Glenn Dorsey

Glenn Jamon Dorsey (born August 1, 1985) is an American football nose tackle who is currently a free agent. He played college football for Louisiana State University (LSU), received All-America honors twice, and was recognized as the top college defensive player of the 2007 season. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs with the fifth overall pick in the 2008 NFL draft.

Glenn Dorsey
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Dorsey with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2010
Free agent
Position:Nose tackle
Personal information
Born:August 1, 1985 (age 33)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:297 lb (135 kg)
Career information
High school:Gonzales (LA) East Ascension
College:LSU
NFL Draft:2008 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:321
Sacks:7.0
Forced fumbles:1
Fumble recoveries:4
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Early years

Dorsey was born in Gonzales, Louisiana. He attended East Ascension High School in Gonzales, where he was rated among the nation's top defensive linemen and one of the top three prospects in the state. He was named Louisiana’s 4A Defensive Player of the Year and a first-team 4A all-state selection. During his junior year, Dorsey had more than 100 tackles, and 12 sacks. As a senior, he missed three games due to an ankle injury, and finished the season with 43 tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble.

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Dorsey was listed as the No. 5 defensive tackle prospect in the nation in 2004.[1] Dorsey committed to Louisiana State on the eve of his junior season.

College career

Dorsey
Dorsey playing at LSU

Dorsey attended Louisiana State University, and played for coach Nick Saban and coach Les Miles's LSU Tigers football teams from 2004 to 2007. As a true freshman in the 2004 season, he started in 3 out of 12 games. On his first collegiate snap he recovered a fumble against Oregon State. He finished the year with 18 tackles.

In 2005, he started in 1 out of 13 games. He was among LSU's 4-player rotation at defensive tackle which included Claude Wroten and Kyle Williams. He finished the season with 28 tackles and 3 sacks.

In 2006, Dorsey was named to the 2006 All-American team and was All-SEC. He finished the season as the Tigers' third-leading tackler with 64 stops, including 8.5 for losses and three sacks. Dorsey was named the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week twice during the season.

In 2007, Dorsey started 13 of 14 games recording 69 tackles, 7 sacks, 12.5 tackles for loss, three passes defensed, and a forced fumble. He was also named the SEC Defensive Player of the Week twice during the season. Following the 2007 season, he was recognized as a unanimous first-team All-American. He also finished ninth in the 2007 voting for the Heisman Trophy,[2] receiving more votes than any other defensive player in the nation. In addition, Dorsey was awarded the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, the Outland Trophy, the Lott Trophy and the Lombardi Award, becoming the only player to win all four awards.[3] Dorsey was a member of LSU's 2007 BCS Championship team. He was a key component in LSU’s drive to the BCS national title despite playing the second half of the season with knee and tailbone injuries.

Awards and honors

Career statistics

Year Team GP GS TT Solo Ast TFL Sack PD INT FF FR Hurr BK TD
2004 LSU 11 3 18 6 12 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2005 LSU 13 1 28 16 10 4 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
2006 LSU 13 13 64 22 42 3 2 0 0 1 4 1 0
2007 LSU 14 13 69 39 30 12½ 7 3 0 1 0 4 0 0
Career 51 30 179 83 94 27 15 6 0 2 1 10 1 0

Professional career

Prior to the draft some NFL teams expressed concern over a lingering stress fracture Dorsey sustained in 2006. At the NFL Combine, Dorsey spent nearly ten hours getting examined at an Indianapolis hospital.[4]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 1 12 in
(1.87 m)
297 lb
(135 kg)
5.12 s 1.74 s 2.98 s 4.80 s 7.52 s 25 12 in
(0.65 m)
8 ft 4 in
(2.54 m)
27 reps 21
All values from LSU Pro Day (March 26, 2008) except height, weight, and Wonderlic from NFL Combine.[5]
Prior to the NFL Combine Dorsey had reported 40-yard times between 4.98–5.09 seconds.[5]

Kansas City Chiefs

Dorsey was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs fifth overall in the 2008 NFL Draft. On July 26, 2008, he signed a five-year, $51 million contract with $23 million guaranteed.

On November 8, he recorded his first career sack against San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers. He finished his rookie season with 46 tackles and one sack.

When the Chiefs shifted to a 3-4 defense under new head coach Todd Haley, Dorsey switched positions to accommodate the scheme change, and he played defensive end.[6] Dorsey started 14 of 15 games during the 2009 season and had 54 tackles and one sack. In 2010, he started all 16 games and had 69 tackles and two sacks. In 2011, Dorsey had 62 tackles, but no sacks.

San Francisco 49ers

On March 13, 2013, Dorsey signed a two-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers.[7][8] Dorsey was expected to be a reserve, but following the injury to starting nose tackle Ian Williams in week two, Dorsey took over the starting job. Dorsey signed a two-year extension with San Francisco on August 19, 2014.[9] On November 25, 2015, Dorsey was placed on injured reserve with a torn ACL, ending his career.

