33 Elijah Dotson
33 Elijah Dotson
Height: 6-0
Weight: 185
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Sacramento, Calif.
High School: Antelope HS
Position: RB
Experience: 2V
gp 7
yds 267
yds/g 38.1
td 2

First Team All-Big Sky (2018)

2018 Season

  • Named first team all-Big Sky and became the first Hornet running back to earn the honor since Charles Roberts in 2000.
  • Rushed for 1,154 yards which placed him seventh in school history.
  • Averaged 115.4 yards which was the third best all-time at Sacramento State.
  • His average of 6.2 yards per carry moved him into fifth place in school history.
  • Was the team’s leading scorer with nine rushing touchdowns and also paced the team with 1,314 all-purpose yards.
  • Had five consecutive 100-yard games in the middle of the season.
  • Started the streak with 234 yards and three touchdowns at Montana.
  • Followed with identical 149 yards and one touchdown performances against Cal Poly and Southern Utah.
  • Had 140 yards and a score against North Dakota and pushed his run to five consecutive games over 100 yards with 183 and a score against Portland State.
  • The stretch was the longest by a Hornet since Bryan Hilliard had six straight 100-yard games in 2010.
  • During the streak, he averaged 171.0 yards per game, 7.5 yards per rush and scored six touchdowns.
  • Had eight rushes of at least 25 yards, including six of 50 yards or longer.
  • Also caught 14 passes for 160 yards.
  • Had four receptions for 34 yards against Cal Poly.
  • Season long reception was 38 yards against both Northern Colorado and Portland State.

2017 Season

  • Showed his versatility as a true freshman, finishing the season with a team-best 1,017 all-purpose yards.
  • Rushed for 475 yards and five touchdowns, had 139 receiving yards and two scores and added 403 kickoff return yards.
  • Averaged 5.5 yards per carry during the season on 87 attempts.
  • Had a season high 124 rushing yards and two touchdowns against Northern Colorado.
  • Added 92 yards on the ground and a 24-yard touchdown in the Causeway Classic victory over UC Davis.
  • Caught a TD pass and rushed for another against Incarnate Word.
  • Averaged 17.4 yards per catch and 21.2 yards per kick return.
  • Had a 48-yard touchdown catch at Northern Arizona and a 44-yard reception in the win at Cal Poly.
  • Longest kick return was 70 yards against Weber State.

High School

  • A 2017 graduate of Antelope HS in Sacramento, Calif.
  • Named first team all-NorCal by Maxpreps.com and was a first team all-metro selection by The Sacramento Bee.
  • Voted the MVP of the Capital Valley Conference and was also a first team selection.
  • Set the Antelope single season record with 2,223 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns.
  • Team went 12-1 during his final season with only loss coming against Del Oro HS in the Sac-Joaquin Section Div. II semifinals.
  • Rushed for over 100 yards in 12 of the 13 games and averaged 171.0 yards per game.
  • Had four games with 200-plus yards, including a career high 287 against Grant HS in the second round of the playoffs.
  • Also caught 17 passes for 425 yards and seven touchdowns.
  • Finished the season with 3,031 all-purpose yards and scored 200 points (33 touchdown, one two-point conversion).
  • Defensively, he recorded 19 tackles with two interceptions and three pass breakups.
  • Rushed for 1,513 yards and 16 touchdowns as a junior where he also caught 10 passes for 145 yards and a TD.
  • Tallied 5,044 career all-purpose yards in 30 games.

