CHATTANOOGA: Two-time All-American ... two-time finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award and made the Watch List again as a senior ... UTC’s first three-time First Team All-Southern Conference performer since Jacob Burney (1978-80) ... 296 career tackles is eighth all-time at UTC ... 12th in career tackles among active players in the FCS ... saw action in 43 games with 34 starts ... four-time SoCon Defensive Player of the Week ... 11 career games with 10+ tackles.
2013 • SENIOR SEASON: First Team All-Southern Conference by the league’s coaches ... leads the team with 82 tackles ... tied for team-high with nine tackles against UT Martin ... two hurries and a breakup at Georgia State ... sack against Furman was his first since 2011 ... named SoCon Defensive Player of the Week after posting a game-high and season-high 13 tackles, including one for loss ... 10 stops at Appalachian State ... nine tackles, including 2.5 TFLs against Wofford ... game-sealing INT against the Terriers ... 70-yard pick-6 at Samford ... The Sports Network second team Preseason All-American ... Phil Steele third team Preseason All-American ... Buck Buchanan Award Watch List as a senior ... first team Preseason All-Southern Conference.
2012 • JUNIOR SEASON: Named to The Sports Network FCS All-American 3rd Team ... College Sports Madness FCS Football All-American 3rd Team ... First Team All-SoCon ... led the team with 94 tackles ... nine stops against Elon ... team-high 10 tackles at Wofford ... career-high 16 tackles against Georgia Southern ... also forced a fumble against the Eagles ... team-high 11 tackles vs. Samford ... game-high and season-high 13 against Appalachian State ... team-high eight tackles, TFL and QBH at USF ... three tackles, including one for loss, and a forced fumble at JSU ... interception against Glenville State ... named to the Buck Buchanan Award Watch List where he finished 19th in the national voting ... Sports Network Preseason FCS All-American Second Team ... College Sporting News Preseason All-American Second Team ... Preseason All-Southern Conference First Team ... named to the CFPA Linebackers Watch List.
2011 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: First Team Sports Network/Fathead.com All-American ... First Team All-SoCon ... finished 25th in the national voting for the Buck Buchanan Award ... back-to-back SoCon Defensive Player of the Week after Eastern Kentucky and Jacksonville State ... took the honor a third time following the Elon game ... first Moc with three POWs since QB Chris Sanders in 1999 ... also named SoCon Player of the Month for September ... set career-marks for tackles in a game five times ... second on the team with 98 tackles ... fourth in the league with 15.5 TFLs ... tied for No. 3 in the nation with five forced fumbles ... two defensive scores this season, including a 30-yard pick-6 in the fourth quarter against JSU and a 43-yard fumble return at Samford ... career-high 15 tackles, including 2.5 for loss, at Elon ... also forced a fumble against the Phoenix ... tied a career-high with three TFLs against Western Carolina ... seven tackles, all solos, at Georgia Southern ... 12 tackles against The Citadel ... 11 tackles at Appalachian State ... game-high 10 tackles, including three for a loss, at Eastern Kentucky ... three of those tackles and his QBH were on third-down stops ... made five tackles, forced a fumble, broke up a pass and recorded a QBH against the Gamecocks ... got the start at Nebraska and responded with seven tackles, two TFLs and a PBU.
2010 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in 10 games ... started the season finale at Wofford ... career-high nine tackles vs. the Terriers ... finished with 32 tackles, 24 solo.
2009 • REDSHIRT SEASON: Sat out the year as a redshirt.
HIGH SCHOOL: All-region linebacker from Carrollton High School in Carrollton, Ga...three-year letter winner for former Chattanooga Moc Rayvan Teague who is the head coach of the Trojans...helped guide Carrollton to a 31-6 mark over the last three years...earned second team all-region honors as a sophomore and first team recognition his last two years with the Trojans...recorded 25 tackles and two interceptions as a senior...had 60 rushes for 305 yards on the offensive side of the ball...lettered in basketball his sophomore and junior years.
PERSONAL: Full name is Weslyan Jay Dothard...born Jan. 13, 1991...son of Brenda and Jimmy Dothard...has an older brother, J.D., who played at UTC from 2008-11...graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice in May 2014.
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