NFL statistics

Year Team GP Solo Ast Comb Sack FF FR TD PD
2008 KC 16 32 14 46 1.0 1 0 0 1
2009 KC 15 41 13 54 1.0 0 3 0 2
2010 KC 16 51 18 69 2.0 0 1 0 0
2011 KC 15 31 31 62 0.0 0 0 0 0
2012 KC 4 4 3 7 0.0 0 0 0 0
2013 SF 16 28 13 41 2.0 0 0 0 0
2014 SF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 SF 10 16 2 18 0 0 0 0 0
Career 92 203 94 297 6.0 1 4 0 3

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Activism

He promoted animal protection for PETA.[11]

References

  1. ^ "Rivals.com Defensive tackles 2004". Rivals.com. January 13, 2004.
  2. ^ "Long Finishes 10th in Heisman Voting". VirginiaSports.com. December 8, 2007. Retrieved January 12, 2007.
  3. ^ "LSU's Dorsey beats out Ohio State's Laurinaitis for trophy". ESPN.com. December 3, 2007. Retrieved December 4, 2007.
  4. ^ CBSnews.com
  5. ^ a b "Glen Dorsey". NFL Draft Scout.com. February 29, 2008. Retrieved April 19, 2009.
  6. ^ "Training Camp Battles: KC Chief Style". Arrowhead Pride. May 24, 2009.
  7. ^ "Glenn Dorsey era over in Kansas City". ESPN.com.
  8. ^ Hanzus, Dan (March 13, 2013). "Glenn Dorsey signs San Francisco 49ers contract". NFL.com. Retrieved January 6, 2016.
  9. ^ Glenn Dorsey, San Francisco 49ers reach two-year deal
  10. ^ "Glenn Dorsey Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  11. ^ "Glenn Dorsey Films TV Campaign For PETA". LookToTheStars.org. December 28, 2011. Retrieved May 14, 2018.

External links

2006 All-SEC football team

The 2006 All-SEC football team consists of American football players selected to the All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) chosen by the Associated Press (AP) and the conference coaches for the 2006 college football season.

The Florida Gators won the conference, beating the Arkansas Razorbacks 38 to 28 in the SEC Championship. The Gators then won a national championship, defeating the Big Ten champion Ohio State Buckeyes 41 to 14 in the BCS National Championship Game.

Arkansas running back Darren McFadden, a unanimous selection by both AP and the coaches, was voted the AP SEC Offensive Player of the Year. Ole Miss linebacker Patrick Willis, a unanimous selection by the coaches, was voted AP SEC Defensive Player of the Year.

2006 College Football All-America Team

The 2006 College Football All-America Team is composed of the following All-American Teams: Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, American Football Coaches Association, Walter Camp Foundation, The Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, Pro Football Weekly, CBS Sports, ESPN, College Football News, Rivals.com, and Scout.com.

The College Football All-America Team is an honor given annually to the best American college football players at their respective positions. The original usage of the term All-America seems to have been to such a list selected by football pioneer Walter Camp in the 1890s. The NCAA officially recognizes All-Americans selected by the AP, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, and the WCFF to determine Consensus All-Americans.

2007 All-SEC football team

The 2007 All-SEC football team consists of American football players selected to the All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) chosen by the Associated Press (AP) and the conference coaches for the 2007 college football season.

The LSU Tigers won the conference, beating the Tennessee Volunteers 21 to 14 in the SEC Championship Game. The Tigers then won a national championship, defeating the Big Ten champion Ohio State Buckeyes 38 to 24 in the BCS National Championship Game.

Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, AP selection, won Heisman Trophy, the first sophomore to do so. He also won the AP SEC Offensive Player of the Year. Arkansas running back Darren McFadden, a unanimous selection by both the AP and the coaches and repeat winner of the Doak Walker Award as the nation's top running back, was the coaches Offensive Player of the Year. LSU defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey, a unanimous selection by both the AP and the coaches, was the unanimous Defensive Player of the Year. He also won the Lombardi Award and Nagurski Trophy.

2007 College Football All-America Team

The 2007 College Football All-America Team is composed of the following All-American Teams: Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, American Football Coaches Association, Walter Camp Foundation, The Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, Pro Football Weekly, ESPN, CBS Sports, College Football News, Rivals.com, and Scout.com. The College Football All-America Team is an honor given annually to the best American college football players at their respective positions. The original usage of the term All-America seems to have been to such a list selected by football pioneer Walter Camp in the 1890s. The NCAA officially recognizes All-Americans selected by the AP, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, and the WCFF to determine Consensus and Unanimous All-Americans.

