Letterwinner Shoutouts

We welcome the opportunity to highlight the accomplishments of our letterwinners and happily celebrate in their (your!) successes.  If you have a personal recognition you would like to share with us, please send us an email and tell us about it.  Join us as we congratulate these letterwinners on their noteworthy accomplishments.

Robert Strait- Football (1990-93)

Congratulations to former Baylor running back, Robert Strait, who was recently inducted into the Cuero Sports Hall of Fame.

Strait had 41 games of 100 yards or more rushing during his Cuero career, including five 300-yard games — that featured a career-best 356 yards — and nine 200-yard games. Strait was second all-time in career rushing yards when he left Cuero, and remains in the top 10 in the Texas high school record book in eight rushing or scoring categories.  His best season with Cuero came in his junior year when the Gobblers went 16-0 and won the state title.

Strait went on to play at Baylor where he lettered four years and rushed for 1,856 yards and 32 TDs.  After leaving Baylor, he had a brief stint in training camp with the Cleveland Browns.  Click here to read more about Strait’s accomplishments and induction into the Cuero Sports Hall of Fame.

Santana Dotson- Football (1988-91)

Former Baylor defensive tackle and consensus first-team All-American (1991), Santana Dotson, has been named as a member of the 2022 Class of Gridiron Legends by the TaxAct Texas Bowl Committee.  The honorees will be inducted at a special pregame ceremony during the 2022 TaxAct Texas Bowl game at NRG Stadium on Dec. 28.

In addition to Dotson, the 2022 class will feature Greater Houston High School Coaches Association Nominee Todd Dodge, Rio Hondo native and former Chicago Bear and Atlanta Falcon Roberto Garza, two-time Pro Bowler and New York Giants running back Rodney Hampton, former No. 1 overall pick and three-time Pro Bowl defensive end Ed “Too Tall” Jones, Pro Football Hall of Fame member Warren Moon, and former University of Houston and College Football Hall of Fame member Elmo Wright. 

Dotson attended Yates High School in Houston where he was part of the 1985 5A state championship team.  He then went on to Baylor where he was a three-year starter, finishing his career with 193 tackles, 18.0 sacks and four forced fumbles. He was a three-time all-conference pick and a consensus first-team All-American as a senior in 1991, when he had 60 tackles, 4.0 sacks and two blocked kicks. Dotson was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fifth round (132nd overall) of the 1992 NFL Draft, finishing second in the NFL Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year voting. He played in 152 games (129 starts) over a 10-year NFL career with the Buccaneers and Green Bay Packers, amassing 49.0 career sacks which included 13 tackles for loss, six fumble recoveries and 460 total tackles. In his first season with the Green Bay Packers in 1996, Dotson helped lead the team to victory in Super Bowl XXXI, a 35-21 triumph over the New England Patriots. Click here to read more about the 2022 Class of Gridiron Legends.

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