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Panthers GM Candidate: Lake Dawson

Candidate: Lake Dawson

Age: 46

Current Position:Assistant director of college scouting for Bills

"I'm not coming here to necessarily tear anything down or reestablish anything, but really just to be an asset and to serve and lead," Dawson said after interviewing with Panthers officials. "I think that we have a franchise-caliber quarterback and a great head coach who understands what people do on the offensive and defensive side of the football and knows how to get the most out of them. This is a tough division to win in. The NFC South is very competitive and highly productive, but the fact that we've had so much success, a lot of people must have been on the same page. I just want to come in and add to it."

Other NFL front office experience:

2016: National scout for Browns

2012-15: VP of player personnel for Titans

2011: VP of football operations for Titans

2007-10: Director of pro scouting for Titans

2005-06: Assistant director of pro personnel for Seahawks

2001-04: Pro personnel assistant for Seahawks

Additional Notes:

  • Dawson, a former wide receiver, was selected in the third round by the Kansas City Chiefs in 1994. He played for six years before his career was cut short by injuries.
  • His career totals include 103 receptions for 1,406 yards and 10 touchdowns.
  • Dawson interviewed for Carolina's GM opening in 2013. The vacancy was ultimately filled by Dave Gettleman.
  • Dawson is from Boston, Massachusetts.
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