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Dakota Dozier

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Experience: 9 years

Height: 6-4

Age: 31

Weight: 312 lbs

College: Furman

2021 SEASON

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    18BearsW 31 - 1710
    17@PackersL 10 - 3710
    16RamsL 23 - 3010
    5LionsW 19 - 1710
    4BrownsL 7 - 1410
    3SeahawksW 30 - 1710

    Career Stats

    Offensive Line Career

    SEASONTEAMGGS
    2015New York Jets50
    2016New York Jets132
    2017New York Jets143
    2018New York Jets62
    2020Minnesota Vikings1616
    2021Minnesota Vikings60
    TOTAL6023

    Biography

    PRO CAREER:

    • A nine-year NFL veteran, Dozier enters his first season with the Bears in 2022
    • Has appeared in 76 games with 27 starts with the New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings
    • Originally selected by the New York Jets in the fourth round (137th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft

    2021 SEASON (Vikings):

    • Competed in six games

    2020 SEASON (Vikings):

    • Made 16 starts at LG as the Vikings offense totaled the 7th-most rushing yards (2,283) and the 2nd-most scrimmage yards (6,548) in team history
    • The Vikings ranked fourth in NFL total offense, a 12-spot jump from 2019 and scored 55 offensive TDs, the 2nd-best mark in team history behind the 1998 squad
    • Helped RB Dalvin Cook rush for 1,557 yards, the 3rd-best mark in Vikings history and the second-most in the NFL for the year
    • Cook had 16 rushing TDs, the 2nd-best season mark in Vikings history, and earned a 2nd-straight Pro Bowl berth
    • Cook also tied a team record in win at Green Bay (11/1) by scoring four TDs in a game (three rushing, one receiving), only the 3rd time in Vikings history the feat has been accomplished
    • Helped rookie WR Justin Jefferson re-write the NFL and team record book en route to 2nd-Team Associated Press All-Pro honors and a Pro Bowl berth
    • Protected QB Kirk Cousins as he threw for a career-high 35 TD passes and a 105.0 passer rating, the second-most TD passes in a season by a Vikings QB and the first time in team history a QB had consecutive seasons with a 100+ passer rating

    2019 SEASON (Vikings):

    • Set then-career-high for starts with four at LG, RG and C
    • Helped Dalvin Cook break the 1,000-yard mark for the 1st time in his career and earn Pro Bowl berth
    • Made his Vikings debut vs. Atlanta, appearing as an extra tackle and on special teams
    • Made the first start of his Vikings career at Green Bay, filling in at LG for an injured Pat Elflein
    • Started at RG in place of Kline in the 27-23 Vikings win vs. Denver as team came back from 20-0 deficit in 2nd half
    • Played extensively at C vs. Chicago
    • Made his NFL postseason debut in the Wild Card win at New Orleans and in Divisional game at San Francisco, playing on special teams

    2018 SEASON (Jets):

    • Appeared in the last six games of the season, with two starts
    • Saw action at FB throughout the last five games of the season
    • Made his first start of the season at Tennessee, filling in at LG for an injured James Carpenter
    • Started as an extra offensive lineman vs. Green Bay

    2017 SEASON (Jets):

    • Played in 14 games and made three starts
    • In his first start of the season vs. Miami, he was a part of the offensive line that helped block for Josh McCown as he completed 18 of 23 passes for 249 yards and a TD
    • Blocked for an offense that had 354 passing yards vs. New England ... At home vs. Buffalo, saw snaps on an offensive line that blocked for a run game that gathered 194 yards
    • Started at RG vs. the LA Chargers and allowed for 197 rushing yards and one TD on 30 carries (6.6 avg.)

    2016 SEASON (Jets):

    • Appeared in 13 games, starting in two
    • Made his first career start at New England

    2015 SEASON (Jets):

    • Appeared in his first five NFL games, mostly on special teams

    2014 SEASON (Jets):

    • As a rookie, spent the entire season on the Jets active roster
    • Recognized by the team's equipment staff and past winners with the club's Bill Hampton Award, given to the rookie who most conducts himself as a professional in the locker room
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