Sunday, April 27, 2008

Hawks Adding to O Line Already

by: Michael Steffes

According to this report in the Houston Chronicle, Dustin Dickinson an O lineman from the University of Houston has inked a deal with the Hawks. He is 6-5, but only 275. Here is what the University of Houston site says about him...

One of seven returning starters on the offensive side of the ball... heads into the offseason as the starting right tackle... also can play guard and center if needed... is a tenacious blocker who improves with each snap... has become one of the better run blockers on the Cougar squad... extremely hard worker... 2006: One of only 10 players to start all 14 games, setting a UH single-season record... named All-Conference USA Third Team by the media... picked up Honorable Mention, All-C-USA accolades from the head coaches... starting right tackle for offensive line that helped account for 33.0 points and over 440.0 yards of total offense per game... started all 14 games at right tackle... member of offensive front that ranked No. 1 in C-USA in scoring offense and total offense and No. 2 in rush offense and pass offense... has started 26 consecutive games dating back to the 2005 season... 2005: One of only nine players to start all 12 games... part of a consistent offensive line which started every game... made his first career start at right tackle against Oregon in the season opener... helped open holes for a 1,000-yard rusher and protected a 3,000-yard passer... part of front which helped the offense record more than 5,000 yards of total offense (1,997 rushing, 3,268 passing)... 2004: Played in 10 games as a backup offensive lineman... saw most of his time on special teams... 2003: Redshirted as a true freshman... High School: Selected First-Team, All-District 5-4A at Springtown High School... one of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Area Top 75 recruits... also selected All-Parker County and All-Tarrant County... helped offense generate over 450 yards per game... also picked up Second-Team, All-District honors as a junior in 2001... played for former UH strength and conditioning coach, Erik Slaughter... Personal: Full name is Dustin D. Dickinson... born May 3, 1985... son of Dan Dickinson and Rachel Flemings of Springtown, Texas... enjoys hunting and weightlifting in his spare time... majoring in sports administration.