Penn State football great Jahan Dotson to appear at Lehigh Valley alumni event

Headshot of Jahan Dotson

Former Penn State football standout and current NFL wide receiver Jahan Dotson will return to the Lehigh Valley on Saturday, July 16, for a youth camp and an event co-sponsored by the Penn State Lehigh Valley Alumni Society. 

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CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — Former Penn State football star and current NFL wide receiver Jahan Dotson will return to the Lehigh Valley this weekend for two special events.

On Saturday, July 16, Dotson will host “A Night of Football with Jahan Dotson” from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Charles Chrin Community Center in Palmer Township. Sponsored by Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), the free youth football camp is open to children in grades six through nine and also will feature current Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford, offensive lineman Nick Dawkins, and defensive end Jake Wilson.

More than 250 kids have registered for the camp, which, in addition to Dotson and the other players, will include local coaches volunteering their time. Dotson currently serves as an LVHN “Impact Athlete.”

Following the camp, Dotson and the other players will appear at an event hosted by the Penn State Lehigh Valley Alumni Society from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Clubhouse Grille in Bethlehem. Attendees will have the chance to take photos with the players, as well as receive a signed photo of Dotson.

Admission to the event, which is in partnership with LVHN Orthopedic Institute, is $25, and includes refreshments. Those interested in attending can register here

After graduating from Nazareth Area High School, Dotson went on to one of the most storied careers in Penn State football history. The program’s all-time leader in punt return average, he’s tied for second all time in career receptions and receiving touchdowns, and is fourth all time in receiving yards. He is one of 10 Nittany Lions with more than 2,000 career receiving yards, and had 11 career 100-yard receiving games, ranking second all time in that category.

Earlier this year, Dotson was selected in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Washington Commanders. This fall, he’ll make his pro debut.

Like Dotson, Dawkins and Wilson are Lehigh Valley natives. Dawkins attended Parkland High School, while Wilson went to Nazareth.