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Keyunta Dawson

Date of birth : 1985-09-13
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Shreveport, Louisiana
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-20

Keyunta Dawson is an American football defensive end for the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL. He was drafted in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL Draft.

CAREER

2010: Appeared in 13 games as reserve DE…had two tackles and one special teams tackle at Houston 9/12…had one tackle vs. NY Giants 9/19, at Philadelphia 11/7, and vs. Cincinnati 11/14…had two tackles at Denver 9/26 and at Jacksonville 10/3…had two tackles, one FR and one QB pressure vs. Kansas City 10/10…had two tackles and two special teams tackles at Washington 10/17…had one tackle and one QB pressure at New England 11/21…had three tackles vs. San Diego 11/28…had two tackles and one pass defensed vs. Dallas 12/5…had one tackle and one special teams tackle at Tennessee 12/9.

2009: Appeared in 12 games, starting two at RDE…started at Baltimore 11/22 and at Jacksonville 12/17…was active but did not play at Buffalo 1/3…was inactive at Houston 11/29, vs. Tennessee 12/6 and vs. NYJ 12/27…had 15 tackles, 11 solo, one FR and one pass defensed…also was 1-14 KOR and had seven special teams tackles…had two tackles and one pass defensed vs. Seattle 10/4…had one stop and one FR at Tennessee 10/11…had three tackles and one special teams tackle vs. New England 11/15. POST-SEASON: Appeared as reserve DE in three games...had two tackles and two special teams stops…had one special teams tackle vs. Baltimore 1/16 in Divisional Playoffs, one tackle and one special teams tackle vs. NYJ 1/24 in AFC Championship Game and one tackle vs. New Orleans 2/7 in Super Bowl XLIV.

2008: Appeared in 14 games with 12 starts at RDT and two starts at LDT…starts at LDT came vs. Chicago 9/7 and vs. Tennessee 12/28…was inactive vs. Cincinnati 12/7 and vs. Detroit 12/14…led defensive line with 71 tackles, including 39 solo, and had three pressures and one FR…recorded season-high-tying nine tackles vs. Chicago 9/7 and vs. Baltimore 10/12…had seven tackles, five solo, and one FR at Minnesota 9/14…had eight tackles, six solo, at Pittsburgh 11/9. POST-SEASON: Started at RDT in Wild Card Playoffs at San Diego 1/3 and had three solo tackles.

COLLEGE

Two-year starter who opened 23 of 49 games…had 164 career tackles, 97 solo, 25.5 tackles for losses, 19.5 sacks, three passes defensed, five FF and five FR, one returned for 17t…started 12 games as senior…had 60 tackles, 30 solo, 7.5 tackles for losses, six sacks, two FF and three FR…had seasonal-high nine tackles against UTEP…had two sacks against Iowa State…was Hendricks Award candidate…started 10 of 12 games as junior…had career-best 62 tackles, 40 solo, 3.5 tackles for losses, 2.5 sacks, one pass defensed and two FF…was All-Big 12 second-team choice by league’s coaches…started one of 12 games as sophomore…had 26 tackles, 16 solo, nine tackles for losses, 6.5 sacks, one pass defensed, one FF and one FR…stops for losses and sacks led team…had two stops, one for loss, one FF and one sack against TCU…returned FR for 17t…had two sacks against California and Baylor…appeared in 13 games as freshman…had 16 tackles, 5.5 tackles for losses, 4.5 sacks, one pass defensed and one FR...holds degree in human development and family studies.

PERSONAL

Full name is Keyunta Durell Dawson…born in Shreveport, La.…attended Evangel Christian High School…helped team to 14-1 record and second consecutive state championship as senior…team finished ranked No. 19 in country by USA Today…had 78 tackles, eleven for losses, one sack and two FF in final season…Dawson resides with his wife, Brandy, in Shreveport, La.


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