|Hometown:||Los Angeles, Calif.|
2015 - Saw action on special teams and as a reserve defensive back.
2014 -Saw action in six games, primarily on special teams ... Credited with one tackle.
2013 - Saw action in two games during his first year in the program and was credited with two tackles.
HIGH SCHOOL—Played four years at Windward high School for coach Alvin Cowan … Varsity starter for four years and team captain for two years … Led his team to two CIF championships and won CIF MVP twice … Three-time All-League first team, two-time Windward Athlete of the Year and Football MVP… In his junior and senior year of high school he totaled 1,195 yards rushing with 23 touchdowns and 1,025 yards receiving with 18 touchdowns, 113 tackles and 11 interceptions … Also played basketball for coach Miguel Villegas, where he started for three years, received two All-League second team awards, and led his team to win the State Championships in 2011.
PERSONAL—Full Name: Charles Henry Dawson III … Born in Los Angeles, Calif. … Parents: Charles Dawson Jr. and Veronica Dawson … Has one younger brother—Brian … Describes his biggest athletic thrill as when his high school team won their first CIF championship and the whole team rushed the field … Admires Giants’ wide receiver Victor Cruz … His hobbies include writing poetry, making music, and he enjoys cooking … Named to the Athletic Director's academic honor roll in Fall 2014, Winter 2015 ... Undeclared major.