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DATE:  Jan. 9, 2019
Philadelphia, PA
            As the Philadelphia Eagles head toward their next playoff game, a song written and performed by an area actor-singer resonates even more.

         That song is "Underdog," by Leonard Dozier.
          It might seem that "underdog" is an expression of pride in the Eagles -- who in February 2018 won their first Super Bowl ever.
         But Dozier, who has released four albums and a dozen singles, didn't write the song with the Eagles or the Super Bowl in mind. "Underdog" debuted in April 28 as he was interviewed on the Q on Fox29, inspired in general by "people who are disillusioned and disenfranchised, as a pick-me-up song."

            But the connection to the Eagles seems obvious -- A video with clips of the Eagles, interwoven with Dozier's soundtrack, followed in the summer of 2018, after the team's Super Bowl win.

            "The song seems to be a theme of the team, which really rises as an underdog and wears underdog masks," said Dozier. "It seems again, as they continue in the playoffs, that the football gods are on their side."

            Dozier's association with the Eagles was serendipitous, almost like an "alignment," he said. An experienced voice actor as well as stage actor, Dozier narrated the Super Bowl highlights in a half-hour documentary for NFL Films Presents.

            An ADDY-award winner for his voice work, Dozier noted other expressions of that "alignment." He received an invitation to attend a gala last June to announce the formation of a new Faith and Liberty Museum in Philadelphia. The Eagles' head coach, Doug Pedersen, was the speaker. Then, at a mentoring event in which Dozier participated, one of the panelists was former Eagle player Hollis Thomas.

            In September 2017, Dozier was added to the Eagles roster of voice talents.

            Add the fact as a young man Dozier dreamed of becoming an athlete, adding: "I never thought I'd go into the arts."

            Now, in part, thanks to his association with the Philadelphia Eagles, he at least has a taste of being involved in sports.
            "Underdog" is on Dozier's new album, "Sunday Word," released in October 2018.

Links: https://youtu.be/CzR_N2kr_ZE (Video)

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In honor of all the Underdogs, including our Philadelphia Eagles!

Today the Philadelphia Eagles receive their Super Bowl rings after bringing the city it’s first Super Bowl victory. No better way to celebrate the Underdog spirit that has always been the city of Philadelphia and all of EaglesNation. One of the greatest honors of my life was narrating the Super Bowl 52 highlights for NFL Films Presents and on this day Eagles Nation and Philadelphia I salute you as I get set to release my new single “Underdog” on July 27th (the song was recent...ly performed on the Q show on Fox 29) and I’m happy to announce here that my “Celebration of the Underdog” tour will kick off with my band at Warmdaddy’s on July 12th
My special thanks to my guy Kamili Feelings for this tribute video to YOU Philadelphia and EaglesNation featuring the new song Underdog. Shout out to my songwriting partners and producers Michael Troy Downing and Paul Frederick Watson on this.

Yes Philadelphia “Rise Up, Get Up

UNDERDOG from Leonard Dozier on Vimeo.

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Leonard Dozier narrates the Philadelphia Eagles's Super Bowl win!

Super Bowl

For the 2nd year in a row, Leonard Dozier narrates the Super Bowl for NFL Films.  Watch the exciting recap with the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots!

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