Scrappy English defender who joined Scunthorpe United in 2013, after 10 seasons with Hull City F.C.
He was promoted to Nottingham Forest's senior squad in 1997, but never capped for the team.
He was named the Hull City Player of the Year at the end of the 2006-2007 season.
He was born in Northallerton, England.
His younger brother Michael Dawson became an English Premier League defender.