member of the Colts, Dawson participated in Super Bowl XLIV against the Saints.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•    Dawson enjoys playing the drums.  He started playing during his childhood and was a regular on the drums for his church’s band.
•    Dawson worked at a funeral home with his father during middle school and high school.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Shreveport, La., native was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the seventh round (242nd overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.
•    Signed by the Detroit Lions as an unrestricted free agent on Aug. 8, 2011.
•    Released by the Lions on Sept. 3, 2011.
•    Re-signed by the Lions on Nov. 30, 2011.
•    Released by the Lions on Dec. 23, 2011.
•    Signed by the Titans on Jan. 6, 2012.

COLLEGE:
•    As a two-year starter at Texas Tech, totaled 23 starts, 164 career tackles, 25.5 tackles for losses, 19.5 sacks, three passes defensed, five forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries, including one for a touchdown.
•    As a senior (2006), started all 13 games and logged 63 tackles, six sacks, 9.5 tackles for loss, 11 quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.
•    As a junior (2005), named second-team All-Big 12 by the league’s coaches.  
•    Graduated in 2006 with a degree in human development family science.

PERSONAL:  
•    Married to Brandy.  
•    Attended Evangel Christian (Shreveport, La.) High School, where he helped his team win two state championships. As a senior, logged 78 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, a sack and two forced fumbles.
•    List of favorites: (movies) “Gladiator” and “Tombstone”; (TV show) “SportsCenter”; (actor) Denzel Washington; (music artists) Swoope, Lecrae, Mouthpi3ce; (school subject) history; (car) 1970 Chevelle; (book) the Bible; (video game) Call of Duty; (food) pasta; (sports hero) Reggie White; and (favorite sports team as a child) Chicago Bulls.
•    Born Keyunta Durell Dawson on Sept. 13, 1985 in Shreveport, La.
 
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 71 120 72 48 1.5 0 2 0 0 0 -- 0
2013 NO 6 3 2 1 0.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 TEN 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 TEN 3 3 2 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 DET 2 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 IND 16 31 19 12 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2009 IND 12 17 10 7 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2008 IND 14 42 21 21 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2007 IND 16 23 17 6 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 71 2 25 12.5 14 0 0 0 0 0
2013 NO 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 TEN 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 TEN 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 DET 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 IND 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 IND 12 1 14 14 14 0 0 0 0 0
2008 IND 14 1 11 11 11 0 0 0 0 0
2007 IND 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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