Football

 
December 12, 2012

Associated Press Accords Furman's Dozier All-America Honors

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- A day after earning his first All-America honor, Furman's Dakota Dozier picked up a second scroll when the Associated Press named the junior offensive tackle to its 2012 Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) All-America third team on Wednesday.

Dozier, a two-time All-Southern Conference selection, participated in 586 plays at left tackle this fall.  He missed the Chattanooga and Georgia Southern games due to a knee injury but returned to play in the Paladins' final two contests.

The 6-foot-5, 291-pound West Columbia, S.C. (Brookland-Cayce HS) graded out a season high 92 percent against Coastal Carolina, 90 percent in a 45-24 win over Western Carolina, and notched a season high 10 knockdowns versus Wofford.

His strong play helped clear the way for two-time All-SoCon running back Jerodis Williams, who rushed for 1,170 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2012 en route to finishing his career with 3,097 yards, good for fifth in Furman history.

Williams was named first team All-America as a return specialist by the Sports Network on Tuesday,  joined by Dozier, who landed second team accolades.