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Phil Dawson
K #4
Height:
5-11
Weight:
200
College:
Texas
Hometown:
Dallas, Tex.
Experience:
14

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Field Goal
YearTeamGOverall FGs20-29 Yards30-39 Yards40-49 Yards50+ YardsPAT
BlkLngFGMFG AttPctMAttPctMAttPctMAttPctMAttPctXP AttXPMPctBlk
TOTAL 241 8 56 356 422 84.4 124 131 94.7 108 125 86.4 80 108 74.1 32 46 69.6 424 416 98.1 4
2014 SF 10 1 55 19 23 82.6 5 5 100 7 8 87.5 3 4 75 4 6 66.7 22 22 100 0
2013 SF 16 0 56 32 36 88.9 12 13 92.3 6 6 100 10 11 90.9 4 6 66.7 44 44 100 0
2012 CLE 16 1 53 29 31 93.5 8 9 88.9 8 9 88.9 6 6 100 7 7 100 29 29 100 0
2011 CLE 16 2 54 24 29 82.8 7 9 77.8 3 4 75 7 8 87.5 7 8 87.5 20 20 100 0
2010 CLE 16 0 48 23 28 82.1 7 7 100 10 10 100 3 5 60 0 3 0 28 28 100 0
2009 CLE 11 0 49 17 19 89.5 7 7 100 5 5 100 5 6 83.3 0 1 0 19 18 94.7 1
2008 CLE 16 0 56 30 36 83.3 10 10 100 12 14 85.7 5 6 83.3 3 6 50 18 18 100 0
2007 CLE 16 2 51 26 30 86.7 9 10 90 7 8 87.5 7 8 87.5 1 2 50 43 42 97.7 0
2006 CLE 16 1 51 21 29 72.4 5 6 83.3 9 10 90 6 12 50 1 1 100 25 25 100 0
2005 CLE 16 0 44 27 29 93.1 11 11 100 9 11 81.8 5 5 100 0 0 -- 21 19 90.5 1
2004 CLE 16 0 50 24 29 82.8 11 11 100 6 8 75 6 9 66.7 1 1 100 28 28 100 0
2003 CLE 13 0 52 18 21 85.7 7 7 100 4 5 80 3 5 60 2 2 100 21 20 95.2 1
2002 CLE 16 1 52 22 28 78.6 9 10 90 6 8 75 5 7 71.4 2 3 66.7 35 34 97.1 0
2001 CLE 16 0 48 22 25 88 10 10 100 8 9 88.9 4 6 66.7 0 0 -- 30 29 96.7 0
2000 CLE 16 0 45 14 17 82.4 4 4 100 5 5 100 2 5 40 0 0 -- 17 17 100 0
1999 CLE 15 0 49 8 12 66.7 2 2 100 3 5 60 3 5 60 0 0 -- 24 23 95.8 1
Punting
YearTeamGPuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIN 20TBFCRetRetYTD
TOTAL 241 8 209 189 33 26.1 23.6 0 1 6 7 1 0 0 0 0
2014 SF 10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 SF 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CLE 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CLE 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 CLE 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 CLE 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 CLE 16 1 33 33 33 33 33 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2007 CLE 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 CLE 16 2 58 38 31 29 19 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
2005 CLE 16 2 53 53 31 26.5 26.5 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
2004 CLE 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2003 CLE 13 1 29 29 29 29 29 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2002 CLE 16 2 36 36 20 18 18 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
2001 CLE 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2000 CLE 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1999 CLE 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Kickoff
YearTeamGKOYdsOOBAvgTBPctRetAvgTDOSKOSKR
TOTAL 241 1,030 63,375 13 61.5 168 0.2 817 -- 0 29 5
2014 SF 10 51 3,348 0 65.6 25 0.5 26 -- -- 0 0
2013 SF 16 91 6,011 0 66.1 38 0.4 53 -- -- 0 0
2012 CLE 16 77 4,914 1 63.8 30 0.4 43 -- -- 2 0
2011 CLE 16 59 3,728 1 63.2 10 0.2 46 -- -- 3 1
2010 CLE 16 67 4,057 2 60.6 7 0.1 54 -- -- 4 0
2009 CLE 11 49 2,941 2 60 4 0.1 41 -- -- 2 1
2008 CLE 16 66 4,249 0 64.4 12 0.2 53 -- -- 0 0
2007 CLE 16 85 5,221 2 61.4 5 0.1 76 -- -- 0 0
2006 CLE 16 61 3,887 0 63.7 11 0.2 48 -- -- 2 0
2005 CLE 16 61 3,653 0 59.9 3 0 56 -- -- 3 0
2004 CLE 16 69 4,172 1 60.5 5 0.1 59 -- -- 4 1
2003 CLE 13 54 3,255 2 60.3 1 0 51 -- -- 1 0
2002 CLE 16 77 4,597 1 59.7 7 0.1 67 -- -- 1 1
2001 CLE 16 71 4,068 1 57.3 2 0 65 -- -- 2 0
2000 CLE 16 49 2,966 0 60.5 6 0.1 42 -- -- 1 0
1999 CLE 15 43 2,308 0 53.7 2 0 37 -- -- 4 1
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 241 14 11 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 SF 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 SF 16 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CLE 16 -- 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 CLE 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 CLE 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 CLE 11 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 CLE 16 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 CLE 16 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 CLE 16 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2005 CLE 16 3 1 2 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2004 CLE 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2003 CLE 13 3 2 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2002 CLE 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2001 CLE 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2000 CLE 16 -- -- -- 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
1999 CLE 15 -- -- -- 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 241 2 0 18 9 0.1 1 14 2 100 0 0 0
2014 SF 10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 SF 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CLE 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CLE 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 CLE 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 CLE 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 CLE 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 CLE 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 CLE 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 CLE 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 CLE 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2003 CLE 13 1 0.1 14 14 1.1 0 14 1 100 0 0 0
2002 CLE 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2001 CLE 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2000 CLE 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1999 CLE 15 1 0.1 4 4 0.3 1 4T 1 100 0 0 0
Passing
YearTeamGAttCompPctAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDTD%IntInt%Lng20+40+SckSckYRate
TOTAL 241 1 1 100 0 10 10 0 0 -- 0 -- 10 0 0 0 0 108.3
2014 SF 10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 SF 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CLE 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CLE 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 CLE 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 CLE 11 1 1 100 0.1 10 10 0.9 0 -- 0 -- 10 0 0 0 0 108.3
2008 CLE 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 CLE 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 CLE 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 CLE 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 CLE 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2003 CLE 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2002 CLE 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2001 CLE 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2000 CLE 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1999 CLE 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Career Transactions: Originally signed by Oakland as an undrafted free agent on April 24, 1998… Waived by Oakland on August 18, 1998… Claimed by New England via waivers on August 21, 1998… Waived by New England on August 30, 1998… Signed by New England to the practice squad on August 31, 1998… Signed by Cleveland on March 25, 1999.

