|No. 29 – New England Patriots|
|Born:||October 3, 1995|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||197 lb (89 kg)|
|High school:||Dixie County|
(Cross City, Florida)
|NFL Draft:||2018 / Round: 2 / Pick: 56|
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Despite speculation that he would forgo his senior season and declare for the 2017 NFL Draft, Dawson later announced that he would return to Florida for his senior year. During his senior season, he defended 13 passes, leading the Gators and tying for third in the SEC. His accomplishments lead him to be selected for the Coaches All-SEC First team.
New England PatriotsEdit
The New England Patriots selected Dawson in the second round with the 56th overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft. On September 6, 2018, Dawson was placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury. On November 13, 2018, the Patriots activated Dawson off of injured reserve. Despite being taken off injured reserve Dawson was inactive for the rest of the season. He did not appear in a single game. The Patriots would go on to reach and win Super Bowl LIII where they beat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3.
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- Young, Ryan (April 27, 2018). "2018 NFL Draft: 5 things to know about New England Patriots defensive back Duke Dawson". SEC Country. Retrieved April 27, 2018.