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Demar Dotson
T #69
Height:
6-9
Weight:
315
Age:
29
College:
Southern Miss
Hometown:
Alexandria, LA
Experience:
7

Quick Stats (2015 PRE):

G
1
GS
1
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 70 49
2014 TB 16 16
2013 TB 16 16
2012 TB 16 15
2011 TB 13 2
2009 TB 9 0

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Biography

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Signed by Tampa Bay on May 4, 2009, as a college free agent.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Played in 70 career games with 49 starts, all with the Buccaneers.
  • Helped block for Doug Martin’s 251-yard rushing game against Oakland (11/4/12), the highest-total in team history and tied for the 10th-most in NFL history.
  • Recorded first career start vs. New Orleans (11/6/11).
  • Made NFL debut against Green Bay (11/8/09), playing on special teams.

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Started at right tackle for 13 weeks on the season, while starting at left tackle in Weeks 15-17.
  • Against St. Louis (9/14), helped pave the way for Bobby Rainey’s 144-yard rushing day.
  • Made first career start at left tackle at Carolina (12/14), helping pave the way for 151 rushing yards on 23 carries (6.6 avg.), Tampa Bay’s second-highest rushing total of the season and their highest yards per carry since 2012.
  • Started at left tackle for the third straight game against New Orleans (12/28), helping pave the way for 183 rushing yards by the Buccaneers, the most the team had recorded since 2013 (11/17/13 vs. Atlanta).

COLLEGE:

  • Played first season of football in 2008 after spending the previous two seasons (2006-07) as a member of the Southern Miss basketball team.
  • Appeared in six games on the defensive line and started in the season finale against SMU.
  • Saw action in 29 games for Golden Eagles basketball team in 2007, making nine starts.
  • Majored in coaching and sports administration.

COMMUNITY/PERSONAL:

  • In May 2015, visited Tampa Bay Buccaneers Field in Clearwater to present a $10,000 PLAY 60 grant and lead children through football drills.
  • Helps sponsor “Turkey Time with the O-Line,” a Thanksgiving program carried out by the offensive line, which has provided nearly 5,000 meals for local families in need.
  • Sponsors “Dotson’s Do-Gooders” Front Row Fans section to provide a special gameday experience to those who would otherwise not have a chance to attend Buccaneers home games.
  • In October 2013, helped host the Buccaneers’ Halloween Celebration for youths from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa.
  • In January 2013, visited Potter Elementary and West Tampa Elementary schools to present new eyeglasses to students through the Glazer Family Foundation Vision Program.
  • Traveled to Costa Rice on a mission trip in March 2012 to promote the game of football and lend support to underprivileged communities.
  • Helped surprise 30 families with tickets, gift cards and a shopping spree for the team’s 4th and 5th annual Day of Giving events in December 2010 and 2011.
  • In honor of the NFL’s Play 60 initiative and Hispanic Heritage Month, taught football drills and spoke on the importance of living healthy at West Tampa Elementary School in September 2011.
  • Visited Metropolitan Ministries to entertain children at the after-school program and volunteer for its family support services in November 2009.
  • Born Demar Dotson on October 11, 1985 in Alexandria, Louisiana.

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Signed by Tampa Bay on May 4, 2009, as a college free agent.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Played in 70 career games with 49 starts, all with the Buccaneers.
  • Helped block for Doug Martin’s 251-yard rushing game against Oakland (11/4/12), the highest-total in team history and tied for the 10th-most in NFL history.
  • Recorded first career start vs. New Orleans (11/6/11).
  • Made NFL debut against Green Bay (11/8/09), playing on special teams.

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Started at right tackle for 13 weeks on the season, while starting at left tackle in Weeks 15-17.
  • Against St. Louis (9/14), helped pave the way for Bobby Rainey’s 144-yard rushing day.
  • Made first career start at left tackle at Carolina (12/14), helping pave the way for 151 rushing yards on 23 carries (6.6 avg.), Tampa Bay’s second-highest rushing total of the season and their highest yards per carry since 2012.
  • Started at left tackle for the third straight game against New Orleans (12/28), helping pave the way for 183 rushing yards by the Buccaneers, the most the team had recorded since 2013 (11/17/13 vs. Atlanta).

COLLEGE:

  • Played first season of football in 2008 after spending the previous two seasons (2006-07) as a member of the Southern Miss basketball team.
  • Appeared in six games on the defensive line and started in the season finale against SMU.
  • Saw action in 29 games for Golden Eagles basketball team in 2007, making nine starts.
  • Majored in coaching and sports administration.

COMMUNITY/PERSONAL:

  • In May 2015, visited Tampa Bay Buccaneers Field in Clearwater to present a $10,000 PLAY 60 grant and lead children through football drills.
  • Helps sponsor “Turkey Time with the O-Line,” a Thanksgiving program carried out by the offensive line, which has provided nearly 5,000 meals for local families in need.
  • Sponsors “Dotson’s Do-Gooders” Front Row Fans section to provide a special gameday experience to those who would otherwise not have a chance to attend Buccaneers home games.
  • In October 2013, helped host the Buccaneers’ Halloween Celebration for youths from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa.
  • In January 2013, visited Potter Elementary and West Tampa Elementary schools to present new eyeglasses to students through the Glazer Family Foundation Vision Program.
  • Traveled to Costa Rice on a mission trip in March 2012 to promote the game of football and lend support to underprivileged communities.
  • Helped surprise 30 families with tickets, gift cards and a shopping spree for the team’s 4th and 5th annual Day of Giving events in December 2010 and 2011.
  • In honor of the NFL’s Play 60 initiative and Hispanic Heritage Month, taught football drills and spoke on the importance of living healthy at West Tampa Elementary School in September 2011.
  • Visited Metropolitan Ministries to entertain children at the after-school program and volunteer for its family support services in November 2009.
  • Born Demar Dotson on October 11, 1985 in Alexandria, Louisiana.
 

Recent Videos

  • Demar Dotson on Injury Rehab

    Posted Aug 20, 2015

    OT Demar Dotson speaks with the media about his plan for rehabbing his injured knee and what he saw in Jameis Winston's first preseason game last Saturday.

  • Dotson: "By Far Our Best Practice"

    Posted Aug 4, 2015

    OT Demar Dotson speaks with the media about the offensive line gelling, rookie Donovan Smith, and building a physical O-Line.