John "Kayo" Dottley

College Career

University of Mississippi (1947-1950)

• All-American halfback (’49)

• All-SEC, All-South (’49, ‘50)

• NCAA rushing champion; 208 carries; 1,312 yards; 14 touchdowns (’49)

• SEC scoring leader, 84 points (’49)

• Held SEC records for 1,312 net yards and 131.2 yards per game average until broken in ‘71

• Gained more than 200 yards in 4 different games

• North-South Shrine Game (’50)

• College All-Star Game (’51)

• Senior Bowl (’51)

• Ole Miss Team of the Century (’93)


Pro Football Career

Chicago Bears (1951-1953)

• NFL Rookie of the Year (’51)

• Two-time Pro Bowl Selection (’52, ‘53)


Did You Know?

The nickname “Kayo” came from the boxing term for knockout (K.O). Dottley’s father was a boxing trainer.

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