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Lionel Dotson
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: April 17, 2007
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Arizona: 3L ... One of the Cats’ veterans up front and a reason for UA’s top four league finish in total defense in 2006... Expected to have a leadership role on the 2007 team after a two seasons as a young starter... Sat out much of spring ball for shoulder rehab... Earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors in 2006... Finished with 31 tackles, two for losses and one sack, plus forced a fumble...  Missed the last two starts with an injury... Had four starts in 10 appearances in 2005, finishing with 21 tackles, three pass knock-downs, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery... Tied career-high with five tackles vs. Washington...  Saw action in seven games, including six starts, in 2004 ... Finished the season with 19 tackles (12 solo), 3.5 tackles for loss (-12 loss) and three sacks ... Had five tackles (3 solo), including 1.5 tackles for a loss and one sack (-6 loss) vs. ASU ... Had two tackles in first collegiate game against UCLA ... Had three tackles in the 2004 Spring Game and four sacks in other scrimmages ... Redshirted for the Wildcats during 2003 and was a member of the defensive scout team.


High School: Dobie High School, Pasadena, Texas, 2003 ...  Texas Top 100 selection by all three major metropolitan dailies, the Dallas Morning News (No. 52), Houston Chronicle and Fort Worth Star-Telegram ... SuperPrep All-Southwest for coach Mike Stephens ... Rivals100 Top 25 weak-side defensive end rating and No. 51 overall prospect in Texas ... PrepStar All-Midlands ... No. 24 defensive end prospect by Tom Lemmings Prep Football Report ... Texas Nifty 150 picked by Max Emfinger, rated a Top 11 defensive end ... Recorded 50 tackles and 13 sacks his senior year ... First-team all-district honors in 2002 ... Dave Campbell’s Texas High School Football Top 300 ... Prep Football Report No. 24 defensive end prospect ... Selected for Texas-Oklahoma Oil Bowl ... Don Cartwright’s Lone Star 100 honorable mention ... SuperPrep All-Southwest preseason pick ... First-team all-district honors in basketball as a junior center, and selected for Texas HS Coaches All-Star basketball game senior year ... Two-year letterman in football and basketball ...  Nominated for U.S. Army All-American Bowl high school game ... Received U.S. Marine Corps Award for distinguished athletes.


Personal:  Academic major is sociology ... Son of Sheryl Dotson of Houston and Lionel Dotson of Austin ... Mother is a social worker and University of Houston graduate, where father also attended ... Is an Eagle Scout ... Member of Jack & Jill of America, a community service group for young people aiding the elderly ... Volunteer work for the Salvation Army and at a local hospital and nursing home ... Grandfather, Leon Bedford, played football at Southern University ... Father was a basketball player at Houston ... Uncle, Vance Bedford, played football at Texas and a year for the St. Louis Cardinals ... Likes to play video games, listen to music and go to the movies ... Date of birth: Feb. 11, 1985.



Dotson's Career Stats


Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sacks/Other
2004 7-6 12 7 19 3.5-12 3.0-12
2005 10-4 10 11 21 0 3 PD, FR, FC
2006 11-10 15 16 31 2.0-10 1 SK, FC
2007 - - - - - -
Totals 28-20 37 34 71 5.5-22 4 SK, 3 PD, FR, 2 FC


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