Dan Dawkins - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#72 Dan Dawkins


Class Junior
Height 6'3"
Weight 308
Hometown Staten Island, N.Y.
High School The Peddie School

As a Junior (2020)
• SEC Academic Honor Roll
• Played in seven games and started four, the first three of the season and the finale, at left guard
• Part of an offensive line that provided pass protection for the Commodores to rank 31st nationally in completion percentage (63.8)
• Worked with an offense that increased its total offensive yards per game, passing yards per game, passing yards per completion, passing yards per attempt and third-down conversion percentage from 2019 to 2020
• Provided pass protection for Ken Seals, who set the Vanderbilt freshman record with 1,928 passing yards
• Blocked for a trio of Seals’ 300-yard passing games, the third most in a Commodore career

As a Sophomore (2019)
• 12 games played with starts against Georgia and Purdue

As a Freshman (2018)
• Did not see action

The Dawkins File
• Lettered in football, baseball and wrestling at The Peddie School (N.J.)
• Nation’s eight-best center by ESPN.com
• Team captain for football and wrestling teams
• Led Falcons to the 2017 MAPL championship and Big 3 Trophy in 2016 and 2017
• Two-time All-MAPL in 2015 and 2017
• Full name is Daniel James Dawkins Jr.
• Born and raised in Staten Island, N.Y.
• Son of Donna and Dan Dawkins
• Two older sisters, Dakota and Hunter
– Both sisters swam collegiately
• Majoring in sociology studies