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Chiefs Draft DT Glenn Dorsey with First Pick

Posted Apr 26, 2008


1ST ROUND DRAFT SELECTION (5TH OVERALL)
DEFENSIVE TACKLE - LSU - 6-1 - 297 - BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA

OVERVIEW
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The most decorated player in the history of the school, Dorsey continued a recent tradition of Tigers defensive linemen earning first-team All-American honors, as at least one LSU player has received that honor since the 2000 season. The defensive tackle’s mantelpiece was certainly filled to capacity after the 2007 season, as the consensus All-American and Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year earned several prestigious awards. Despite constant double and triple team coverage Dorsey continued to dominate. He extended his string of at least one tackle made in his last 30 games, as he also walked away with the 2007 Nagurski Award, Lombardi Award, Outland Trophy and Lott Award, becoming the first player in school history to walk away with any of those post-season honors. Dorsey attended East Ascension High School, where he was rated among the nation’s top defensive linemen and one of the top three prospects in Louisiana. He was named a Parade All-American and rated the second-best prospect in Louisiana by Rivals.com. The Fox Sports Network South’s Countdown to Signing Day “All-South” first-team choice was also a member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100, Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen and New Orleans Times-Picayune’s Top 20 Blue-Chip lists. The senior defensive lineman was also named Louisiana’s Class 4A Defensive Player of the Year and was a first-team Class 4A All-State pick. Despite being sidelined for three games with an ankle injury, Dorsey registered 43 tackles (16 for losses), two sacks and a forced fumble as a senior. He had a stellar junior year, making over 100 tackles (12 for losses) and a dozen sacks. Dorsey enrolled at Louisiana State in 2004, appearing in eleven games, starting three times at left defensive tackle. He posted 18 tackles (6 solos) with two stops for losses and also recovered a fumble. He was listed second on the depth chart behind Claude Wroten at left tackle in 2005, starting vs. North Texas. He finished that campaign with 28 tackles (16 solos), three sacks and four stops behind the line of scrimmage. Dorsey took over the middle of the field for the Tigers, earning first-team All-American and All-Southeastern Conference honors in 2006. He started all thirteen games, lining up at left tackle for four contests and had nine other starts on the right side. He totaled 64 tackles (22 solos) with three sacks and 8.5 stops for losses. Dorsey was a battler throughout his final season. He ranked third on the team with 69 tackles (39 solos) and finished second on the squad with seven sacks and 12.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage. He also caused a fumble and deflected three passes. In 51 games at Louisiana State, Dorsey started 30 times (21 at left tackle, 9 at right tackle). He collected 179 tackles (83 solos) with thirteen sacks for minus 93 yards, 27 stops for losses of 123 yards and seven quarterback pressures. He caused and recovered a fumble and also deflected four passes.

CAREER NOTES
First player in school history to win the Nagurski Award, Lombardi Award, Outland Trophy and Lott Award, accomplishing that feat all in one season (2007)…Continued the school tradition of at least one defensive lineman earning first-team All-American honors since the 2000 season…Ranks eleventh in school history with 27 tackles behind the line of scrimmage…His seven sacks in 2007 rank tenth on the school’s season-record list.

2007 SEASON
Earned All-American first-team honors from The NFL Draft Report, Associated Press, American Football Coaches Association, Walter Camp Foundation, ESPN, The Sporting News, CBSSports.com, SI.com and Rivals.com…Recipient of the Nagurski Award, Lombardi Award, Outland Trophy and Lott Award, and was a finalist for the Bednarik Award…All Southeastern Conference first-team choice and named SEC Defensive Player of the Year by the league’s coaches…Earned SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors vs. South Carolina and Defensive Player of the Week accolades vs. Alabama…Started 13-of-14 games, lining up at left tackle mostly, but also started at right tackle vs. Kentucky, Auburn, Alabama, Louisiana Tech and Arkansas…Battled early in the season with a sore hamstring suffered in fall camp… Recorded 69 tackles (39 solos), with a career-high seven sacks for minus 45 yards and 12.5 stops for losses of 53 yards…Credited with four quarterback pressures, a forced fumble and three pass deflections…Led a unit that ranked 12th in the nation in run defense (106.07 ypg), 17th in scoring defense (19.93 ppg) and third in total defense (288.79 ypg), as the Tigers marched to the national championship.

2006 SEASON
Earned first-team All-American recognition from The NFL Draft Report, Associated Press, American Football Coaches Association, Sports Illustrated and CBSSportsline.com…All-SEC first-team choice by the league’s coaches and Associated Press…Named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week vs. Arizona and Auburn…Started all thirteen games, lining up at left tackle vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, Arizona, Tulane and Mississippi State while playing right tackle the rest of the year…Finished with 64 tackles (22 solos), three sacks for minus 25 yards, 8.5 stops for losses of 42 yards and one pressure…Part of a squad that ranked third in the nation in total defense (242.77 ypg) and fourth in scoring defense (12.62 ppg).

2005 SEASON
Spent the season second on the depth chart behind Claude Wroten at left defensive tackle, starting the North Texas clash…Registered 28 tackles (16 solos) with three sacks for minus 23 yards, four stops for losses of 24 yards and a quarterback pressure.

2004 SEASON
Appeared in eleven games, starting vs. Mississippi State, Georgia and Florida at left defensive tackle…Recorded 18 tackles (6 solos) with two stops for losses of 4 yards and a pressure…Recovered a fumble and deflected a pass.

HIGH SCHOOL
Attended East Ascension (Gonzalez, La.) High School, playing football for head coach Billy Beasley…Rated among the nation’s top defensive linemen and one of the top three prospects in Louisiana…Named a Parade All-American and rated the second-best prospect in Louisiana by Rivals.com…The Fox Sports Network South’s Countdown to Signing Day “All-South” first-team choice was also a member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100, Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen and New Orleans Times-Picayune’s Top 20 Blue-Chip lists…The senior defensive lineman was also named Louisiana’s Class 4A Defensive Player of the Year and was a first-team Class 4A All-State pick…Despite being sidelined for three games with an ankle injury, Dorsey registered 43 tackles (16 for losses), two sacks and a forced fumble as a senior…Had a stellar junior year, making over 100 tackles (12 for losses) and a dozen sacks.

PERSONAL
General Studies major…Dorsey is a player who also gives back to the community as he spends time speaking to youngsters in the Baton Rouge area and his hometown of Gonzales about the importance of staying in school…Also carries a theme of “dream big” when speaking to children. He says, “even if you’re from a small town, you can dream big and make things happen.”…Son of Sandra and Glenn Dorsey…Nicknamed “Putt”…Born Glenn Jamon Dorsey on 8/01/85 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana…Resides in Gonzales, Louisiana, called the Jambalaya (type of Cajun food) Capital of the World.