Name: Allen Dawson
Position: Defensive Back
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Weight: 191 lbs.
Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
High School: Cheshire Academy (CT)
2015 Projection: The secondary is very young and inexperienced (minus Justin Simmons and to a lesser extent John Johnson). This is a great opportunity for some of the younger kids to get some meaningful snaps this season. Not sure what Allen Dawson projects out to be on the two deep, but I would imagine him at least playing some special teams this season and possibly getting some snaps at cornerback.
Over/Under: 12 tackles
How'd He Get Here: Dawson, originally a 2013 recruit, reclassified and spent an extra year at Cheshire Academy in Connecticut to better hone his skills. The year seemingly paid off after he received an offer from BC. Maryland, Penn State and UConn all showed various interest in the defensive back. Recruited by Don Brown and Kevin Lempa.
Twitter Feed: Nope, at least not the same one he used last season.
Uniform History: Brighton's Fred Steinfort, who, up until Freese got drafted by the Lions this year, was the only Boston College kicker ever selected in the NFL Draft, wore the #24 jersey from 1972-75. So did a Flutie, Darren, from 1984-87. Former Boston College RB coach Jason Swepson, most recently the head coach at Elon, wore the #24 in 1990. The jersey number was most recently worn by Ryan Glasper (2003-06*) and Dan Mulrooney (2007, 09).
Better Know A Dude 2014: DB Allen Dawson (BC Interruption)