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Gotta Run It Back: WR Jahan Dotson Back for Senior Season

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Gotta. Run. It. Back.

NCAA Football: Ohio State at Penn State Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports

After mulling the options for his future, Jahan Dotson made the call the today: he’ll be returning to Penn State for his senior season.

A two-year starter for the Nittany Lions, Dotson brings back some much-needed experience for the wide receivers corps. More important than his experience though is that he is ridiculously good at football. Dotson had a breakout year for Penn State in 2020, finishing the nine-game season with 52 receptions for 884 yards and 8 touchdowns. With a full 12-game schedule expected hoped for in 2021, Dotson should smash those numbers, and will rightfully receive preseason All-America honors.

Dotson will return with his partner in crime, Parker Washington, to give Penn State its best wide receiver duo in some time. Rising sophomore KeAndre Lambert-Smith is hoping to make it a trio, and with a strong offseason, should see his role increase.

While Dotson’s play on the field is impressive, it’s clear he’ll be one of the leaders for the Nittany Lions in 2021. Dotson isn’t the loudest voice in the room, but when Penn State got out to a dreadful oh-fer start, Dotson rightfully called out the team.

From Tyler Donohue of Lions247:

“We’re not a good football team right now. We’ve gotta have everyone 100 percent bought in, and we’ve gotta work. Monday is a day off. We’ve gotta see every guy in the building. Literally from top to bottom, we’ve gotta see every guy in the building... We’ve gotta have everyone 100 percent bought in. We’re gonna see who really wants it. Who wants to be here, bought in. And if you don’t, there’s not time for that.”

As we know, Penn State ended up turning around their season, finishing the year on a four-game winning streak. You can be certain that Jahan Dotson, both on and off the field, was a big reason for that.

Welcome back, Jahan!