Who is Jahan Dotson?

Jahan Walte Dotson is a recognized American professional football wide receiver for the Washington Commanders of the National Football League (NFL). Dotson played college football at Penn State and was drafted in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft by the Commanders.

Jahan Dotson Career

College career

Jahan appeared in 8 games for the Penn State Nittany Lions in 2018 as a freshman. He made 4 starts, posting 13 receptions for 203 yards. In 2019, he began all 13 games and had 27 receptions for 488 yards and 5 touchdowns as a sophomore. Dotson then became Penn State’s leading receiver in 2020 as a junior. He recorded 8 catches for 144 yards and 3 touchdowns against the Ohio State Buckeyes. Dotson then became the third Big Ten player since 2000 to have a punt return touchdown and 100 receiving yards in the same game against Michigan State. He completed the 2020 season with 884 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns and was also named third-team All-Big Ten.

In 2021, he posted 11 receptions for 242 yards and 3 touchdowns in Penn State’s victory against Maryland. He broke Deon Butler’s school record for receiving yards in a game. Dotson then revealed in December 2021, his intention to join the 2022 NFL Draft after the season. A YouTube rap track by the rapper Matty Fresh promoted him as a draft pick. In May 2022, he graduated from Penn State with a degree in telecommunications. He completed his Penn State career second in school history in both career (183) and single-season (91 in 2021) receptions. He also came 4th in career receiving yards (2,757), 2nd in single-season receiving yards (1,182 in 2021), and 2nd in both career (25) and single-season (12 in 2021) touchdowns.

Professional career

Jahan was picked in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft with the 16th overall selection by the Washington Commanders. The team initially had the 11th pick prior to trading down and picking up 3rd and 4th-round picks in the draft. He then signed his four-year rookie deal, worth $15 million, on May 18, 2022. Dotson was later named the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week in his debut with the Commanders following catching 3 passes for 40 yards and 2 touchdowns in a Week 1 win against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

A photo of Jahan Dotson
A photo of Jahan Dotson

How old is Jahan Dotson?

Jahan Walte Dotson is currently aged 22 years, as he was born on March 22, 2000, in Newark, New Jersey, U.S. He shares his birthday with famous people including Reese Witherspoon, Tyler Oakley, Merrick Hanna, Nick Robinson, JJ Watt, Natalia Starr, Constance Wu, William Shatner, Bob Costas, Alex Padilla, Allison Stokke, Pat Robertson, Stephanie Mills, and many more.

Jahan Dotson Family

Who are Jahan Dotson’s parents?

Jahan Walte Dotson was born to his parents, Al Dotson and Robin Dotson in Newark, New Jersey. His parents left their home in New Jersey to help him in his professional endeavors. His mother is a cancer survivor following being diagnosed with many myeloma, a malignancy that affects the bone marrow.

Does Jahan Dotson have siblings?

Dotson was born into a family of two children and has a brother who has remained unknown and keeps his life away from the limelight.

Jahan Dotson Education

Dotson attended Nazareth Area High School in Nazareth, Pennsylvania in the Lehigh Valley region of eastern Pennsylvania. He then transferred to Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey for his junior year. However, in 2017, he went back to Nazareth High School for his senior year, playing football. Dotson committed to UCLA to play college football but joined Penn State University, where he played from 2018 to 2021.

Jahan Dotson Partner

Dotson tends to keep his personal information and life away from the limelight. Despite being linked to a previous relationship, it is not known who he was dating and his current status.

Jahan Dotson Kids

Dotson is most probably single at the moment and above all does not have any children of his own to date.

Jahan Dotson Height

Dotson has an athletic, muscular, and physically fit body with a height of 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) and a weight of 83 kg (182 lbs).

Jahan Dotson Net Worth

American professional football wide receiver Dotson has been active from 2022 to the present. He plays for the Washington Commanders of the NFL and has a net worth of $1 million as of 2022.

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