2007 LSU Tigers football team

The 2007 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University during the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season. It won the Southeastern Conference (SEC) championship and the national championship–their third claimed national championship and fourth recognized by the NCAA and the college football community.The team's head coach was Les Miles, who entered his third year at the helm. They were led on the field by senior quarterback Matt Flynn and senior defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey, a two-time All-American and winner of multiple national trophies and awards. They played their home games at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The team overcame two triple-overtime losses and four other close games to become the first two-time Bowl Championship Series (BCS) national champion ever. On their way to the BCS national championship, the Tigers won their tenth SEC championship by defeating Tennessee in the SEC Championship Game.

The Tigers finished the season having earned the Southeastern Conference championship trophy, the Grantland Rice Award, the MacArthur Trophy, the Associated Press Trophy and the AFCA National Championship Trophy.

2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season

The 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season was the highest level of college football competition in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

The regular season began on August 30, 2007 and ended on December 1, 2007. The postseason concluded on January 7, 2008 with the BCS National Championship Game in New Orleans, where the #2-ranked LSU Tigers defeated the #1 Ohio State Buckeyes to win their second BCS and third overall national title.

For just the second time in the Bowl Championship Series era, no FBS team finished the season undefeated. Kansas was the only team from a BCS automatic-qualifying conference to finish the entire season with just one loss.

Arik Armstead

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Bronko Nagurski Trophy

The Bronko Nagurski Trophy has been awarded annually since 1993 to the collegiate American football player adjudged by the membership of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) to be the best defensively in the National Collegiate Athletic Association; the award is presented by the Charlotte Touchdown Club and the FWAA. The award is named for Bronko Nagurski, who played football for the University of Minnesota and the Chicago Bears.

Dorsey (surname)

Dorsey is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Anne Hanson Dorsey, American novelist

Arnold George Dorsey, birth name of British-American singer Engelbert Humperdinck

Candas Jane Dorsey, Canadian poet and science fiction novelist

Clement Dorsey, Maryland state house of delegates; Maryland state senate; U.S. Representative from Maryland

Dana A. Dorsey, South Florida's first African-American millionaire, businessman, banker, and philanthropist

Dean Dorsey, Canadian football player

Decatur Dorsey, American Civil War hero

Ella Loraine Dorsey (1853–1935), American author, journalist, translator

Frank Joseph Gerard Dorsey, Democrat; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania

George Amos Dorsey, U.S. ethnologist

George Washington Emery Dorsey, Republican; U.S. Representative from Nebraska

Glenn Dorsey, Defensive Lineman for Kansas City

Hugh Manson Dorsey, Democrat; Governor of Georgia

Ida Dorsey (1866–1918), American madam

Issan Dorsey, born Tommy Dorsey, Jr., zen priest

Jack Dorsey, Executive Chairman of Twitter and founder and CEO of Square

James Owen Dorsey, American ethnologist, linguist, and missionary

Joey Dorsey, collegiate basketball player for the Memphis Tigers

John Dorsey (American football) (born 1960), American football player and administrator

John Lloyd Dorsey, Jr., Democrat; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Kentucky

John M. Dorsey, author and professor of psychiatry

Ken Dorsey, quarterback on the NFL's Cleveland Browns

Lee Dorsey, African-American pop singer of the 1960s

Michael K. Dorsey, American public intellectual, writer and scholar; former Sierra Club board member

Norbert Dorsey (1929–2013), American Roman Catholic bishop

Sarah Anne Ellis Dorsey, American author and benefactor of Jefferson Davis

Stephen Wallace Dorsey, Republican; U.S. Senator from Arkansas

Thomas A. Dorsey, gospel music musician

Tim Dorsey, American crime novelist

Troy Dorsey, American boxer and kickboxer

Tyler Dorsey (born 1996), Greek–American basketball player

Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb, American politician from Louisiana

The Dorsey Brothers, big band / orchestra led by:

Tommy Dorsey, jazz trombonist in the Big Band era

Jimmy Dorsey, jazz clarinetist, saxophonist and big band leader

East Ascension High School

East Ascension High School, commonly referred to as EA, is a high school in Gonzales, Louisiana, United States. It is within the Ascension Parish School Board.

As of 2010, the principal is Traci McCorkle, the associate principal is Lauren Lambert Avery, and the four assistant principals are Kim Uzee, Walter Traveler, Allison Brigniac, and Tracy Swacker. The school mascot is the spartan, and the school colors are royal blue and gold. The school newspaper is The Spartan Lance, a member of the High School National Ad Network. Gonzales Middle School and Central Middle School feed into EA.

Gonzales, Louisiana

Gonzales is a small city in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 9,781. Known as the "Jambalaya Capital of the World", it is famous for its annual Jambalaya Festival, which was first held in 1968. Stephen "Steve" F. Juneau came up with the idea for the Jambalaya Festival and served as the first president of the Jambalaya Festival Association.

