Earl Dotson was a consensus All-American at Texas A&M-Kingsville in 1991 and 1992, earning recognition from the Associated Press, the American Football Coaches Association and Football Gazette. He was the Lone Star Conference Lineman of the Year as a senior and was All-Lone Star Conference. He helped lead the Javelinas to the NCAA playoffs in 1992. He was the first offensive lineman to be a finalist for the Harlon Hill Trophy when he finished seventh in the 1992 voting. He is now one of just two offensive linemen to achieve that distinction in the 21-year history of the award. He is the also the first offensive lineman inducted into the Division II Football Hall
of Fame. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers and gained a starting role in the second game of his career. He was the starting tackle on the 1997 Super Bowl Championship team and his 10-year NFL career included two Super Bowls and 12 playoff games. He played in 120 games for the Packers from 1993-2002. In 1997 he was selected for the NCAA Division II Team of the Quarter Century.