Dorsey Again Named to AFCA All-America Team

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Dorsey Again Named to AFCA All-America Team

BATON ROUGE — LSU defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey became just the ninth two-time first-team All-America selection in school history on Thursday when he was named to the 2007 American Football Coaches All-America Team, the AFCA announced.

Dorsey, who was also a member of the 2006 AFCA All-America team, is one of four players from across the country to repeat as a first-team member this year. Other first team selections this year that also appeared on the 2006 All-America team include: Arkansas running back Darren McFadden, Michigan offensive lineman Jake Long, and San Jose State defensive back Dwight Lowery.

In addition to his first-team All-America honor, Dorsey is a finalist for a total of five national awards ? the Outland, the Nagurski, the Bednarik, the Lombardi and the Lott. Dorsey is the first player in LSU history to make the finalist cut for five national awards in the same season.

Dorsey, a senior from Gonzales, La., is the undisputed leader of an LSU defense that ranks among the top 10 in the nation in three categories, including a No. 3 rating in total defense. The Tigers are also either first or second in the Southeastern Conference in a total of five defensive categories, which includes leading the league in total defense and pass efficiency defense.

Through 12 games, the Tigers are allowing 278.9 yards per game and 20.1 points per contest. LSU’s defense has pitched two shutouts this year and has held five of its 12 opponents to 10 points or less.

In 12 games this year, Dorsey has recorded 61 tackles, third-highest total on the team. He’s also registered 11.5 tackles for losses, six sacks and four quarterback hurries. As a unit, LSU’s defense has come up with 32 sacks and forced a total of 31 turnovers.

In his four years with the Tigers, Dorsey has recorded 171 tackles, 26 tackles for losses and 12 sacks. More importantly, Dorsey has been a part of an LSU defense that has ranked among the top three in the nation in terms of yards allowed each of the past four years.

In 2004, the Tigers were No. 3 nationally, allowing 256.9 yards per game, followed by a No. 3 rating in 2005 (266.8 yards per game), 2006 (242.8 yards per game) and this year.

Dorsey is the first Tiger since Corey Webster in 2003 and 2004 to be named first-team All-America in back-to-back years. LSU defensive back Tommy Casanova is the only player in school history to earn first-team All-America honors three times. Casanova earned his All-America honors in 1969, 1970 and 1971.

Other two-time first-team All-Americas in LSU history include: end Gaynell Tinsley (1935-36), center Moose Stewart (1935-36), halfback Billy Cannon (1958-59), linebacker Warren Capone (1972-73), running back Charles Alexander (1977-78), split end Wendell Davis (1986-87), and Corey Webster (2003-04).

2007 AFCA Coaches’ All-America Team
Offense
Pos Name, Cl., School, Coach, Hometown
WR Michael Crabtree, Fr., Texas Tech,  Mike Leach,  Dallas, Texas
WR Jordy Nelson,  Sr., Kansas St., Ron Prince, Riley, Kan.
TE Martin Rucker,  Sr., Missouri, Gary Pinkel,  St. Joseph, Mo.
OL Jake Long*, Sr., Michigan,  Lloyd Carr, Lapeer, Mich.
OL Kirk Barton,  Sr., Ohio St.,  Jim Tressel, Massillon, Ohio
C Steve Justice, Sr., Wake Forest, Jim Grobe,  Port Orange, Fla.
OL Duke Robinson, Jr., Oklahoma, Bob Stoops, Atlanta, Ga.
OL Ryan Clady,  Jr., Boise St., Chris Petersen, Rialto, Calif.
QB Matt Ryan, Sr., Boston College, Jeff Jagodzinski Exton, Pa.
RB Darren McFadden*, Jr., Arkansas,  Houston Nutt,  Little Rock, Ark.
RB Jonathan Stewart, Jr., Oregon,  Mike Bellotti, Lacey, Wash.

Defense
Pos Name, Cl., School, Coach, Hometown
DL Glenn Dorsey*, Sr., LSU, Les Miles,  Gonzales, La.
DL Chris Long, Sr., Virginia, Al Groh, Ivy, Va.
DL George Selvie, So.,  South Florida,  Jim Leavitt, Pensacola, Fla.
DL Sedrick Ellis,  Sr., USC, Pete Carroll,  Chino, Calif.
LB James Laurinaitis, Jr., Ohio St.,  Jim Tressel, Hamel, Minn.
LB Xavier Adibi,  Sr., Virginia Tech,  Frank Beamer,  Hampton, Va.
LB J Lemen,  Sr., Illinois,  Ron Zook,  Champaign, Ill.
DB Dwight Lowery*, Sr., San Jose St.,  Dick Tomey,  Santa Cruz, Calif.
DB Aqib Talib, Jr., Kansas,  Mark Mangino, Richardson, Texas
DB Brandon Flowers, Sr., Virginia Tech,  Frank Beamer,  Delray Beach, Fla.
DB Mike Jenkins, Sr., South Florida,  Jim Leavitt, Bradenton, Fla.

Specialists
Pos Name, Cl., School, Coach, Hometown
P Chris Miller,  Jr., Ball St., Brady Hoke,  Libertyville, Ill.
PK Taylor Mehlhaff,  Sr., Wisconsin, Brett Bielema,  Aberdeen, S.D.
AP DeSean Jackson,  Jr., California, Jeff Tedford,  Long Beach, Calif.