Career Transactions: Originally signed by Oakland as an undrafted free agent on April 24, 1998… Waived by Oakland on August 18, 1998… Claimed by New England via waivers on August 21, 1998… Waived by New England on August 30, 1998… Signed by New England to the practice squad on August 31, 1998… Signed by Cleveland on March 25, 1999.

Career Highlights: Ranks as the franchise leader in field goal percentage with a mark of 83.1% (276-332) and ranks 10th all-time in NFL history in accuracy entering the 2012 season… Is first on the Browns’ all-time field goals made list with 276… Ranks second in franchise history with 1,115 career points (Lou Groza, 1,349)… Is fifth in franchise history in regular season games played with 199 (Clay Matthews 232, Lou Groza 216, Doug Dieken 203, Gene Hickerson 202)… Holds the franchise single-season record with 30 field goals made in 2008.

Game Winning FGs (15):

53 yards with 11:18 left in the fourth quarter for a 6-3 vs. Seattle on October 23, 2011.

23 yards as time expired for a 13-10 win at Miami on December 5, 2010.

41 yards with 2:42 left in the fourth quarter for a 24-23 win against Carolina on November 28, 2010.

56 yards with 46 seconds left in the fourth quarter for a 29-27 win at Buffalo on November 17, 2008.

20 yards with 4:13 left in fourth quarter for a 23-17 win at Jacksonville on October 26, 2008.

33 yards in overtime for a 33-30 win at Baltimore on Nov. 18, 2007.

25 yards in overtime for a 33-30 win vs. Seattle on Nov. 4, 2007.

33 yards in overtime for a 31-28 win vs. Kansas City on December 3, 2006.

37 yards as time expired for a 9-7 win at Oakland on December18, 2005.

33 yards in overtime for a 31-28 win at Tennessee on September 22, 2002.

35 yards with 3:30 left in the fourth quarter in a 24-21 win at N.Y. Jets on October 27, 2002.

30 yards with 5:18 left in the fourth quarter in a 23-14 win at Jacksonville on September 30, 2001 (a Browns INT returned for a TD followed).

44 yards with 55 seconds left in the fourth quarter for a 41-38 win at Tennessee on December 30, 2001.

19 yards with 2:45 left in the fourth quarter in a 23-20 win vs. Pittsburgh on September 17, 2000.

39 yards as time expired for a 16-15 win at Pittsburgh on November 14, 1999.

