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Football: Dotson Adds Associated Press First Team All-America Honors
The redshirt senior is the first, AP First Team All-America selection in program history
LAFAYETTE – Kevin Dotson added yet another honor to his already lengthy resume after he was tabbed as a First Team All-American by the Associated Press on Monday afternoon.
Dotson, who has also picked up All-America recognition from USA Today, Sports Illustrated and Pro Football Focus, is the first Ragin' Cajun in program history to earn First Team All-America honors from the AP.
The only other player to be named an AP All-American was Orlando Thomas, who garnered Third Team honors in 1993 and Second Team honors in 1994.
A native of Plaquemine, La., Dotson garnered high praise from PFF throughout the year after he was named the highest-graded interior offensive linemen in the country with a mark of 91.2 on Nov. 23. He was also named to the PFF 2019 Midseason All-America Team and earned a spot on PFF's National Team of the Week on Nov. 10
The redshirt senior has been critical for Louisiana's elite rushing attack this season, which ranks second in the nation in yards per carry (6.39), third in rushing touchdowns (41) and fifth in total rushing yards (3,449). He is also a member of an offensive line that ranks eighth in the country in sacks allowed (1.15).
During the Sun Belt Championship Game against Appalachian State on Dec. 7, Dotson earned his 51st start on Louisiana's line, the second-longest start streak in the country.
The 2019 Sun Belt West Division Champion Ragin' Cajuns close out the 2019 season against Mid-American Conference Champions Miami (Ohio) in the 21st Annual LendingTree Bowl on Monday, Jan. 6. Kickoff for the primetime matchup in Mobile, Ala., is slated for 6:30 p.m. on ESPN.
Tickets for the 2019 LendingTree Bowl start as low as $15 (additional fees may apply) and can be requested by clicking here, visiting the Louisiana Athletics Ticket Office at the Cajundome or calling the ticket office at (337) 265-2357.
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