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Coach Lawrence Dawsey

FSU Wide Receivers Coach - Lawrence Dawsey

Dawsey's Quick Facts
Years as a Collegiate Coach: Four
Born: Dothan, AL
Family: Married to Chantal and has a son, Lawrence, Jr. and a stepdaughter, Dominque Arce

Coaching Stops:
1998 -- Tampa Catholic High School
2001 -- St. Louis Rams (training camp assistant)
2002 -- Blake High School
2003 -- LSU (graduate assistant)
2004-06 -- USF (wide receivers)

Florida State All-American and NFL veteran Lawrence Dawsey returns to Florida State to coach the Seminole wide receivers
For the past three seasons Dawsey served as the wide receiver coach at USF where South Florida posted a 19-17 record
Last season the Bulls ranked third in the Big East in passing offense
Coached USF receiver and first team All-Big East selection Ean Randolph who was fourth in the conference in 2006 for receptions per game
Last year two of Dawsey's receivers were in the top 10 in the Big East for receptions and three of his wideouts ranked in the top 20
Dawsey brings more National Championship coaching experience to the FSU staff after winning the 2003 title as a Graduate Assistant at LSU on Nick Saban's staff
At LSU, Dawsey worked with Tampa Bay's No. 1 draft pick Michael Clayton as a graduate assistant. Clayton would go on to break Dawsey's rookie receiving record with the Bucs 13 years after he set the mark
For seven years Dawsey was in the NFL, spending most of his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Dawsey completed his career eighth on Tampa Bay's career receiving list for yards (2,842) and 10th for receptions (206)
The Buc's third round draft choice was named Sports Illustrated's NFL Rookie of the Year in 1991
After his inaugural season in the NFL, Dawsey was also named to Pro Football Weekly's All-Rookie Team
In 1991 Dawsey led the Bucs with 55 catches and set a Tampa Bay rookie record with 818 yards
The next season Dawsey once again led the team catching 60 balls for 776 yards
After missing most of the 1993 season, he returned in 1994 to once again set the pace for the Tampa Bay wideouts leading the team with 46 receptions for 372 yards
Dawsey also played for the New York Giants (1996), the Miami Dolphins (1997) and the New Orleans Saints (1999)
Dawsey lettered at Florida State from 1987-90 and FSU finished in the top 4 of the final AP poll in each of those seasons
He currently ranks eighth all-time at FSU for career receptions (128) and yards (2,129)
Was named a first team AP All-American in 1990
Dawsey led the Seminoles in receiving as a junior and a senior
He was named an AP All-American in 1990 as a senior at Florida State where he led the Seminoles with 65 catches for 999 yards and seven touchdowns
Led FSU in receiving as a junior as well in 1989 catching 38 passes for 683 yards and four TD's
One of the best big game players to wear the Garnet & Gold, Dawsey recorded career highs for receptions (13) and yards (172) versus in-state rivals Miami and Florida, respectively

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