Coach's Corner: Josh Dawson 

January, 27, 2012
Through the last two years, the Tucker (Ga.) Tigers have gone 28-1, with their only loss coming to state runner-up Starrs Mill, 20-19, in the 2010 semifinals. Defensive end Josh Dawson has been a big part of their success, with the 6-foot-4, 225-pound prospect making 94 tackles and 24 sacks for a defense that allowed less than 12 points per game in that span. Tucker head coach Franklin Stephens speaks highly of Dawson, about the person he is on the football field and in the locker room.

“Josh Dawson is a tremendous football player with a lot of schools recruiting his services, but he is probably a better individual than he is a football player,” Stephens said. “You cannot get enough of those types of individuals in your program because not only is he a joy to coach but he is also the type that you want the rest of your team to be exposed to, so really I cannot say enough positive things about him in terms of his character and his conduct.”

When Dawson first suited up, he was a lanky athlete who also spent a lot of time playing basketball. Stephens said what got Dawson to where he is now is the effort he put into his physical development, as well as the support he got from his parents.
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