Keyunta Dawson

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Keyunta Dawson
No. 55 Free agent
Position: Outside Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-09-13) September 13, 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth: Shreveport, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 254 lb (115 kg)
Career information
College: Texas Tech
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 7 / Pick: 242
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Tackles: 117
Sack: 1.0
Forced Fumbles: 1
Interceptions: 0
Passes Defended: 2
Player stats at

Keyunta Dawson (born September 13, 1985) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL Draft. Collegiately, he was a defensive end for the Texas Tech Red Raiders.[1]

Professional career[edit]

After spending his first four seasons with the Colts, Dawson signed with the Detroit Lions. He was released by the Lions on September 3, 2011. Dawson was re-signed by the Lions on November 30, 2011, but then released about a month later.[2] On January 6, 2012, the Tennessee Titans signed Dawson. After appearing in only three games, Dawson was placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury. On March 7, 2013, the Titans re-signed Dawson to a one-year contract.[3] The Titans released Dawson on October 5, 2013 to make room for quarterback Rusty Smith.[4] On October 8, 2013, he signed with the Saints.[5]


  1. ^ "Trifecta: Three former Tech players selected in 2007 NFL Draft". The Daily Toreador. April 30, 2007. 
  2. ^ Peters, Craig. "Tennessee Titans: Keyunta Dawson". Retrieved 2016-05-08. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 13, 2013. Retrieved April 22, 2014. 
  4. ^ Jim Wyatt, "Titans waive Dawson, add Smith", The Tennessean, October 5, 2013.
  5. ^ Katherine Terrell, "New Orleans Saints release Jay Richardson, sign defensive end Keyunta Dawson", Times-Picayune, October 8, 2013.