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Demar Dotson
T #69
Height:
6-9
Weight:
315
Age:
30
College:
Southern Miss
Hometown:
Alexandria, LA
Experience:
7

Quick Stats (2015):

G
6
GS
3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 76 52
2015 TB 6 3
2014 TB 16 16
2013 TB 16 16
2012 TB 16 15
2011 TB 13 2
2009 TB 9 0
Recent Games
WKOppResult
10 DAL W 10-6
11 @PHI W 45-17
12 @IND L 12-25
13 ATL W 23-19
14 NO L 17-24
15 @STL L 23-31
16 CHI L 21-26
17 @CAR L 10-38

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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.
 

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