Season by Season
Injury kept Dawson sidelined for much of 2015 but he was a useful inclusion later in the year. Will for look for more game time in 2016.
Dawson has been a reliable defender for a number of years now and he stood up well in the absence of Luke McPharlin. He surprisingly took out the round 23 Mark of the Year nomination for a grab against Port.
Dawson was his reliable self in the hearty of defence in 2013, including in the latter half of the year when Luke McPharlin was out injured. Played strongly on the second tall forward or resting ruckman when McPharlin was in the side.
Zac Dawson played his first game for the club in round 1 against Geelong and made an instant impact with a bone-jarring bump on Mathew Stokes late in the game that played a pivotal part in Freo’s win.
Tough and reliable, the former Saint was a key member of a Freo defence that conceded the second fewest points in the competition behind only premiers Sydney.
He usually got the opposition’s second tall forward and was rarely beaten.
Dawson’s intimate knowledge of Ross Lyon’s game plan from his days at St Kilda was another bonus to Fremantle.