P.J. Dawson

P.J.  Dawson


Dallas, Texas

High School:

Last College:
Trinity Valley CC

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 230




Dawson focused on Bengals career

Frog LB taken in third round of 2015 draft


Dawson Drafted by Bengals

All-American was the nation's only player in 2014 with at least 100 tackles, six sacks and four picks


Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: TCU vs. Ole Miss Postgame Notes

No.6 TCU 42, No. 9 Ole Miss 3


TCU Claims Three Big 12 Individual Awards

Seventeen Horned Frogs receive All-Big 12 recognition


TCU vs. Texas Postgame Notes

#5 TCU 48, Texas 10


2014 Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl: TCU vs. Ole Miss

2014 Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl: TCU vs. Ole Miss


Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Gameday! (USA Today)

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (USA Today) against Ole Miss.


TCU vs. Iowa State 12/6/14

TCU vs. Iowa State 12/6/14


TCU vs. Texas 11/27/14

TCU vs. Texas 11/27/14


Football vs. Kansas State

TCU vs. Kansas State on November 8, 2014.

2014: Consensus first-team All-American and the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year ... only player in the nation with at least 100 tackles (136), six sacks and four interceptions ... was also the first Big 12 player to accomplish the feat since 2000 ... the 136 tackles were the most in the 14-season tenure of head coach Gary Patterson ... earned Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week honors for his performances against Oklahoma and Texas ... led TCU and the Big 12 in total tackles with 136 (81 unassisted) ... led the conference with three fumble recoveries ... tied for the Big 12 lead in tackles for loss with 20.0 ... finished with double-digit tackle totals in nine of 13 games ... had 15 stops against Minnesota, including four for loss ... recorded 18 total tackles at Baylor, a career-high, as well as two sacks ... it was the third-most tackles in the Patterson head coaching era ... took part in a takeaway in the opening five games, racking up two forced fumbles, two interceptions and three fumble recoveries during that stretch ... had a 41-yard fourth quarter interception return for a touchdown against Oklahoma to give the Horned Frogs their go-ahead score in the 37-33 win ... forced fumbles against Minnesota and Baylor ... posted three fumbles recovered in the first three games of the season (Samford, Minnesota, SMU) ... his six sacks came against SMU, Baylor (two), West Virginia, Kansas State and Ole Miss ... posted eight tackles, including 1.5 for loss, in the 42-3 win over No. 9 Ole Miss in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.

2013: Led TCU with 91 tackles ... ranked eighth in the Big 12 with 7.6 stops per game ... played in all 12 contests while starting the final seven games ... placed second on the Horned Frogs with 10 tackles for loss ... his career-high 17 tackles, including three for loss with a half sack, against Kansas were the most by a Horned Frog since Jonathan Anderson tallied 17 against BYU in 2011 ... the 17 tackles tied for the third-highest total in Gary Patterson's 13 seasons as TCU's head coach ... entered the KU contest with only two tackles for loss in his career ... reached double figures in stops in five of the final seven games ... closed the season with 15 tackles and a pass breakup versus Baylor ... totaled 14 stops, including two for loss, in the win at Iowa State ... also had two tackles for loss as part of 13 stops to go with his first career interception and a pass breakup in the West Virginia game ... had 12 tackles against Texas.

2012: Appeared in all 13 games, providing depth at linebacker ... made 14 tackles, including eight solo stops ... also recorded a tackle for loss and forced a fumble ... had a team-high seven special teams tackles ... totaled six tackles in the season opener against Grambling State, his most in a game ... followed that with three tackles at Kansas and two against Virginia ... added another tackle against Iowa State ... turned in two tackles, including one for loss and forced a fumble in the win at West Virginia.

2011: Totaled 47 tackles, including a team-best seven for loss ... recorded two sacks and two fumble recoveries.

High School: Utilized at wide receiver ... helped lead Skyline to a 9-3 overall record as a senior, including a 7-0 district mark.

Personal: Mother is Terrie Brooks ... major is criminal justice.

2012 13/0 8 6 14 1.0-15 0.0-0 0 0 0 1
2013 12/7 47 44 91 10.0-26 0.5-4 1 3 0 0
2014 13/11 81 55 136 20.0-81 6-44 4 5 3 2
Career 38/18 136 105 241 31.0-122 6.5-48
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