LSU Tigers football

The LSU Tigers football program, also known as the Fighting Tigers, represents Louisiana State University in the sport of American football. The Tigers compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC).

LSU ranks 16th most in victories in NCAA Division I FBS history and claims three National Championships (1958, 2003 and 2007), 15 conference championships, and 35 consensus All-Americans. As of the beginning of the 2018 NFL season, 40 former LSU players were on active rosters in the NFL, the second most of any college program.The team plays in Tiger Stadium and Ed Orgeron is the head coach.

List of LSU Tigers football All-Americans

A College Football All-America Team is selected annually by various organizations to recognize each season's most outstanding players at each position. Certain organizations are recognized by the NCAA as "official" selectors, whose teams are used to determine consensus and unanimous All-Americans. The LSU Tigers football team has had 34 players recognized as consensus All-Americans, with nine of those being unanimous selections. Gaynell Tinsley was LSU's first consensus (1935) and unanimous (1936) All-American. Four LSU players have been recognized as consensus All-Americans twice: Tinsley, Billy Cannon, Tommy Casanova, and Charles Alexander. Cannon is the only LSU player to be unanimously selected twice, doing so in 1958 and 1959. Casanova is widely considered LSU's only three-time All-American; he was named a first-team All-American by at least one selector in 1969, 1970, and 1971.

Lombardi Award

The Lombardi Award is awarded by the Lombardi Foundation annually to the best college football player, regardless of position, based on performance, as well as leadership, character, and resiliency. From 1970 until 2016 the award was presented by Rotary International specifically to a lineman or linebacker. The Lombardi Award program was approved by the Rotary International club in Houston in 1970 shortly after the death of famed National Football League coach Vince Lombardi. The committee outlined the criteria for eligibility for the award, which remained in place until 2016: A player should be a down lineman on either offense or defense or a linebacker who lines up no further than five yards deep from the ball.The voting electorate is made up of the head coaches from all NCAA Division I schools, sports media personnel from across the country, and former winners and finalists of the Lombardi Award. The total number of voters is approximately 500. Ohio State University holds the record for most Lombardi awards with six. Orlando Pace, the only two-time winner (1995 and 1996), is the most recent offensive lineman to be honored.

The main part of the trophy used to be a block of granite, paying homage to Lombardi's college days at Fordham University as an offensive lineman when his offensive line was referred to as the "Seven Blocks of Granite". A new trophy designed by Texas sculptor Edd Hayes replaced the original block of granite.

Lott Trophy

The Lott IMPACT Trophy is presented annually to the college football defensive IMPACT player of the year. IMPACT is an acronym for: Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community, and Tenacity. The award purports to equally recognize the personal character of the winning player as well as his athletic excellence. The award selection is voted on by members of the national media, previous finalists, the board of directors of the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation. The award is named in honor of College Football Hall of Fame and Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive back, Ronnie Lott.

Outland Trophy

The Outland Trophy is awarded to the best college football interior lineman in the United States as adjudged by the Football Writers Association of America. It is named after John H. Outland. One of only a few players ever to be named an All-American at two positions, Outland garnered consensus All-America honors in 1898 as a tackle and consensus honors as a halfback in 1899. Outland had always contended that football tackles and guards deserved greater recognition and conceived the Outland Trophy as a means of providing this recognition. In 1988, Jim Ridlon was commissioned to design and sculpt the Outland Trophy. A member of the National College Football Awards Association, the award has become one of college football's most prestigious.

SEC Football Legends

SEC Football Legends is an annual award program of the Southeastern Conference designed to honor outstanding former college football players from each of the conference's fourteen member institutions. Begun in 1994, the Legends Dinner featuring video highlights of each honoree's career is one of various events of the week leading up to the SEC Championship Game. The honorees are also recognized at halftime of the game.

Shawn Nelson (American football)

Shawn Nelson (born October 5, 1985) is a former American football tight end. Nelson was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Southern Mississippi.

Nelson has also been a member of the New York Jets.

Troy Dorsey

Troy Glenn Dorsey (born November 19, 1962) is an American former boxer and kickboxer who competed in the bantamweight, featherweight and lightweight divisions. Known predominantly for his indominatable spirit, amazing physical endurance and a propensity to hammer an opponent with a withering constant barrage of punches, Dorsey began his martial arts training in karate and taekwondo at the age of ten before later making the switch to full contact kickboxing where he was a three-time world champion as well as a gold medalist the WAKO Amateur World Championships in both 1985 (London) and 1987 (Munich). He began dedicating himself to boxing in 1989 and would win the IBF World Featherweight Championship and IBO World Super Featherweight Championship before retiring in 1998.

Glenn Dorsey–awards, championships, and honors

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