Julius Dawkins
No. 89     
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1961-01-04) January 4, 1961 (age 60)
Place of birth: Monessen, Pennsylvania
Career information
College: Pittsburgh
NFL Draft: 1983 / Round: 12 / Pick: 320
Debuted in 1983 for the Buffalo Bills
Last played in 1990 for the Pittsburgh Gladiators
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 1984
Receptions     32
Receiving yards     418
Touchdowns     3
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Julius Dawkins (born January 4, 1961 in Monessen, Pennsylvania) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League and Arena Football League. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the 12th round of the 1983 NFL Draft. He played college football at Pittsburgh.

Dawkins also played for the Pittsburgh Gladiators.

College career

As a junior in 1981 Dawkins was an Associated Press All-American after hauling in 46 receptions for 767 yards and 16 touchdowns.[1] Scout.com ranked Dawkins the fourth best receiver in the history of the University of Pittsburgh.[2]

Professional career

Buffalo Bills

Dawkins was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the 12th round of the 1983 NFL Draft. In two years with the team he started five of 27 games, recording 32 receptions or 418 yards and three touchdowns.

Pittsburgh Gladiators

Dawkins played two years in the Arena Football League for the Pittsburgh Gladiators in 1988 and 1990. During the two years he had 90 receptions for 1,3334 yards and 30 touchdowns as a receiver and 21 tackles and three interceptions as a linebacker.


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