Seasonal Reviews:

2011: Played in all 16 games… Converted 24 of 29 field goal attempts and all 20 PATs for a team-high 92 points… Hit seven field goals of 50 yards or longer, including a long of 54 yards at Cincinnati (11/27)… His seven field goals of 50+ yards (8 atts.) tied for the most in the NFL (San Francisco’s David Akers and Oakland’s Sebastian Janikowski) and mark the most of his career, surpassing his previous best of three in 2008… In addition, the total tied for the third-highest single-season figure in NFL annals, trailing only Atlanta’s Morten Andersen (8 in 1995) and Detroit’s Jason Hanson (8 in 2008)… Of his 59 kickoffs, 40 reached the end zone and 10 went for touchbacks… Contributed one special teams tackle on the year… Converted on a 30-yard field goal attempt vs. Miami (9/25) to move give him 1,081 career points, moving him past Don Cockroft into second on the Browns’ all-time points list… Had a successful onside kick attempt at Oakland (10/16) that was recovered by James Dockery with less than a minute to play in the game… Converted field goals of 52 and 53 yards vs. Seattle (10/23), the first time in his career he has notched two 50+ yards field goals in the same game… His 53-yarder came with 11:18 to play in the game and put the Browns ahead for the 6-3 win.

2010: Voted a co-captain on special teams… Converted all 28 PATs and 23 of 28 field goal attempts with a long of 48… Accounted for 97 points, a figure which led the team… Connected on a 39-yard field goal at Pittsburgh (10/17) to take sole possession of first place on the Browns’ all-time career field goals made list with 235, passing Lou Groza (234)… Made three field goals and converted all three PATs at New Orleans (10/24) for a season-best 12 points to surpass the 1,000-point plateau, a mark which only two other Browns’ players have done… The Saints game began a stretch in which he had two or more field goals in six of the next seven contests… Booted fourth-quarter game-winning field goals in back-to-back contests… Made a 41-yard field goal with 2:42 remaining which put the Browns up 24-23 against Carolina for his 13th career game-winning field goal… Hit a 23-yard field goal as time expired in regulation to give the Browns a 13-10 win at Miami (12/5).

2009: Voted a co-captain on special teams… Played in 11 games and scored a team-high 69 points… Had one successful onside kick, against San Diego (12/6)… Was inactive for five games with a right calf injury… Scored a season-high 11 points in each of the final three games of the season; at Kansas City (12/20), against Oakland (12/27) and against Jacksonville (1/3/10)… Connected on a 44-yard field goal at Detroit (11/22) on the game’s opening drive for the 217th field goal of his career as he moved past Don Cockroft into sole possession of second on the Browns’ all-time list… Also completed a 10-yard pass to Mike Furrey at Detroit (11/22) out of field goal formation, marking the first pass attempt of his career.

2008: Voted as a special teams team captain at the start of the season… Set the franchise single-season record with 30 field goals made… With 108 points, became the first player in franchise history to account for five seasons with 100 or more points… Connected on two game-winning field goals… Became the first player in Browns history to convert a 50+ yard field goal in three consecutive games… Recorded a field goal in each of the first 14 games of the year, and along with having made one in the 2007 finale, that streak of 15 straight games with a field goal is the longest of his career… Connected on a PAT in the second quarter at Baltimore (9/21) to reach the 800-point plateau in his NFL career… At Jacksonville (10/26), converted a game-winning 20-yard field goal with 4:35 to play to give the Browns a 20-17 lead on their way to a 23-17 victory… Scored a season-best 17 points on 5 of 5 field goals and 2 of 2 PATs and kicked a career-long 56-yard game-winning field goal with 1:39 remaining for a 29-27 victory at Buffalo (11/17)… Five field goals were his most since he tallied a career-best six on November 5, 2006 against San Diego… Topped the 100-point mark for the fifth time in his career when he accounted for nine points at Tennessee (12/7)… His 30th field goal of season came on a 27-yarder at Philadelphia (12/15) as he broke Matt Stover’s single-season club record.

2007: Voted as a special teams captain at the start of the season… Set a career-high with 120 points, which ranked tied for second in team history and is the highest total by a Browns kicker… Became the first player in franchise history to post four seasons of 100+ points… Moved into fourth place on the Browns all-time scoring list with 685 career points as he posted 15 points against Cincinnati (9/16), surpassing Matt Bahr (677 points)… Had two game-winning overtime kicks, with a 25-yarder vs. Seattle (11/4) and a 33-yarder at Baltimore (11/18)… Had a season-high four field goals in the Ravens game, including the game-tying 51-yarder that bounced off the left upright and fell behind the cross bar to force overtime, where he accounted for the game-winner… With nine points against Houston (11/25), moved into third place in franchise history in all-time scoring with 760 total points, surpassing Jim Brown (756)… Had memorable field goals of 35 and 49 yards in an 8-0 win vs. Buffalo (12/16), under blizzard-like conditions with wind gusts up to 40 mph and more than two inches of snow accumulation.

