Austin Dotson - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 61


  • position Offensive Guard
  • height 6-6
  • Weight 313
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Belfry, Ky.
  • High school Belfry

2018 – r-Freshman

  • Saw action in seven games

2017 – Freshman

  • Redshirt season

High School

  • A three-star prospect by ESPN and 247Sports
  • Ranks as the No. 2 offensive tackle in the Commonwealth by ESPN
  • A three-year starter for Coach Phillip Haywood, who said, “He’s a very physical blocker. He’s one of these guys who would really get after you and stay after you until the whistle blows. And if we score a touchdown, he’d be the first one down there in the end zone patting the guy on the back or tossing him in the air. He just loves playing on the line”
  • Named to The Courier-Journal’s 2016 All-State Football Team as a first-team selection after being a second-team member as a junior
  • Also named to the AP All-State First Team
  • Member of four straight championship teams(2013-16)
  • Played right tackle on a massive offensive line that helped the Pirates finish 14-1 as a senior and average 347.1 rushing yards and 44.1 points per game
  • Helped Belfry win its sixth overall, including fourth straight Class 3-A State championship with a 52-31 win over Central in 2016
  • Member of the Kentucky squad in the Best of the Bluegrass All-Star Game
  • Also a four-year letter-winner in baseball as a pitcher and first baseman
  • Chose Kentucky over Charlotte, Eastern Kentucky, Florida Atlantic and Marshall


  • Born in Pikeville, Ky.
  • Son of Sherry and Derrick Dotson
  • Major is sociology

Austin Says

  • His nickname is “Big A”
  • He chose Kentucky because it’s home and it feels like home
  • Other than playing in the NFL, his dream job is to be a physical therapist
  • When he’s not on the field, he enjoys fishing, hunting and eating with friends
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