4 - Anthony Dotson
Anthony Dotson
Height: 5-9
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Federal Way, Wash.
High School: Federal Way HS '03
Position: DB
Experience: 2L*
2007: Listed as a starter at rover on preseason depth chart. He had two passes broken up and three tackles in EWU's Red-White spring game. 2006: Started two games at rover, making the first start of his career in Eastern's 19-10 win at Montana State (9/23/06). He had two of the team's 14 interceptions that helped EWU rank 21st in the NCAA Championship Subdivision. Those interceptions came against Oregon State (8/31/06) and Central Washington (9/16/06). He had 15 of his 20 tackles in back-to-back games against West Virginia (9/9/06) with eight and CWU with seven. He had the team's big play of the week against Oregon State (8/31/06). He was selected as the team's most improved defensive player at the conclusion of spring practice. 2005: Lettered as a backup defensive back and special teams player. He finished the year with seven tackles and one pass broken up, with a season-high two tackles in EWU's last two games of the season. He was the team's special teams player of the week against Sacramento State (10/29/05). 2004: Redshirted. 2003: Could not participate for the 2003-04 academic year due to NCAA regulations. HS: Graduated from Federal Way HS in 2003. Washington Prep Football Report selected him as a second team 4A All-State selection as a defensive back. Selected by the Seattle Times as a "Red Chip" selection as one of the top 28 recruits in the state of Washington. Earned first team All-South Puget Sound League South Division honors as a defensive back, and second team honors as a running back. Nominated to play in the All-State game. He was also selected to Ron Siegel's 2002 preseason senior All-State team as a first team defensive back. Dotson finished his senior season with 1,016 yards and scored 13 touchdowns. He rushed for 122 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries in a 37-6 loss to Bothell in the district playoffs as the Eagles finished the season 7-3. As a junior, he rushed for 1,111 yards and was the Defensive Back of the Year in the South Puget Sound South Division. He also earned first team All-SPSL South Division honors as both a running back and defensive back. Federal Way finished 6-3 his junior season and 6-4 as a sophomore. Dotson served as team captain on both the football team and track squad. As a senior, he placed seventh in the 100 meters at the State 4A Track and Field Championships with a time of 11.32 in the finals after an 11.19 clocking in the preliminaries. Former Eagle teammate Brandon Keeler ('02) also attended Federal Way. Personal: Born 11/4/85 in Mission Hills, Calif. Will turn 22 the day after Eastern plays Northern Colorado. His idol is former San Francisco 49er safety Ronnie Lott. Interdisciplinary studies major.
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