With almost 1,200 career rushing yards on less than 200 carries, Abilene High’s Phonzo Dotson is well past the point of proving that he’s a dynamic running back.
But after having each of his first two varsity seasons derailed by a series of nagging injuries that have limited his playing time and impact, he’s ready to prove as a senior that he can stay on the field enough to maximize his considerable talents.
A victim of bad luck more than anything else, Dotson was limited by a concussion and high ankle sprain to just 69 carries as a sophomore. And last year as a junior, more lower leg issues kept him from having the breakout campaign he was on pace early to have.
Now fully healthy and well rested, thanks in part to a pandemic that shut down all spring sports, Dotson is looking to have a season to remember this fall.