Fun facts about Vikings’ new offensive lineman Dakota Dozier

The Vikings announced Thursday that it had signed with another OL Dakota Dozier. The 27-year-old OL has started playing 7 out of 37 games at right guard for New York. in September 2015 Dozier stepped in for injured center Nick Mangold against the Browns and made his NFL debut. Here are some facts about Dakota Dozier

1. Wrestling background

Originated from West Columbia, South Carolina, Dozier played offensive tackle, defensive tackle and defensive end when he was a student of Brookland-Cayce High School

Not only impress on the gridiron, but he also won a region individual wrestling championship.

Together with guard Josh Kline, tackle Riley Reiff, center Pat Elflein, Dozier was former wrestler on Minnesota’s offensive line.

2. Furman’s senior

Dozier played for Furman University in 44 of 45 games, which include one game at left guard and 43 games at left tackle.

In 2013, Dozier brought the Paladins to a Southern Conference championship in the position of  a senior team co-captain

He spend five pro season for the Jets.

3. Being a father

His full name is Dakota Duran Dozier, and on 13 September 2018, his wife Haley delivered a son named Dakota Jr. (nickname Dak)

during a December interview, Dozier said that parenthood is really fun. His son gave him another thing to go to work for and he love it. This just something to think about every day when he get in the building. Every morning he wake up and kiss his wife and his son goodbye.

4. Put a dent into the universe

It was recognized early when Dozier showed his ability with the Jets, and on. In 2014, he was awarded the club’s Bill Hampton Award honored by the team’s equipment staff, which is given to the newbie who most behave as a professional in the dressing room.

Dozier also has made an effort to give back by meeting Dean Howell – his high school coach and speaking to the young team.

5. Specific information

Bull is his nickname. Last year when the Jets asked him to play backside over the season’s final four games, it reinforced his moniker Bull Dozier. The Jets decided to go for it on fourth-and-goal from the Buffalo 1 and Dozier made two blocks which helped Elijah McGuire make his way into the end zone. Dozier said after the game that it was definitely a lot of fun.