Florida State Seminoles
- Year: Senior
As a Recruit: Dawkins was recruited from Byrnes (Duncan, SC) class of 2008. He committed to Florida State on 11/17/2007.
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Started the first seven games of the season and played in all 14...opened the season on a tear with four tackles for loss and two sacks through three games...continued to produce at a consistent level as a member of a four-man rotation, but was forced to battle through a thumb injury which required midseason surgery, though he did not miss a game...registered a career-high five tackles against Virginia and NC State...more than doubled his tackles total from 2009, piling up 39 (20 solos) to go along with six tackles for loss and 2.5 quarterback sacks...the six tackles for loss ranked fourth on the team.
Played in all 13 games and started seven as a redshirt freshman....nine of his 14 tackles were of the solo variety...finished sixth on the team with 3.5 tackles for loss, including one sack...made his first start against USF and notched three tackles; a feat he matched two other times...had a season-best three solo stops in the bowl-clinching home win against Maryland...began season at defensive end but moved inside due to injury and quickly found his niche.
Played in three games as a true freshman before being granted a medical redshirt...had two tackles, including his first career sack in the second game against Chattanooga.
A four-star prospect, he earned All-State honors at defensive end for South Carolina powerhouse Byrnes High School...his team capped a 15-0 senior season with a state championship...played in Max Emfinger's All-American Bowl Classic in Jackson, Miss., where he recorded five sacks and double-digit tackles....also played in the 71st annual Shrine Bowl game...had 115 tackles from his defensive end position as a senior, including 14 sacks and five fumble recoveries...Byrnes teammate Justin Bright joins him on the FSU roster....received 10 scholarship offers and selected FSU over South Carolina, Illinois, Michigian State, Tennessee and Virginia Tech...born June 13, 1990.
- Early Enrollee
- Gray Shirt
- Video Highlights
- Medical Redshirt
- Primary (Inactive)
- Secondary (Inactive)
- Keeper (Inactive)