The average career length of NFL player is three years, so remaining in the league until at least age 30 is an accomplishment in itself. Playing in a starting role and considered to be one of the best in your age group is another accolade.

Demar Dotson – Photo by: PewterReport.com
Demar Dotson – Photo by: PewterReport.com

That’s where Bucs right tackle Demar Dotson finds himself now after Sports Illustrated’s Andy Benoit constructed the NFL’s all over age 30 team, and slotted Dotson as the starter.

Benoit has Dotson paired along with the Rams’ Andre Whitworth over on the left side of the line. At 33 years of age, Dotson is tied for the fourth oldest player amongst the starters. Here was Benoit’s assessment of both Dotson and Whitworth.

“Whitworth is a master technician as long as he wins off the snap, which is most of the time. He can also move back to his old right tackle position if need be, which is how we can get away with our backup, Castonzo, being purely a left tackle. Dotson is solid enough to block most defensive ends on an island, allowing us to get all five receivers out in routes.”

Dotson is the longest tenured Buccaneer on the current roster, spending 11 years in Tampa Bay going into this season. He’s started in 91 games in that time, while playing in a total of 115. Dotson will be going into a contract year this season.

You can see the rest of Benoit’s over 30 team here. 

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  1. Fingers crossed Dot can stay healthy this season. It would be nice if the longest tenured Buc could make the playoffs this year.

    Go Bucs!

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  2. He needs to have a good year I don’t like the depth or players behind him. This O line can be good I think, but razor thin at some spots.

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  3. He’s has been one of my favorite players for years. Great teammate and he has been a consistent above average player.

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  4. Dot is one of my favorite Bucs – bootstraps guy that brings his lunch pail to work every day. He’s been nicked up lately so hoping he’s able to stay healthy this season. Gruden did nice job with vets over 30 to not over work them in the off season, Joey Galloway comes to mind. Would help if BA took a page out of that book.

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  5. This man has come a long way since he tried out for the NFL and the Bucs without a pair or football cleats.

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  6. My prediction is that he goes in the Bucs RoH sooner than most people think.

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  7. I know the feelin’! I’m on PR’s Over 65 Team. Hope I don’t make the ROH any time soon. If ya know what I mean. lol. Doin’ great, hope ya’ll are too! Go Bucs!

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  8. Macabee, 73 and the time is a flying.

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  9. He’s a great Buc I was hoping to use a higher pick on his replacement?

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  10. Always been a fan of his- hope he can stay healthy this year. I get down to 1 game a year- he is a BIG dude in person

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