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Demetrius Dotson
Player Profile

Staten Island, N.Y.

High School:
Curtis H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 202


WORTH NOTING: Was one of three true freshmen (along with Antwan Harris and Thomas Jones) to see action for the Cavaliers in 1996.


2000—Had the best season of his career as a senior … played in every game and started against North Carolina and Virginia Tech … recorded career highs in every receiv-ing category … finished as the team’s second-leading receiver behind Billy McMullen … hauled in 26 passes for 378 yards and one touchdown … had one of the best games of his career in the opener against Brigham Young when he caught four passes for a career-high 99 yards (both career-best figures) … two of his receptions were magnificent diving grabs, including a 42-yarder and a 35- yarder … the 42-yard catch is the longest of his career … caught three passes for 34 yards and his lone touchdown vs. Duke … led the team with three receptions (for 34 yards) against Wake Forest … also paced the team in receptions in three of the last four games of the regular season … had three catches for 41 yards against North Carolina … four receptions for 61 yards at Georgia Tech were team-leading figures … grabbed two passes for 31 yards against N.C. State … caught three passes for 28 yards vs. Georgia in the O’ahu Bowl … also scored on a 14-yard lateral play for the team’s only offensive touch-down … caught a pass in every game except against Florida State … earned third letter.

1999—Was putting together a very fine season until he injured his knee against Duke and was out for the rest of the regular season … returned to action in the Bowl vs. Illinois … played in the first six games of the season, starting against Clemson, Wake Forest, Brigham Young and Virginia Tech, before suffering his knee injury … 11 receptions for 217 yards … his 19.7 yards-per-catch average led all UVa players … was fourth on the team in receiving at the time of his injury … caught two passes for 53 yards against Clemson in the first start of his career … 37-yard reception in that game is a career long … hauled in three passes for 39 yards against Wake Forest in the home opener … two catches for 55 yards in a big road win over Brigham Young … four receptions for 70 yards against Virginia Tech … both figures represent career highs … was injured in the first half of the Duke game … returned to action against Illinois in the bowl game and caught two passes for 29 yards, with a long of 25 yards ... earned his second letter.

1998—Played in the first 10 games ... did not play in the regular-season finale against Virginia Tech due to an injury ... recovered in time to play in the Peach Bowl … caught four passes for 66 yards during the regular season … did not catch a pass in the first two games of the season … caught two passes for 35 yards against Clemson in the third game of the season … both receptions resulted in first downs … caught a 16-yard pass for a first down against Duke and a 15-yarder for a first down vs. San Jose State.

1996—Appeared in nine regular season games and the Carquest Bowl as a reserve wide receiver … caught nine passes for 91 yards (10.1 average) … caught three pass-es for 19 yards against Florida State ... also caught three passes for 28 yards against Virginia Tech … caught two passes for 17 yards against Duke … had a career-long 27- yard reception against N.C. State … caught one pass for 12 yards against Miami in the Carquest Bowl … lettered.

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year starter at Curtis High School … played both wide receiver and defensive back for head coach Fred Olivieri … first-team All-State selection as a senior and the only high school player in New York City to be a Junior Heisman Award winner … received the Iron Horse Award as the top football player in the Public School Athletic League (PSAL) in 1995 … SuperPrep magazine All-American selection in 1995 … a two-time All-Boro All-Star and named to the Staten Island Advance and the New York Daily News All-Star teams in both 1994 and 1995 … caught 48 passes for 851 yards and 15 touch-downs as a senior in 1995 … also carried the ball 34 times for 263 yards and five touchdowns in the 1995 PSAL play-offs … as a junior in 1994, he caught 41 passes for 635 yards and six touchdowns … had 19 receptions for 289 yards and four touchdowns as a sophomore in 1993.

PERSONAL: Demetrius John Dotson … born 9-3-78 in Staten Island, N.Y. … son of David and Paula Dotson ... sociology major.


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