Dawson is the son of Darrin and Angela Kinser. He has two siblings, Bradley (24) and Alyssa (21).
He is active in football, basketball, baseball, track, FCA (President), Bank, National Honor Society, Honor Roll, Oklahoma Honor Society, THS SMART, and Engineering Club (President).
In his spare time, Dawson enjoys playing the drums, woodworking, and being a Sunday school teacher. After high school, he plans to attend Oklahoma State University and study computer engineering.