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Crazy Stats That Put Jahan Dotson’s Dominance Into Perspective

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know that Jahan Dotson is having an incredible season. So far, he has totaled 80 catches, 993 receiving yards, and nine touchdowns en route to earning a Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week honor and a spot on the 2021 Maxwell Award watchlist.

He is arguably the best player on Penn State’s team and is now entering the conversation as one of the best wide receivers in program history.

To put his dominance into perspective, here are just a few statistics, milestones, and records that Dotson has racked up.

Jahan Dotson…

  • …has the second-most yards after catch over the last two years with 760 yards.
  • …set Penn State’s all-time record for most receiving yards in a single game with 242 against Maryland.
  • …has never dropped a pass of 20-plus yards (54 targets).
  • …has five or more receptions in 12 straight games, the longest active streak among FBS players.
  • …partnered with Sean Clifford to produce 21 touchdowns — the most of any active FBS QB/WR duo and the most of any Penn State duo.
  • …is the only Power Five receiver with 240 yards and three touchdowns in a single game.
  • …will be the first PSU receiver since Chris Godwin in 2015 to hit the one thousand yard mark, after seven more yards
  • …has a career 15.38 yards per catch rate, which ranks first among active Power Five receivers (minimum 160 targets)
  • …is the only Power Five player to ever compile 80 receptions, 990 yards, and nine touchdowns through 10 games.
  • …is the first Penn State player since Trace McSorley to have a song by Matty Fresh made for him.

Dotson will have another chance to build upon his star-making season when the Nittany Lions host Rutgers at Beaver Stadium at noon on Saturday, November 20.

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