Dozier ready to prove doubters wrong again
Thu, 01 May 2014 00:16:25 GMT —
Cayce, S.C. (WACH)- Dreams can come true in small towns. Just ask Dakota Dozier.
The 2009 graduate of Brookland-Cayce High School was overlooked by major Division One football schools and only received scholarship offers from Appalachian State and Furman. After deciding his future home would be as a Paladin, he planned on proving the doubters wrong.
"Whether they overlooked me or didn't think I was good enough to play, it just gave me extra motivation." Dozier said.
Five years later, Dozier has his degree from Furman and was a four-year starter on the offensive line, including a two-time All-American.
"Every year I wanted to improve," Dozier said.
He improved enough to earn an invite to the NFL Combine and has held private workouts for teams in anticipation of next week's NFL Draft.
"All that stuff starts happening and it makes a dream seem like a reality," Dozier said.
A guy that no one wanted a few years ago now has the chance to become a possible second-round pick.
To see Dozier training and more of the interview, click here.