May 5, 2017 (Knoxville, Tennessee) Dawson Moseley signed Volunteer Rugby Scholarship papers on Friday at an 8 AM ceremony at Bearden High School to attend the University of Tennessee. Head Coach Marty Bradley was on hand to welcome the newest Volunteers to the UT Rugby family.
The Volunteer Rugby Scholarship provides a combination of player stipend, full player kit and/or the waiver of the first year team fees for the freshman year. This combination of benefits is unique to each recipient and based on academic performance, rugby experience and character, commitment and devotion to the game as defined by the Tennessee Rugby Maxim: Family-School-Rugby. While many very talented incoming freshmen commit to play for the Volunteers each fall, only a few are also selected for the honor of receiving the Volunteer Rugby Scholarship.
Dawson, the son of Kelly Long and John Moseley, has played rugby for Bearden High School for the past 3 years where he also excelled on the offensive line in football for the Bulldogs.
“Dawson is a devoted teammate on and off the field. What he may lack in overall speed, he makes up for with great footwork, a high work rate and consistent effort. He has constantly provided an example to the younger players by providing the effort it requires to be a good rugby player. He has served as a Captain for 15’s, and his leadership skills also shine off the field in practice, keeping his teammates focused and organized.”
- Bearden Head Coach Logan McNeil
The 6'3" / 270 lb forward plays prop and plans to study Marketing at Tennessee.