Vice President of Player Personnel, Tennessee Titans
Lake Dawson was promoted to Vice President of Player Personnel on Jan. 18, 2012. He is entering his sixth season with the Titans and has 18 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 head coach Mike Munchak and the general manager with the team’s daily roster moves and all transactions via free agency and the annual NFL draft. He also 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.
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 Kansas City in 1994. He also spent time on the Colts’ roster before retiring due to injuries and 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.