Personal

  • Majoring in family and consumer science.
  • Father is Robert Dotson.
Recent Games
Sep 6 at Arizona State L, 19-7
Sep 14 Northern Colorado W, 50-0
Sep 21 at Fresno State L, 34-20
Oct 5 #22 Eastern Washington W, 48-27
Oct 12 at #6 Montana State W, 34-21
Oct 19 #5 Montana W, 49-22
Statistics category Overall Conf
Rushes 74 44
Yards 267 171
Yards per game 38.1 57.0
Yards per rush 3.6 3.9
Touchdowns 2 0
Fumbles 2 -
Fumbles lost 0 -
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Aug 31 Southern Oregon W, 77-19 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 6 at Arizona State L, 19-7 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 Northern Colorado W, 50-0 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 21 at Fresno State L, 34-20 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 #22 Eastern Washington W, 48-27 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at #6 Montana State W, 34-21 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 #5 Montana W, 49-22 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Cal Poly   - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 Weber State   - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 at Northern Arizona   - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Idaho   - - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 UC Davis   - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Aug 31 Southern Oregon W, 77-19 7 38 5.4 17 2 1 0
Sep 6 at Arizona State L, 19-7 11 32 2.9 8 0 1 0
Sep 14 Northern Colorado W, 50-0 7 17 2.4 5 0 - -
Sep 21 at Fresno State L, 34-20 5 9 1.8 7 0 - -
Oct 5 #22 Eastern Washington W, 48-27 16 102 6.4 23 0 - -
Oct 12 at #6 Montana State W, 34-21 16 28 1.8 8 0 - -
Oct 19 #5 Montana W, 49-22 12 41 3.4 9 0 - -
Oct 26 at Cal Poly   - - - - - - -
Nov 2 Weber State   - - - - - - -
Nov 9 at Northern Arizona   - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Idaho   - - - - - - -
Nov 23 UC Davis   - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Aug 31 Southern Oregon W, 77-19 4 72 18.0 59 1 1 0
Sep 6 at Arizona State L, 19-7 10 63 6.3 14 0 1 0
Sep 14 Northern Colorado W, 50-0 7 158 22.6 88 1 - -
Sep 21 at Fresno State L, 34-20 6 21 3.5 11 0 - -
Oct 5 #22 Eastern Washington W, 48-27 6 47 7.8 20 1 - -
Oct 12 at #6 Montana State W, 34-21 6 76 12.7 26 0 - -
Oct 19 #5 Montana W, 49-22 8 124 15.5 39 1 - -
Oct 26 at Cal Poly   - - - - - - -
Nov 2 Weber State   - - - - - - -
Nov 9 at Northern Arizona   - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Idaho   - - - - - - -
Nov 23 UC Davis   - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Aug 31 Southern Oregon W, 77-19 - - - - - 0
Sep 6 at Arizona State L, 19-7 - - - - - 0
Sep 14 Northern Colorado W, 50-0 - - - - - 0
Sep 21 at Fresno State L, 34-20 - - - - - 0
Oct 5 #22 Eastern Washington W, 48-27 - - - - - 0
Oct 12 at #6 Montana State W, 34-21 - - - - - 0
Oct 19 #5 Montana W, 49-22 - - - - - 0
Oct 26 at Cal Poly   - - - - - -
Nov 2 Weber State   - - - - - -
Nov 9 at Northern Arizona   - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Idaho   - - - - - -
Nov 23 UC Davis   - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Aug 31 Southern Oregon W, 77-19 - - - - - - - -
Sep 6 at Arizona State L, 19-7 - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 Northern Colorado W, 50-0 - - - - - - - -
Sep 21 at Fresno State L, 34-20 - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 #22 Eastern Washington W, 48-27 - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at #6 Montana State W, 34-21 - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 #5 Montana W, 49-22 - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Cal Poly   - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 Weber State   - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 at Northern Arizona   - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Idaho   - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 UC Davis   - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Aug 31 Southern Oregon W, 77-19 - - - - - 1 1 1.0 0 0
Sep 6 at Arizona State L, 19-7 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 Northern Colorado W, 50-0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 21 at Fresno State L, 34-20 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 #22 Eastern Washington W, 48-27 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at #6 Montana State W, 34-21 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 #5 Montana W, 49-22 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Cal Poly   - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 Weber State   - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 at Northern Arizona   - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Idaho   - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 UC Davis   - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gp rush rcv pr kr yds
Aug 31 Southern Oregon W, 77-19 1 38 72 1 - 111
Sep 6 at Arizona State L, 19-7 1 32 63 - - 95
Sep 14 Northern Colorado W, 50-0 1 17 158 - - 175
Sep 21 at Fresno State L, 34-20 1 9 21 - - 30
Oct 5 #22 Eastern Washington W, 48-27 1 102 47 - - 149
Oct 12 at #6 Montana State W, 34-21 1 28 76 - - 104
Oct 19 #5 Montana W, 49-22 1 41 124 - - 165
Oct 26 at Cal Poly   - - - - - -
Nov 2 Weber State   - - - - - -
Nov 9 at Northern Arizona   - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Idaho   - - - - - -
Nov 23 UC Davis   - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score pts rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm saf misc 2pt
Aug 31 Southern Oregon W, 77-19 18 2 1 - 0 - - - - - 0 -
