American Football Database
Santana Dotson
No. 71     
Defensive End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1969-12-19) December 19, 1969 (age 52)
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana
High School: Houston (TX) Yates
Career information
College: Baylor
NFL Draft: 1992 / Round: 5 / Pick: 132
Debuted in 1992 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Tackles     460
Sacks     49
Fumble recoveries     6
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Santana N. Dotson (born December 19, 1969 in New Orleans, Louisiana) was an American football defensive tackle in the National Football League. 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 and played in two Super Bowls with the Green Bay Packers.

Santana Dotson is now 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, and has played defensive end for the Redskins.