George Dawson Jr | Fordham University | LB
Q: Tell us about your college career and what the recruiting process was like. Why did you choose Fordham?
A: Fordham was the only offer I received coming out of high school. Since I’m from the Bronx and it is close by it was an easy decision. I played all 4 years at Fordham and hold the record for appearing in the most games in school history. I was a 3 year starter and 2 year captain for the best 4 years of my life.
Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?
A: The greatest accomplishment so far would be the League Championship we won at Fordham in 2014. That was my Sophomore year and first year as a starter and I contributed a lot to the team that year.
Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at Forham?
A: The most important thing I learned would have to be to always do the little things right. Big results come from doing the little things right. And that has been something that resonated with me and that I’ve applied to my everyday life.
Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football didn’t work out?
A: Economics major and if football doesn’t work out for me I would like to work in sales or somewhere on Wall Street.
Q: What I would your teammates say about you and your qualities?
A: My teammates would say I am a natural leader and always striving for greatness. They would say that I look out for everyone and I am a very personable and fun teammate.
Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?
A: My biggest challenge athletically was the surgery I got after my Sophomore year and not knowing if I was going to come back the same way. I got through it with the support of my friends, family and teammates. Also keeping my faith and grinding through rehab I was able to make it back better than before.
Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?
A: My intelligence and versatility are something that I can bring to a team. I watch a lot of film and am a student of the game. I also have the ability to do multiple things on the field that pro teams look for.
Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?
A: My dad has been the most influential person in my life. He is the biggest reason for my temperament and my outgoing personality. He and my mother have done a great job of supporting me in everything that I do in my life.
Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back”/”pay it forward” in your community?
A: I have been coaching at my high school for the last 2 seasons and I consider that the most giving back I could do it my community, helping be a role model for the kids and keeping them on track.
Q: How are you preparing for the 2019 National Scouting Combine and what were your expectations?
A: I’ve been training with my track coach 4 days a week with lifting and running. Doing field drills and just taking care of my body any way possible.
Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?
A: Playing Profesional football would be my ultimate achievement. I’ve dreamed about that since I was 7 and nothing would make me happier than to see that dream become a reality.