Sophomore QB Kierra Harris Tosses Three TD Passes to Lead MSU's Offense
MSU's top returning receiver, Dotson will be looked upon for leadership and solid numbers this fall at the slot receiver position ... Had 14 catches for 170 yards in three scrimmages this spring, including a 29-yard grab in the Maroon and White Game (4/21/12).
2011: Started 2 of the last 3 games and played all 11 to finish second on the club with 22 receptions for 214 yards and a pair of touchdowns ... Averaged 9.7 yards per reception ... Had best game in the season finale with a career-high 7 receptions in win at Youngstown State (11/19/11) for a season-high 74 yards and two scores ... Earned MSU Offensive Player of the Week for the YSU game ... Had a season-long 32-yard reception at No. 12 Oregon (9/17/11) ... Had a 5-reception effort against South Dakota State (10/26/11) ... Was sixth on the team in all-purpose yards (302) and fourth in kickoff returns (6-for-85) ... Ranked 24th in the Valley in receptions per game (2.0).
2010: Started 10-of-11 games and finished second on the club in receptions (38) and yards (495) ... Had streak of 21 straight games with a reception snapped in season finale against North Dakota State (11/20/10) ... Had 6 catches in win over No. 18 Western Illinois (10/23/10) ... Posted 5 grabs for 103 yards and his only TD of the season in win over No. 20 Youngstown State (10/2/10) ... Also had a 12-yard carry against YSU ... Had at least 4 receptions in 7 contests ... Finished 13th in the MVFC in receptions per game (3.45) and 15th in receiving yards per game (45.0).
2009: Finished second on the squad in receptions (28) as a true freshman, behind All-American tight end Clay Harbor, and was the only Bear besides Harbor to have a reception in every game ... Named to Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Newcomer Team ... Started 7-of-11 games ... Had 7 multiple-reception games ... Ranked 17th in the MVFC in receptions per game ... Scored first career touchdown in home win over Murray State (9/19/09) ... Posted season-highs in receptions (5) and yards (38) in home win over Indiana State (11/7/09) ... Also had 38 receiving yards in Murray State game ... Tallied his only other touchdown of the year against Illinois State (10/31/09).
High School: Three-year starter and letterman at Kirby High in Memphis, Tenn. ... Averaged 20.4 yards per punt return as a senior, earning him all-region and All-Memphis Metro laurels ... Was also a prolific wide receiver, gathering in 37 passes for 709 yards (19.2 yards per reception) for Coach Chester Flowers' Cougars ... Accounted for 7 receiving touchdowns, 3 rushing touchdowns and a punt return score in 2008 ... Also played defensive back two seasons.
Personal: Cadarrius Dotson was born 10/25/90 in Memphis, Tenn. .... Son of Tabatha Boyd of Memphis ... Majoring in Fashion Merchandising.