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Lionel Dotson
DT #97
Height:
6-4
Weight:
290
College:
Arizona
Experience:
4
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 12 7 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2011 BUF 5 2 0 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 MIA 3 2 2 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 MIA 2 2 1 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 MIA 2 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

PRO:  Signed to the Bills practice squad on Sept. 4, 2011... Drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL draft. He was the third defensive lineman drafted by the Dolphins in the 2008 draft.

 

 

2011:

Signed to Bills practice squad on Sept. 4

 

2010: w/Miami Dolphins

• Signed to the Denver Broncos practice squad on September 5th.
• Signed to the Miami Dolphins practice squad on September 14th.
• Appeared in two games for the Dolphins
• Played in a reserve role all four preseason games with Miami and registered three tackles

 

2009: w/Miami Dolphins

• Played in a reserve role in two games and was inactive for 14 games
• Finished season with two tackles
• Made season debut in a reserve role at New England (11/8) and had two tackles.

 

2008: w/Miami Dolphins

• Signed a multi-year contract with the Dolphins
• Played in a reserve role in two games and was inactive for 14 games
• Made his Dolphins and NFL debut in a reserve role vs. Baltimore (10/19) and recorded his first NFL tackle
• Also played at St. Louis (11/30), but did not register a tackle

 

 

COLLEGE:  Was a four-year letterman at Arizona (2004-07), starting 32 of 40 career games ... Finished his career with 121 tackles (73 solo), 10.5 sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss ... Also recovered a fumble, forced three others and deflected four passes ... Started all 12 games as a senior in 2007 ... Earned second-team All-Pac-10 honors ... Earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors his junior year... Played in 10 games with four starts as a sophomore in 2005 ... Played in seven games with six starts as a redshirt freshman in 2004 ... Redshirted during 2003 and was a member of the defensive scout team ... Earned degree in sociology.

 

 

PERSONAL:  Attended Dobie High School in Houston, Texas ... Was a two-year letterman in football and basketball ... Earned first-team all-district honors in basketball as a junior center, and selected for Texas High School Coaches All-Star basketball game his senior year ... Nominated for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl high school game ... Received the U.S. Marine Corps Award for distinguished athletes ... Nicknamed “L-Train,” by his college teammates for his non-stop motor ... Is an Eagle Scout ... Has worked with Jack & Jill of America, a community service group for young people aiding the elderly ... Also volunteered with the Salvation Army and at hospitals and nursing homes ... Comes from an athletic family: grandfather, Leon Bedford, played football at Southern University; father, Lionel, was a basketball player at the University of Houston; uncle, Vance Bedford, played football for the University of Texas and the St. Louis Cardinals (1982) and is currently the defensive backs coach at the University of Florida ... Hobbies include playing video games, listening to music and going to the movies ... Growing up, was a fan of Warren Sapp and John Randle ... Lists “Family Guy” as favorite television show and R. Kelly as favorite recording artist ... Full name is Lionel Eugene Dotson, Jr., born February 11, 1985 in Houston, Texas.

PRO:  Signed to the Bills practice squad on Sept. 4, 2011... Drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL draft. He was the third defensive lineman drafted by the Dolphins in the 2008 draft.

 

 

2011:

Signed to Bills practice squad on Sept. 4

 

2010: w/Miami Dolphins

• Signed to the Denver Broncos practice squad on September 5th.
• Signed to the Miami Dolphins practice squad on September 14th.
• Appeared in two games for the Dolphins
• Played in a reserve role all four preseason games with Miami and registered three tackles

 

2009: w/Miami Dolphins

• Played in a reserve role in two games and was inactive for 14 games
• Finished season with two tackles
• Made season debut in a reserve role at New England (11/8) and had two tackles.

 

2008: w/Miami Dolphins

• Signed a multi-year contract with the Dolphins
• Played in a reserve role in two games and was inactive for 14 games
• Made his Dolphins and NFL debut in a reserve role vs. Baltimore (10/19) and recorded his first NFL tackle
• Also played at St. Louis (11/30), but did not register a tackle

 

 

COLLEGE:  Was a four-year letterman at Arizona (2004-07), starting 32 of 40 career games ... Finished his career with 121 tackles (73 solo), 10.5 sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss ... Also recovered a fumble, forced three others and deflected four passes ... Started all 12 games as a senior in 2007 ... Earned second-team All-Pac-10 honors ... Earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors his junior year... Played in 10 games with four starts as a sophomore in 2005 ... Played in seven games with six starts as a redshirt freshman in 2004 ... Redshirted during 2003 and was a member of the defensive scout team ... Earned degree in sociology.

 

 

PERSONAL:  Attended Dobie High School in Houston, Texas ... Was a two-year letterman in football and basketball ... Earned first-team all-district honors in basketball as a junior center, and selected for Texas High School Coaches All-Star basketball game his senior year ... Nominated for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl high school game ... Received the U.S. Marine Corps Award for distinguished athletes ... Nicknamed “L-Train,” by his college teammates for his non-stop motor ... Is an Eagle Scout ... Has worked with Jack & Jill of America, a community service group for young people aiding the elderly ... Also volunteered with the Salvation Army and at hospitals and nursing homes ... Comes from an athletic family: grandfather, Leon Bedford, played football at Southern University; father, Lionel, was a basketball player at the University of Houston; uncle, Vance Bedford, played football for the University of Texas and the St. Louis Cardinals (1982) and is currently the defensive backs coach at the University of Florida ... Hobbies include playing video games, listening to music and going to the movies ... Growing up, was a fan of Warren Sapp and John Randle ... Lists “Family Guy” as favorite television show and R. Kelly as favorite recording artist ... Full name is Lionel Eugene Dotson, Jr., born February 11, 1985 in Houston, Texas.

 

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