for the Kansas City Chiefs Hall Of Fame quarterback, see Len Dawson
|Date of birth:||June 24, 1959|
|Place of birth:||Norfolk, Virginia|
|College:||North Carolina State|
|NFL Draft:||1981 / Round: 8 / Pick 212|
|1981-1990||New England Patriots|
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James Linwood Dawson (born June 24, 1959 in Norfolk, Virginia) is a former professional American football player who played tight end for nine seasons for the New England Patriots in the National Football League. He started in Super Bowl XX, but suffered torn knee ligaments on the Patriots' first play.
Lin works in North Carolina as a business consultant with several businesses and organizations across the United States.