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Branden
Dozier
#8 Defensive Back
Branden
Dozier
#8 Defensive Back
Height 5'11
Weight 201 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1993-11-28 (26)
Born Topeka, KS
School UNC Charlotte
Status AMER
Defensive Tackles 70
Special Teams Tackles 7
Interceptions 1
Sacks 0

CFL: 4th season
Stamps: 1st season

Games played through 2019
Regular season: 51 (16 with BC in 2019, 17 with Mtl. in 2018, 18 with Mtl. in 2017)
Playoffs: 0
Grey Cup: 0
Grey Cup wins: 0

Acquired
Signed as a free agent on Feb. 11, 2020.

Pro path
Dozier attended rookie mini-camp with the National Football League’s Pittsburgh Steelers in 2016. He was signed by the Montreal Alouettes as a free agent on Apr. 7, 2017 and was released on May 13, 2019. Dozier signed with the BC Lions on June 25, 2019.

2019
(BC) Dozier played 16 regular-season games and had 16 starts at safety for the Lions. He had a team-high 70 defensive tackles including one tackle for loss and added seven special-teams tackles, one interception, one forced fumble and one knockdown.

2018
(Montreal) Dozier played 17 regular-season games and made 15 starts. He finished the season with 84 defensive tackles, 18 special-teams tackles, five interceptions and four knockdowns. His 18 special-teams tackles tied for the team-lead and his interception total tied for the league-lead. He was named an East Division all-star.

2017
(Montreal) Dozier played all 18 regular-season games and made 11 starts for the Alouettes. He made 66 defensive tackles including one tackle for loss, 15 special-teams tackles, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery returned for a touchdown, four knockdowns and two sacks. His 15 special-teams tackles tied for the team-lead.

Notable
First CFL game: June 22, 2017, vs Saskatchewan
First sack: Sept. 3, 2012, vs Edmonton
Career high: 13 defensive tackles Aug. 11, 2018, at Ottawa
First interception: July 27, 2017, at Winnipeg
First touchdown: July 14, 2017, vs Calgary
East Division all-star: 2018

College
Dozier played 22 games over two seasons (2014-15) at UNC-Charlotte where he posted 135 tackles including 2.5 tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries, two interceptions and 15 passes defended. He became the first 49er to score on an interception return and a fumble return in the same season as a junior in 2014. He began his college career at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kans., where he made 90 tackles including four tackles for loss, one forced fumble, one interception and 0.5 sacks over two seasons (2012-13). He helped lead the Grizzlies to a 20-3 record and back-to-back conference championships during his time at Butler.

Personal
Dozier attended Washburn Rural High School in Topeka, Kan. He majored in exercise science at UNC-Charlotte.

Seasons

Defence

YEAR TEAM GP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
2017
MTL 18 66 15 2 0 1 2
2018
MTL 17 84 18 0 5 0 0
2019
BC 16 70 7 0 1 0 1
Total
51 220 40 2 6 1 3

Game Log

Defence

DATE WEEK OPP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
06-29
3 CGY 2 1 0 0 0 0
07-06
4 TOR 2 1 0 0 0 0
07-11
5 EDM 3 0 0 0 0 0
07-20
6 SSK 4 0 0 0 0 0
07-27
7 SSK 10 0 0 0 0 1
08-10
9 HAM 1 1 0 0 0 0
08-15
10 WPG 6 2 0 0 0 0
08-24
11 HAM 5 0 0 0 0 0
09-06
13 MTL 8 0 0 0 0 0
09-13
14 OTT 1 0 0 1 0 0
09-21
15 OTT 2 0 0 0 0 0
09-28
16 MTL 8 1 0 0 0 0
10-05
17 TOR 1 1 0 0 0 0
10-12
18 EDM 4 0 0 0 0 0
10-18
19 SSK 7 0 0 0 0 0
11-02
21 CGY 6 0 0 0 0 0
Total
70 7 0 1 0 1