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Glenn Dorsey

Glenn Dorsey during his tenure at LSU.
No. 72     Kansas City Chiefs
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: August 1, 1985 (1985-08-01) (age 24)
Place of birth: Gonzales, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 297 lb (135 kg)
Career information
College: Louisiana State
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
Debuted in 2008 for the Kansas City Chiefs
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2009
Tackles     100
Sacks     2.0
Interceptions     0
Stats at

Glenn Dorsey (born August 1, 1985 in Gonzales, Louisiana) is an American football defensive end for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Chiefs fifth overall in the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisiana State.


Early years

Dorsey attended East Ascension High School in Gonzales, Louisiana, 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, Dorsey was listed as the No. 5 defensive tackle prospect in the nation in 2004.[1]

College career

Dorsey played college football at Louisiana State. In 2004 as a true freshman, 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. At the end of the season he was named to the 2007 All-American team. 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 have won 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 second half of season with knee and tailbone injuries.


Awards and honors

Career statistics

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 8 1 0

Key: GP - games played; GS - games started; Tackles; AT - assisted tackles; TT - total tackles;
T/L - tackles for a loss; PD - passes deflected; Int - interceptions; Hurries; FF - forced fumbled; FR = fumble recovered.

Professional career

2008 NFL Draft

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 measureables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6-1½ * 297 lb * 5.12 ** 1.74 ** 2.98 ** 4.80 ** 7.52 ** 25½ in. ** 8'4" ** 27 ** 21 *

(* represents NFL Combine ** represents LSU Pro Day—3/26/2008) [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.

With the Chiefs shifting to a 3-4 defense under new head coach Todd Haley, Dorsey has switched positions to accommodate the scheme change, and he now plays defensive end.[6] Dorsey ended the 2009 season with 54 tackles and one sack.


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
LaMarr Woodley
Lombardi Award
Succeeded by
Brian Orakpo
Preceded by
Joe Thomas
Outland Trophy
Succeeded by
Andre Smith
Preceded by
James Laurinaitis
Nagurski Trophy
Succeeded by
Brian Orakpo


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