Lake Dawson is entering his eighth season with the Titans and third as VP of Player Personnel in 2014. He has 20 years of NFL experience as a player and executive.
Dawson works alongside general manager Ruston Webster by managing day-to-day football operations with a primary focus on player personnel. He is responsible for overseeing both the pro personnel and college scouting departments.
A highly-respected talent evaluator, Dawson assists general manager Ruston Webster and head coach Ken Whisenhunt with the team’s daily roster moves and all transactions via free agency and the annual NFL Draft. In his role, he manages draft meetings, assists with all draft selections and oversees off-season pro personnel free agent visits or acquisitions. He scouts all levels of professional football, including the NFL, CFL and Arena Football League. In addition to his various football operations responsibilities, he assists with contract negotiations. In 2013, he was selected to participate in the prestigious NFL’s Career Development Symposium at the Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia.
Dawson joined the Titans in 2007 as Director of Pro Personnel and was promoted in 2011 to VP of Football Operations. He came to the Titans’ organization with 12 years of NFL experience. While with the Seattle Seahawks, Dawson was an instrumental member of the personnel department, as the organization won the NFC West Divisional Championship in three consecutive seasons and earned a Super Bowl appearance in 2005. In Seattle, Dawson last held the title of Assistant Director of Pro Personnel and he originally joined the Seahawks as a Pro Personnel Assistant in 2001.
Dawson was an NFL wide receiver and a third-round selection by the Kansas City Chiefs in 1994. He also spent time on the Indianapolis Colts’ roster before retiring due to injuries, ending his six-year NFL career. He is a graduate from the University of Notre Dame, where he played football for four years. He is working towards a Master’s degree in business.
Dawson and his wife, Lori, have three children: Bella, Myles and Leila.