Updated: 1/08 2:42 pm
One of the first stops for San Francisco 49ers placekicker
Phil Dawson following the NFL Playoffs will be in Victoria.
Dawson, in his 15th season, in the NFL, has been named the guest
speaker for the second annual Claud Jacobs Intercollegiate Golf Tournament to be
held Feb. 15-17. Dawson will speak at the college-am banquet on Saturday, Feb.
15 at 6 p.m.
After a 14-year career with the Cleveland Browns, Dawson joined
the 49ers this past season and has the fifth-seeded 49ers in the NFL Division
Round of the playoffs following his last second 33-yard field goal in a 23-20
Wild Card win over the green Bay Packers on Sunday.
“We’re excited to have someone like Phil Dawson come and speak
to our student-athletes and UHV supporters,” said UHV golf coach Brian
Williamson.”He is a great speaker and I think he will relate well especially
with all the athletes.”
The former All-American for the University of Texas Longhorns
signed as a free agent with the Cleveland Browns in 1999 after spending the 1998
season on the practice squads of the Oakland Raiders and New England
During his career with the Browns, he set the franchise record
for most fields goals made, passing Hall of Famer Lou Groza in 2010. He is a
two-time second team All-Pro (2007 and 2012) and was a member of the 2012 Pro
was a four-year lettermen at Texas after redshirting his freshman year and
scored 80 points his first year of playing. He also tied a school record with 54
consecutive extra points. He earned honorary All-American honors as a
sophomore while leading the Longhorns in scoring, and made first team
All-America as a junior and senior.
He is a 1993 graduate of Dallas Lake Highlands High School where
he was named an All-American and the Southwest Region Offensive Player of the
Year by Super Prep his senior year.