JaJuan Dawson
No. 88, 87
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born:(1977-11-05)November 5, 1977
Houston, Texas
Died:July 12, 2015(2015-07-12) (aged 37)
Lavon Lake, Texas
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:197 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school:Gray (LA) H. L. Bourgeois
NFL Draft:2000 / Round: 3 / Pick: 79
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Receiving Yards:664
Player stats at NFL.com

JaJuan Latroy Dawson (November 5, 1977 – July 12, 2015) was a wide receiver in the NFL from 2000 to 2002. He played for the Cleveland Browns and Houston Texans. He was drafted by the Browns in the 3rd Round of the 2000 NFL Draft with the 79th overall pick.[1]

He was a 1995 graduate of H.L. Bourgeois High School in Gray, Louisiana. He played collegiately at Tulane University, alongside future NFL quarterbacks Shaun King and Patrick Ramsey. He also played in an offensive system under then OC Rich Rodriguez in 1997 and 1998.[2]

Dawson was reported to have fallen overboard while on a boating trip with family on July 12, 2015.[3] Reports surfaced that he drowned in Lavon Lake, Texas, and his body was recovered on July 14. Dawson was not wearing a lifejacket.[4]

College statistics

In 2001, he had 22 catches for 281 yards and 1 touchdown while playing for the Cleveland Browns. He joined the Houston Texans in 2002 and had 21 catches for 286 yards.


  1. ^ "JaJuan Dawson". Pro-Football-Reference.com.
  2. ^ a b "JaJuan Dawson". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on January 12, 2014.
  3. ^ "JaJuan Dawson Obituary (1977 - 2015) Houston Chronicle". Legacy.com.
  4. ^ "Body of former NFL player recovered from Lavon Lake, sheriff's office says". The Scoop Blog. Archived from the original on July 13, 2015.