2006: Set a franchise record and personal high with six field goals and 19 points at San Diego (11/5)… Had a season-long 51-yard field goal at Baltimore (12/17)… Made a game-winning 33-yard field goal in overtime in a 31-28 decision over Kansas City (12/3).

2005: Finished the season with 100 points, the third time in his career he attained that plateau… Topped the 500-point plateau in his NFL career with a 22-yard field goal at Indianapolis (9/25)… Played in his 100th career game, vs. Tennessee (11/6)… Voted AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for performance at Oakland (12/18) when he hit on all three field goal attempts, including a 37-yarder as time expired to lift the Browns to a 9-7 victory.

2004: Recorded 100 points as he led the Browns in scoring… Established a franchise record with 27 consecutive field goals made (from vs. San Diego on October 19, 2003 through vs. New York Jets on November 21, 2004)… Streak ended when he missed wide right on a 42-yard attempt in the second quarter… Had a season-high five field goals and 16 points in finale at Houston (1/2/05).

2003: Led the club with 74 points… Hit a season long 52-yard field goal vs. Oakland (10/12)… Had a season-high 14 points vs. Arizona (11/16)… Missed the final three games of the season after being placed on injured reserve on Dec. 9 with a fractured left arm.

2002: Posted his first 100-point season… Made his first six attempts of the season to run his streak to 21 for successful field goals made, dating to the previous season… Nailed a 33-yard field goal in overtime to lift the Browns to a 31-28 win at Tennessee (9/22)… Had two successful onside kicks… First occurred at Tennessee (9/22), with a fourth quarter kick which led to a Browns touchdown and sent the game to overtime… Second came vs. Baltimore (10/6), as he recovered his own kick in the fourth quarter… Connected on a game-winning 35-yard field goal in the fourth quarter at New York Jets (10/27), with 3:30 remaining to give the Browns a 24-21 win… Added two field goals and three PATs for nine points in AFC Wild Card Game at Pittsburgh (1/5/03).

2001: Produced an 88.0% accuracy mark (22 of 25), which ranked second in the NFL… His 15 consecutive field goals to finish the year was the longest active streak in the NFL at the conclusion of the regular season… Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week at Jacksonville (9/30), with three field goals and two PATs for 11 points… Connected on a season-high four field goals vs. Cincinnati (11/25)… Connected on a 44-yard field goal with 55 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to give the Browns a 41-38 win at Tennessee (12/30).

2000: Was perfect from inside the 39-yard line by converting all 12 field goals from that range… Finished the year by converting each of his final eight field goal attempts.

1999: Earned the placekicking job in training camp, fending off competition from Chris Boniol and Danny Kight… Appeared in his first NFL game, at Tennessee (9/19), and converted his first NFL field goal attempt, a 41-yarder in the second quarter… Scored the Browns’ first rushing touchdown of the season and in Cleveland Browns Stadium history on a four-yard scamper on a fake field goal attempt vs. Cincinnati (10/10)… Converted a 39-yard field goal as time expired to provide the Browns a 16-15 win at Pittsburgh (11/14).

1998: Originally signed by Oakland as an undrafted free agent… Waived by Oakland and claimed via waivers by New England on Aug. 21… Spent the entire season on the Patriots’ practice squad.

College: Four-year letterman at the University of Texas (1994-97)… Earned first-team All-America and All-Big 12 honors following senior season in 1997… Team captain his senior year… Was 9 of 15 from 50+ yards over collegiate career, including a career-long 53-yarder as a junior… In 1996 as a junior, was a first team All-America selection… Hit 19 of 24 field goals and posted 108 points in 12 games… Also named Academic All-Southwest Conference in 1994 and 1995 and All-Academic Big 12 in 1996 and 1997… Earned a B.A. in political science.

Personal: Born in West Palm Beach, Fla., and attended Lake Highlands (Dallas, Texas) High School… In addition to placekicking duties in high school, also started at tackle… Named the 2007 Dino Lucarelli “Good Guy” Award by the local PFWA chapter, the 2006 Ed Block Courage Award winner and the 2006 winner of the Doug Dieken Humanitarian Award for his charitable and community efforts, as recognized by the Cleveland Touchdown Club… Wife, Shannon, is an accomplished singer who has sung the National Anthem prior to Browns home games, toured with Wayne Newton from 1992-94 and sang at George W. Bush’s Inauguration after being elected Governor of Texas (1994)… Teamed up with the Adoption Network to invite families who have recently adopted children to each home game during the 2008 and 2011 seasons so they can form new memories as a family… Active in the Cleveland community and founded the “Dawson’s 4 Adoption” season ticket program which provided tickets, apparel and food for the Adaption Network Cleveland organization… He and Shannon have two sons (Dru and Beau) and a daughter (Sophiann).