Before Dobson even started his career at Marshall, he was a proven winner. After helping lead South Charleston High School to a state title as a senior, he joined New York Giants 2012 first-round running back David Wilson on the United States Under-19 National Team that won the first Junior World Championships in Canton, Ohio in July 2009.
He continued to impress as a sophomore and junior, earning honorable mention All-Conference USA honors by leading the Herd in receiving each season (44-689, 5 TD in 2010; 49-668, 12 TD in 2011). His two touchdowns were the difference in the team’s 21-10 win over Florida International in the 2011 Beef O’Brady’s Bowl, but most college football observers thought his amazing back-handed catch against East Carolina was one of the plays of the year. In his senior year, Dobson was named to the All-Conference USA second-team. In 10 games, Dobson caught 57 passes for 679 yards and 3 touchdowns. Aaron Dobson was recently drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round (59th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. He is projected to be a great asset to the Patriots offense.
Dobson signed a 4-year, $3.4 million contract with the Patriots. He had an impressive rookie year in the league, appearing in 12 games and starting nine. Dobson finished the season with 519 receiving yards and four touchdowns. In his breakout rookie game in week nine against the New York Jets, Dobson caught five passes for 130 yards and two touchdowns.