The junior college transfer underwent hip surgery coach Lane Kiffin said he will probably miss the remainder of the season, coach Lane Kiffin said.
A member of FAU’s 2018 signing class, Dotson began his career at Georgia Tech, where he played as a freshman. He then transferred to Garden City Community College, where he played for former FAU assistant Jeff Sims.
At Garden City Dotson intercepted four passes in his eight games.
Dotson began fall camp as a second stringer, behind Shelton Lewis and Chris Tooley.
In the season-opening loss to No. 7 Oklahoma, Charles Pierre and Diashun Moss served as the second string corners.
A redshirt junior this season, Dotson still has at least one year of eligibility remaining. FAU could elect to petition the NCAA for a sixth year of eligibility.
FAU faces Air Force at 2 p.m. on Saturday for the Owls home opener.