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Browns franchise Dawson

Posted Feb 22, 2011

The Browns used their franchise tag on kicker Phil Dawson, the team announced Tuesday evening.

The Cleveland Browns today designated kicker Phil Dawson as the team’s franchise player for the 2011 season, the club announced.

Dawson, a veteran of 12 NFL seasons, led the Browns in 2010 with 97 points, converting on 23-of-28 field goal attempts and all 28 PATs. During his career, he has connected on 252-of-303 attempts for an 83.2 field goal percentage, which stands ninth all-time in NFL history. Dawson is the Browns’ all-time leader in field goals and ranks third in club history with 1,063 career points.