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Dermontti Dawson (born June 17, 1965 in Lexington, Kentucky) is a former American NFL center, who played his entire career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He attended Bryan Station High School in Lexington, where he was a nationally-ranked track and field performer in the discus and shot put. During his junior year, he joined the football team as a favor to his friends, where he was successful as a guard. Although he had still planned to attend college on a track scholarship, recruiters at the University of Kentucky convinced him to attend on a football scholarship. June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... City nickname: Horse Capital of the World Location in the state of Kentucky County Fayette Mayor Teresa Isaac Area  - Land  - Water 285. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Owner Dan Rooney Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WDVE (102. ... Athletics, also known, especially in American English, as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events, which can roughly be divided into running, throwing, and jumping. ... Alternate meaning: Discus fish The discus throw is an athletics (track and field) throwing event. ... Shot put The shot put is an athletics (track and field) event involving putting (throwing in a pushing motion) a heavy metal ball, also called the shot, as far as possible. ... The University of Kentucky (also as UK or simply Kentucky) is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ...


Dawson was picked by the Steelers in the second round of the 1988 NFL draft, playing on the offensive line alongside Mike Webster, from whom he took over the role of starting center the next year. He soon became one of the most respected players among the Steelers, and one of the best at his position. His friendly demeanor earned him the nickname Ned Flanders, after the character from The Simpsons. He played in seven Pro Bowls. Dawson played 171 consecutive games, until severe hamstring injuries forced him to sit out in 1999. 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League in the U.S.A. (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur football players and other first-time eligible players. ... Michael Lewis Webster (born March 18, 1952 in Tomahawk, Wisconsin - died September 22, 2002 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was an American football player who played center in the National Football League from 1974 to 1990. ... Nedward Ned Flanders is a character on The Simpsons, voiced by Harry Shearer. ... The Simpsons is the longest-running American animated television series and overall sitcom, with 17 seasons and 366 episodes since it debuted on December 17, 1989 on FOX. The TV series, created by Matt Groening, is a spinoff of a series of animated shorts originally aired on The Tracey Ullman... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


He might also be well known for a single bad play during Super Bowl XXX against the Dallas Cowboys. Dawson, who also played at long snapper, accidentally snapped the football over quarterback Neil O'Donnell's head, which led to a huge loss on that set of plays. Date January 28, 1996 Stadium Sun Devil Stadium City Tempe, Arizona MVP Larry Brown, Cornerback Favorite Cowboys by 13 1/2 National Anthem Vanessa Williams Coin toss Joe Montana representing previous Super Bowl MVPs Halftime show Diana Ross Attendance 76,347 TV in the United States Network NBC Announcers Dick... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Royal Blue, Metallic Silver, Blue, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells Owner Jerry Jones Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Rowdy [2] Local radio Flagship stations: KLUV (98. ... In American football, the term long snapper refers to a player who is a specialized center during punts, field goals, and extra point attempts. ... Neil ODonnell (born July 3, 1966 in Morristown, New Jersey) was an NFL quarterback for 13 seasons from 1991 to 2003. ...


Now retired, Dawson lives in Lexington, and owns a chain of laundromats. He is on the Board of Trustees at his alma mater, the University of Kentucky. He is married, with two children. A laundromat (U.S.), launderette (British), Washette (Southeastern U.S.) or washateria (Southwestern U.S.) is a store where clothes are washed and dried. ...


 
 

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