Sep 6 at Arizona State L, 19-7 0 0 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 14 Northern Colorado W, 50-0 6 0 1 - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 21 at Fresno State L, 34-20 0 0 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 5 #22 Eastern Washington W, 48-27 6 0 1 - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 12 at #6 Montana State W, 34-21 0 0 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 19 #5 Montana W, 49-22 6 0 1 - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 26 at Cal Poly   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 Weber State   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 at Northern Arizona   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Idaho   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 UC Davis   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Aug 31 Southern Oregon W, 77-19 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 6 at Arizona State L, 19-7 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 Northern Colorado W, 50-0 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 21 at Fresno State L, 34-20 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 #22 Eastern Washington W, 48-27 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at #6 Montana State W, 34-21 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 #5 Montana W, 49-22 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Cal Poly   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 Weber State   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 at Northern Arizona   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Idaho   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 UC Davis   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
2017-18 11 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2018-19 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2019-20 7 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Total 28 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
2017-18 11 87 475 43.2 5.5 5 51 3 1
2018-19 10 185 1154 115.4 6.2 9 83 - -
2019-20 7 74 267 38.1 3.6 2 23 2 0
Total 28 346 1896 67.7 5.5 16 83 5 1
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
2017-18 11 8 0.7 139 12.6 17.4 2 48
2018-19 10 14 1.4 160 16.0 11.4 0 38
2019-20 7 47 6.7 561 80.1 11.9 4 88
Total 28 69 2.5 860 30.7 12.5 6 88
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
2017-18 11 - - - - - - - 0
2018-19 10 - - - - - - - 0
2019-20 7 - - - - - - - 0
Total 28 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
2017-18 11 - - - - - - - -
2018-19 10 - - - - - - - -
2019-20 7 - - - - - - - -
Total 28 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
2017-18 19 403 21.2 0 70 - - - - -
2018-19 - - - - - - - - - -
2019-20 - - - - - 1 1 1.0 0 0
Total 19 403 21.2 0 70 1 1 1.0 0 0
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
2017-18 11 475 139 - 403 1017 92.5
2018-19 10 1154 160 - - 1314 131.4
2019-20 7 267 561 1 - 829 118.4
Total 28 1896 860 1 403 3160 112.9
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
2017-18 42 3.8 5 2 0 - - - - - - 0
2018-19 54 5.4 9 0 - - - - - - - 0
2019-20 36 5.1 2 4 - 0 - - - - - 0
Total 132 4.7 16 6 0 0 - - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
2017-18 11 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2018-19 10 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2019-20 7 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Total 28 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
Total 7 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Conference 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Home 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Away 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Wins 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Losses 2 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
August 1 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
September 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
October 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 7 74 267 38.1 3.6 2 23 2 0
Conference 3 44 171 57.0 3.9 0 23 - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 4 42 198 49.5 4.7 2 23 1 0
Away 3 32 69 23.0 2.2 0 8 1 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 5 58 226 45.2 3.9 2 23 1 0
Losses 2 16 41 20.5 2.6 0 8 1 0
-
August 1 7 38 38.0 5.4 2 17 1 0
September 3 23 58 19.3 2.5 0 8 1 0
October 3 44 171 57.0 3.9 0 23 - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 7 47 6.7 561 80.1 11.9 4 88
Conference 3 20 6.7 247 82.3 12.3 2 39
Exhibition - - - - - - - -
-
Home 4 25 6.3 401 100.3 16.0 4 88
Away 3 22 7.3 160 53.3 7.3 0 26
Neutral - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 5 31 6.2 477 95.4 15.4 4 88
Losses 2 16 8.0 84 42.0 5.3 0 14
-
August 1 4 4.0 72 72.0 18.0 1 59
September 3 23 7.7 242 80.7 10.5 1 88
October 3 20 6.7 247 82.3 12.3 2 39
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 7 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 3 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 4 - - - - - - - 0
Away 3 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 5 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 2 - - - - - - - 0
-
August 1 - - - - - - - 0
September 3 - - - - - - - 0
October 3 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 7 - - - - - - - -
Conference 3 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 4 - - - - - - - -
Away 3 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 5 - - - - - - - -
Losses 2 - - - - - - - -
-
August 1 - - - - - - - -
September 3 - - - - - - - -
October 3 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Total - - - - - 1 1 1.0 0 0
Conference - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home - - - - - 1 1 1.0 0 0
Away - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins - - - - - 1 1 1.0 0 0
Losses - - - - - - - - - -
-
August - - - - - 1 1 1.0 0 0
September - - - - - - - - - -
October - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
Total 7 267 561 1 - 829 118.4
Conference 3 171 247 - - 418 139.3
Exhibition - - - - - 0 -
-
Home 4 198 401 1 - 600 150.0
Away 3 69 160 - - 229 76.3
Neutral - - - - - 0 -
-
Wins 5 226 477 1 - 704 140.8
Losses 2 41 84 - - 125 62.5
-
August 1 38 72 1 - 111 111.0
September 3 58 242 - - 300 100.0
October 3 171 247 - - 418 139.3
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
Total 36 5.1 2 4 - 0 - - - - - 0
Conference 12 4.0 0 2 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 36 9.0 2 4 - 0 - - - - - 0
Away 0 0.0 0 0 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 36 7.2 2 4 - 0 - - - - - 0
Losses 0 0.0 0 0 - - - - - - - 0
-
August 18 18.0 2 1 - 0 - - - - - 0
September 6 2.0 0 1 - - - - - - - 0
October 12 4.0 0 2 - - - - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 7 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Conference 3 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Home 4 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Away 3 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 5 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Losses 2 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
August 1 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
September 3 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
October 3 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -