#52 Nick Dawson
Class: RS Freshman
Position: Defensive End
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Thoughts: If you followed last years countdown you might remember how excited I was about Nick. He was one of the few players I followed the recruiting process on and was really pumped when he signed. Unfortunately, an event far more important than the game of football occurred when Nick lost his father last August. The family tragedy understandably set Nick back some during the fall and he ended up taking a redshirt. Nick would have had a rough time getting a ton of PT last season anyway with the depth at linebacker, and according to the Louisville website that may not have changed. Dawson is now officially listed at defensive end and will fight hard to take a spot from some talented ends already listed in the starting roles. Nothing but the best to Nick this year. I think he turns into a fan favorite in the next few years. Your Card family is behind you.
Sweet Tweet: No twitter for Nick that I could find but due to the fact that he played in the US Army All-American game gave me an excuse to post this...WARNING: If you don't want to break down in front of your coworkers wait till you get home to watch.