Aaron Dobson

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Aaron Dobson
Aaron dobson.jpg
Dobson making a block against Dimitri Patterson.
No. 17     New England Patriots
Wide Receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-07-23) July 23, 1991 (age 22)
Place of birth: Dunbar, West Virginia
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school: South Charleston (WV)
College: Marshall
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 59
Debuted in 2013 for the New England Patriots
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Receptions37
Receiving yards519
Receiving TDs4
Stats at NFL.com
 
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Aaron Dobson
Aaron dobson.jpg
Dobson making a block against Dimitri Patterson.
No. 17     New England Patriots
Wide Receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-07-23) July 23, 1991 (age 22)
Place of birth: Dunbar, West Virginia
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school: South Charleston (WV)
College: Marshall
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 59
Debuted in 2013 for the New England Patriots
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Receptions37
Receiving yards519
Receiving TDs4
Stats at NFL.com

Aaron Dobson (born July 23, 1991) is an American football wide receiver for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Marshall University. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Dobson was born in Dunbar, West Virginia. He attended South Charleston High School in South Charleston, West Virginia, and played high school football for the South Charleston Black Eagles. He recorded 45 receptions for 1,298 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior and added seven interceptions on defense, and finished his high school career with 108 receptions, 2,365 yards and 32 touchdowns. He had 10 interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns, and was a member of the 2008 MSAC Championship team and 2008 West Virginia AAA State Championship, which finished with a 14-0 record.

In 2009, he played for USA Football's U.S. Under-19 National Team that won the 2009 IFAF Under-19 World Championship in Canton, Ohio, where he was teammates with future New York Giants running back, David Wilson.[1]

College career[edit]

Dobson attended Marshall University, where he played for the Marshall Thundering Herd football team from 2009 to 2012. During his college career, Dobson had 165 receptions for 2,398 yards and 24 touchdowns. As a junior in 2011, he was the MVP of the 2011 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl.[2][3] During Dobson's senior season he was targeted 92 times and did not record a single drop. He ended his Marshall senior season being named 2nd team All-Conference USA and being invited to play in the Senior Bowl.[4]

Dobson gained recognition in 2011 during a game against East Carolina, when he had a one-handed backhand catch for a touchdown in the second quarter.[5] The play went viral and was ranked second on ESPN's Top 10 Plays of the Year.[6]

Professional career[edit]

2013 NFL Draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
HtWt40-yd dash10-yd split20-yd split20-ss3-coneVertBroadBP
6 ft 3 in210 lb4.42 s1.51 s2.60 s4.33 s7.19 s35 in10 ft 2 in16 reps
All values from NFL Combine.[7][8]

New England Patriots[edit]

The New England Patriots selected Dobson in the second round, with the 59th overall pick, of the 2013 NFL Draft. Dobson signed a 4-year, $3.4 million contract. Dobson's first career catch was for a touchdown against the Jets in Week 2. In a Week 9 win against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Dobson had the first 100 yard game of his career. He caught 5 passes for 130 yards and 2 touchdowns. Dobson suffered a foot injury in week 12 against the Broncos and missed weeks 13-15

Regular Season Stats[edit]

YearTeamGPRECYDSAVGYDS/GLONGTD20+40+1STFUM
2013NE123751914.043.281462251
TotalTotal1237519-43.281462251

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