AFCA Tabs Furman's Dozier To FCS All-America Squad
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) on Monday named Furman's Dakota Dozier to its 2013 Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) All-America squad, making the Paladin senior the seventh consensus All-American in school history.
Dozier's selection to the AFCA squad followed his election to Associated Press, Sports Network, and Walter Camp Foundation All-America squads, which were announced last week. Earning first team honors on all four teams qualifies a player as a consensus All-American.
Furman has produced 60 football All-Americans through the years.
A 6-foot-4, 303-pound tackle, Dozier was the recipient of the Southern Conference Jacobs Blocking Award this fall and was a unanimous three-time all-league selection during his career in balloting by league coaches and media. As a junior he was named second team All-America by the Sports Network and to the Associated Press third team.
The West Columbia, S.C., product played in 45 games and earned 44 starts during his Paladin tenure, logging 2,741 plays. He helped pave the way for three consecutive 1,000-yard rushers at Furman (2011-13) and served as a team captain as a senior, contributing significantly to the Paladins' late season surge.
He recently accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game, scheduled for Jan. 18, 2014, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Furman rallied from a 2-4 record in mid-October to win six of its final eight games en route to capturing the SoCon championship and league's automatic bid to the FCS playoffs. The SoCon crown was the 13th by Furman, giving it the most of any school in the 92-year history of the league.