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March 2013 - Signing Day Edition

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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football recruiting issue After considering options further away, Dawson, a 6-4, 282-pound offensive lineman, realized that U-M was the right place for him. photo by Tim Sullivan David Dawson Decided To Stay Close To Home David Dawson has been known his entire life as a ���tough guy.��� That has served him well on the football field, where the 6-4, 282-pounder has developed into one of the nation���s best offensive linemen. His nasty streak has been a hallmark of his play ��� and a big part of what makes him an attractive prospect to U-M offensive line coach Darrell Funk, who admires offensive line- men who have a bit of an edge to them. ���Dave���s nasty for real,��� Cass Tech defensive coordinator Jermain Crowell said. ���He���s been that way since he was a freshman. Dave is going to run his forearm through you. I think because of his nastiness and his competitiveness, he���s going to be really successful.��� That nasty edge has always been

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