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Santana Dotson
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Dotson in 2013
No. 71
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1969-12-19) December 19, 1969 (age 52)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:287 lb (130 kg)
Career information
High school:Yates (Houston, Texas)
NFL Draft:1992 / Round: 5 / Pick: 132
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Fumble recoveries:6
Player stats at

Santana N. Dotson (born December 19, 1969) is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League.[1][2] He was a part of Houston's Yates High School football team when it won the 1985 5A state championship. While at Baylor, Dotson was voted All-American in 1991. He won the 1992 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as he registered 10 sacks and then played in two Super Bowls with the Green Bay Packers.

Santana Dotson is working to become an NFL broadcaster, and currently appears on the "Bob & Brian Show," on WHQG Radio in Milwaukee, during the NFL season.

There are several other prominent football players in the Dotson family. Alphonse Dotson, father of Santana played at Grambling University then went on to play for several teams in the NFL, ending with the Oakland Raiders. Santana Dotson also has a nephew, Alonzo Dotson, who played for the Oklahoma Sooners, then was picked up as a free agent by the Washington Redskins, whom now in his 4th season with the New York Jets as a College Area Scout (South East) after spending 5 seasons with the Green Bay Packers as a area Scout.


  1. ^ Santana Dotson: Career Stats at United States: NFL Network. Archived from the original on 2015-10-29. Retrieved 2019-06-01.
  2. ^ Santana Dotson. Archived from the original on 2015-09-05. Retrieved 2019-06-01.