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    Saturday, December 30, 2006

    FSU Retro Look Back: Lawrence Dawsey

    At Florida State, Lawrence Dawsey earned All-America honors in his 1990 senior season when he led the Seminoles with 65 receptions for 999 yards and seven touchdowns. He had also led the team as a junior with 38 catches for 683 yards and four touchdowns and he had 128 career receptions for 2,129 yards, including nine 100-yard games.

    His career highs in receptions (13) and yards (172) came against Florida State’s top rivals Miami and Florida, respectively, each in his senior season. He had a career-long 93-yard touchdown reception in his 1988 sophomore season against Southern Mississippi. He played at FSU from 1987-1990. He was part of the 'Fab Four" at FSU made up of Ronald Lewis, Terry Anthony, and Bruce LaSane. These four receivers terrorized college secondaries for the Noles.

    Chosen by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round of the 1991 NFL Draft, Dawsey played for Tampa Bay from 1991-1995, the New York Giants in 1996 and the New Orleans Sainsts in 1999. He compiled a career total of 240 catches for 3271 yards and 6 touchdowns. He also had a rushing touchdown. His best year was his rookie season in 1991,when he had 55 catches for 818 yards and 3 touchdowns and was named Rookie of the Year. He was released by the Saints on February 11, 2000.

    Dawsey who's rumored to be in line to be the receivers coach for FSU was inducted into the FSU Football Hall of Fame in 1997.

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