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Mello Dotson

Position Cornerback
Height 6'1"
Weight 190 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Daytona Beach, Fla.
High School Mainland HS
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Career Honors: 2021: Academic All-Big 12 Football First Team. 2023: College Football Network (CFN) All-America Third Team

2023 (Jr.): Missouri State: Recorded two solo tackles in the season opening win … Illinois: Caught the first interception of his 2023 campaign and recorded three total tackles … at Nevada: Broke up two passes and recorded his second-career tackle for loss … Totaled six tackles … BYU: Produced a career-high three pass deflections … Recorded one solo tackle … at Texas: Logged six total tackles, all solo … Tackled the runner behind the line for his second tackle for loss of the season … Produced one pass breakup … UCF: Totaled three tackles in the contest, all solo. at Oklahoma State: Tallied seven tackles (five solo), and recorded a pass deflection… Oklahoma: Returned an interception for a touchdown in the win over the Sooners… Also recorded an assisted tackle…  at Iowa State: Totaled three tackles, one s0lo in the contest… Also returned an interception for a touchdown… Texas Tech: Tallied eight tackles, all of which were solo including a sack for a loss of seven yards…  Kansas State: Earned a solo tackle and his fourth interception of the season in the contest… at Cincinnati: Recorded three solo tackles along with a pass breakup in the victory over the Bearcats…

2022 (RS-Soph.): Tennessee Tech: Made the start at cornerback for the Jayhawks … Recorded a tackle and pass break-up … at West Virginia: Registered four tackles (solo) in Jayhawks win … at Houston: Compiled three tackles (solo) at cornerback for the Jayhawks … Duke: Led the Jayhawks in tackles with nine (eight solo, one assisted) against the Blue Devils … Broke-up two pass attempts and recorded a tackle-for-loss of two yards … Iowa State: Logged a team-high seven tackles (five solo, two assisted) in win over the Cyclones … TCU: Recorded three tackles against the Horned Frogs (one solo, two assisted) … at Oklahoma: Grabbed seven tackles (three solo, four assisted) and two pass breakups against the Sooners … at Baylor: Intercepted his first pass of the season … Made four tackles (three solo, one assisted) … Oklahoma State: Recorded three tackles (solo) and an interception for 13 yards against the Cowboys … at Texas Tech: Recorded five tackles (three solo, two assisted) … Texas: Made two tackles against the Longhorns (one solo, one assisted) … at Kansas State: Recorded two tackles, both being solo … Arkansas: Finished with four tackles and one pass breakup in the Liberty Bowl vs the Razorbacks.

2021 (RS-Fr.): Started on defense for the Jayhawks in eight games, while playing in all 12 on the year … Had 24 total tackles (21 solo and three assisted) … Made a career high and season high 65-yard interception return against Duke.

2020 (Fr.): Saw playing time in a third of the team’s nine games as a true freshman … Tallied a pair of tackles on defense in those three games, one each of the solo and assisted variety. Oklahoma State: Made his Jayhawk debut and registered a solo tackle against the Cowboys for the first stat of his collegiate career … at Kansas State: Saw playing time in the Dillons Sunflower Showdown without recording any statistics … at Oklahoma: Assisted on a tackle against the Sooners to bring his total tackles on the season to two.

High School: Rated a three star prospect by ESPN … Coached by head coach Scott Wilson at Mainland HS … Collected 46 total tackles and five interceptions as a senior … Registered 110 return yards on his five picks … Also tallied five pass breakups in 2019.

Personal: Son of Chenette Lord and Meiko Dotson … Brother, Meiko Dotson Jr., played at Garden City CC and is currently on the team at Florida Atlantic where he led the FBS in interceptions in 2019 with nine … Undecided on a major.