|Hometown:||West Columbia, S.C.|
2012 — Coaches first team preseason All-SoCon squad selection. 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 as a redshirt freshman, 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 in 2008...was Brookland-Cayce’s first Shrine Bowl selection in 20 years...served as team captain and was named team MVP...senior year statistics included 78 knockdowns and 40 pancake blocks...registered 32 tackles on defense...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...undeclared major.