Former All-American To Speak At Black Alumni Scholarship Luncheon

Jan. 28, 2005

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Former Baylor University All-American Santana Dotson will be the guest speaker at the Baylor University Black Alumni Club scholarship luncheon at noon Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Hughes-Dillard Alumni Center, 1212 S. University Parks Dr. on the Baylor campus.

The cost to attend is $40 per person in advance, $45 the day of the luncheon. For ticket information or to make a scholarship donation, call the Baylor Alumni Association at 1-800-BAYLOR-U, option 6, to pay by credit card, or mail checks to One Bear Place #97170, Waco, TX 76798. The reservation deadline for the luncheon is Feb. 2.

Dotson was a three-year starter and four-year letterwinner for the Bears from 1988-91, where he was a three-time all-Southwest Conference pick, a consensus first-team All-America selection as a senior and a finalist for Outland and Lombardi trophies. Also during his senior season at Baylor, Dotson was named SWC Defensive Player of the Year. He earned his bachelor's degree in telecommunication in 1991. He was named to Baylor's 1990s All-Decade team and was inducted in 2004 as a member of the Baylor Athletic Hall of Fame.

In 1992, Dotson was selected in the fifth-round by the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers and was a consensus pick as NFL "Defensive Rookie of the Year." In 1996, he signed as a free agent with the Green Bay Packers, where he started seven career playoff games, including the 1997 Super Bowl won by the Packers 35-21 over the New England Patriots. He currently resides in Houston with his wife, Monique, and their three children. The Dotsons are both involved in the Santana Dotson Foundation, a non-profit scholarship program that helps underprivileged kids in inner-city Houston.

For more information about the Black Alumni Club and its scholarship program, visit the club's web site at www.baylor.edu/buaa/bba/.

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