Furman Football Names Captains

Dakota Dozier

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Furman head football coach Bruce Fowler announced today the election of three captains for the 2013 season.

Elected by vote of their teammates were seniors Dakota Dozier and Greg Worthy, and sophomore Reese Hannon.

Dozier, a 6-foot-5, 303-pound offensive tackle, is entering his fourth season as a starter.  A 2012 Sports Network and Associated Press All-America selection, the consensus All-Southern Conference performer has been named to a number of preseason All-America tabs this year and was rated by Phil Steele College Preview as the top offensive lineman in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and fourth best overall player (all positions).  The West Columbia, S.C., and Brookland-Cayce High School product is majoring in health sciences.

Worthy, a 6-foot-1, 215-pound safety from Hampton, Ga. and Griffin High School, is Furman's most experienced defender with 26 starts over the last three seasons.  He heads into the 2013 campaign with 209 tackles, three interceptions, and nine pass deflections in his career.

Hannon, a product of Greer, S.C., and Greer High School, is entering the his sophomore season as the Paladins' starting quarterback.  As a true freshman a year ago the 6-foot-1, 202-pound signal caller came off the bench in the season's second game and passed for 255 yards and four touchdowns against Coastal Carolina.  He went on to throw for a Furman freshman record 1,896 yards and seven touchdowns.

Furman kicks off the 2013 season next Saturday at Gardner-Webb.