Alonzo Dotson returns for his fourth season with the New York Jets, the last three scouting the South East, after joining the organization as an area scout on the West Coast (2018). Prior to joining the Jets, he spent five seasons and six Drafts with the Green Bay Packers, working as a Midlands college scout, selecting players that helped the team to four playoff appearances, and three division titles.
Before working in the NFL, Dotson was a defensive quality control coach at the University of Houston, where he was responsible for working with the defensive line/ linebackers, coordinating the offensive scout team, identifying opposing personnel packages, and directly assisting the defensive coordinator/linebackers coach. In his two seasons on staff, the Cougars finished 18-8, including a perfect 13-0 season in 2011, the most wins in school history.
Dotson began his post-football career by working as an assistant under Texas High School Coaches Association Hall of Honor head coach Ray Seals at Houston Madison High School for two seasons.
Attending the University of Oklahoma (2004-07), Dotson played defensive end and was a member of four BCS Bowl teams and three Big 12 champion squads. Before that, he attended Alief Hastings (TX) HS in Houston, earning Player of the Year honors from the Houston Chronicle as a senior.
Named as one of the 30 Under 30: Sports by Forbes in 2015, Dotson earned a degree in Sociology and a minor in African-American studies from Oklahoma.
Uncle, Santana Dotson, was a defensive lineman for 10 seasons in the NFL, while his grandfather, Alphonse Dotson, spent five years as a defensive lineman in the AFL. Dotson married his wife, Holly, earlier this year.