Former Indianapolis Colts WR Sean Dawkins has passed away at 52 years old.

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay confirmed Dawkins’ passing in a message on social media.

“Rest in peace, Sean Dawkins. I am shocked and saddened. My prayers and condolences to Sean’s family,” he said.

The Colts selected Dawkins in the first round of the 1993 NFL Draft with the 16th overall pick. He spent five seasons with the Colts.

Dawkins played one season with the New Orleans Saints and then signed as a free agent with the Seattle Seahawks in 1999.

Dawkins spent two seasons with the Seahawks, where he had his best year in 1999. He caught 58 passes for a career high 992 yards and 7 touchdowns.

In 2001, Dawkins played for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He had career lows with 20 catches for 234 yards and zero touchdowns. Dawkins signed with the Vikings before the 2002 season. He was released before the start of the campaign and never played in the NFL again.

For his 9 year NFL career, Dawkins caught 445 passes for 6,291 yards and 25 touchdowns.

The 6-foot-4, 215 pound Dawkins played collegiately for the California Golden Bears. He led the NCAA in touchdown catches with 14 in 1992. Dawkins had 65 receptions for 1,070 yards that season.

Dawkins finished his college career with 2,124 yards and 31 touchdowns, the latter of which remains a career record for the program. He is in the California Golden Bears Hall of Fame.

Photo courtesy of Pro Football Network


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