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Dorsey Named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week

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Dorsey Named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week

BATON ROUGE — LSU defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey has been named the Southeastern Conference Defensive Lineman of the Week following his performance in the Tigers’ 45-3 win over Arizona on Saturday.

The honor is the first of Dorsey’s career and the first for an LSU player this season.

Dorsey, a junior from Gonzales, La., registered four tackles and 1.5 tackles for a loss against the Wildcats. Dorsey combined with linebacker Darry Beckwith for a half sack in the first quarter against the Wildcats and he later added a tackle for a 7-yard loss.

In all, Dorsey helped a Tiger defense limit Arizona to only 35 yards rushing for the game and just 152 yards of total offense.

LSU’s defense also extended its streak of keeping the opponent out of the endzone to 14 quarters, which ranks as the nation’s longest current streak. LSU’s defense hasn’t allowed a touchdown since the second quarter of the Georgia contest a year ago.

Other SEC honors handed out on Monday include: quarterback Erik Ainge of Tennessee as the offensive player of the week; defensive end Charles Johnson of Georgia as the defensive player of the week; placekicker Leigh Tiffin of Alabama as the special teams player of the week; offensive guard Ben Grubbs of Auburn as the offensive lineman of the week; and wide receiver Percy Harvin of Florida as the freshman of the week.