LSU Gold
Defensive Tackle
Shreveport, La.
High School
Evangel Academy

Played in 42 games with 14 starts … Finished with 86 tackles and four sacks.

Played in 13 games with three starts … Started at defensive tackle for first three games of the season – vs. Virginia Tech, The Citadel and Miami (Ohio) … Finished season with 30 tackles and three sacks … Had 4.5 tackles for losses and added nine quarterback hurries … Capped season with two tackles, including one sack for an 8-yard loss, against Texas in the Cotton Bowl … Had season-high of six tackles against Virginia Tech and Auburn.

Starter at left defensive tackle in four of LSU’s last eight games … Caused a fumble in win over Tennessee in SEC Championship game and then again vs. Illinois in the Sugar Bowl … Had one tackle vs. the Vols in SEC title game … Had season-best five tackles, four solo, vs. Ole Miss … Had a sacks for minus-2 yards vs. Tulane … Forced a fumble vs. Middle Tennessee … For season, had 21 tackles.

Saw action in eight games while starting three times … Recorded the first sack of his career on Nov. 4 against Alabama … notched 14 tackles on the season … Came up with four-tackle performances against both UAB and Florida … Posted a season-high three solo tackles against Florida.

A solid performer on the defensive line for the Tigers … He started the first three games and participated in all but two games, vs. Ole Miss and Alabama … Split the noseguard duties with Muskingum Barnes for majority of the season … Made 23 tackles, including two tackles behind the line for losses of two yards on the year … Had career-high four tackles against Houston despite facing double teams the entire game … Redshirted true freshman season of 1998.

Class 3A All-State, 3A Defensive MVP, Shreveport Times All-City Defensive MVP, Member of The Advocate Super Dozen, Tiger Rag Dirty Dozen, Purple & Gold’s Great Eight … Recorded 81 tackles, 38 for losses, 11 sacks, eight passes broken up and three fumble recoveries as a senior … Helped lead Evangel to a 15-0 record, 3A State Title and No. 17 national ranking … Coached in high school by Dennis Dunn.

Full name is Byron Tremain Dawson … Born on Feb. 9, 1980 in Shreveport, La. … Majoring in sociology.

Dawson’s Career Defensive Stats

Year Class G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sacks Int
1999 Fr.-RS 9-3 10 13 23 2-2 0 0
2000 So. 8-3 7 7 14 2-7 1-6 0
2001 Jr. 12-5 9 12 21 1-2 1-2 0
2002 Sr. 133 19 11 30 4.5-11 3-10 0
TOTALS 42-14 45 43 88 9.5-22 4-18 0
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