Lin Dawson

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for the Kansas City Chiefs Hall Of Fame quarterback, see Len Dawson

Lin Dawson
No. 87
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1959-06-24) June 24, 1959 (age 59)
Norfolk, Virginia
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
College:North Carolina State
NFL Draft:1981 / Round: 8 / Pick: 212
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:1,233

James Linwood Dawson, legally changed to J Lin Dawson in 1993 (born June 24, 1959 in Norfolk, Virginia), is a former NFL player. He serves as the Managing Director of The Lin Dawson Organization, LLC.

Lin grew up in Kinston, NC. After graduating from Kinston High School (1977), he accepted a football scholarship from NC State University. In 1981, he was drafted by the New England Patriots Football Club, Inc. (NFL) where he played ten years. As the starting tight-end, he was an integral part of the AFC Championship and Super Bowl XX team. He was a member of the New England Patriots ‘Team of the Decade-1980’s.’