Tyrel Dodson is a linebacker for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League.
Dodson spent his childhood in Franklin, Tennessee, where he was raised by his single mother, Angela. 24/7 Sports and Rivals both rated him as a 4-star prospect after he won multiple awards as a senior at Centennial High School.
He chose Texas A&M University over Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, and other colleges to play college football. Dodson made 27 tackles as a freshman in 2016, including 1.5 for a loss, and he recovered a fumble as a reserve linebacker.
As a sophomore, he led the team in tackles with 105, including 11.0 for a loss, 5.5 quarterback sacks, three interceptions, and six pass breakups. He also led the team in pass breakups with six.
Dodson made the decision to skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft after a productive junior year in which he placed third on the team with 61 tackles. He also made the announcement shortly after the conclusion of the season.
Is Tyrel Dodson playing?
According to Alec White of the Bills’ official website, Dodson will not play on Thursday because of muscle pain.
Since the Bills have been allowing some of their veterans time off during training camp due to “soreness,” we’ll assume Dodson will be available for Week 1. He won’t, however, take the field for Buffalo’s first exhibition game on Saturday against the Colts.