Dakota Dozier

Guard

#78

Experience: 8 years

Height: 6-4

Age: 29

Weight: 312 lbs

College: Furman

2020 SEASON

  • G
    16
  • GS
    16
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Recent Games

WK OPP RESULT G GS
17 @Lions W 37 - 35 1 1
16 @Saints L 33 - 52 1 1
15 Bears L 27 - 33 1 1
14 @Buccaneers L 14 - 26 1 1
13 Jaguars W 27 - 24 1 1
12 Panthers W 28 - 27 1 1
11 Cowboys L 28 - 31 1 1
10 @Bears W 19 - 13 1 1
9 Lions W 34 - 20 1 1
8 @Packers W 28 - 22 1 1
6 Falcons L 23 - 40 1 1
5 @Seahawks L 26 - 27 1 1
4 @Texans W 31 - 23 1 1
3 Titans L 30 - 31 1 1
2 @Colts L 11 - 28 1 1
1 Packers L 34 - 43 1 1

Career Stats

Offensive Line Career

SEASON TEAM G GS
2015 New York Jets 5 0
2016 New York Jets 13 2
2017 New York Jets 14 3
2018 New York Jets 6 2
2019 Minnesota Vikings 16 4
2020 Minnesota Vikings 16 16
TOTAL 70 27

Biography

Dakota Dozier re-signs with the Minnesota Vikings for his eighth NFL season in 2021. Originally drafted in the fourth round (137th overall) by the New York Jets in 2014, Dozier spent five seasons with the Jets and appeared in 38 games with seven starts. He signed with Minnesota as a free agent in April 2019 and saw action in all 16 games in addition to both of Minnesota's playoff appearances that season. In 2020, the West Columbia, South Carolina, native made a career-high 16 starts (all at left guard) as the Vikings offense averaged 393.3 yards per game, which ranked fourth in the NFL in 2020.

• Made a career-high 4 starts in 2019, 3 at RG and 1 at LG. Also saw time at C and played 16 games for the 1st time in his career.

• Recognized by Jets equipment staff and past winners with the club's Bill Hampton Award (2014), given to the rookie who most conducts himself as a professional in the locker room.

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