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Dorsey's Awards Tour Travels to Houston

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Dorsey's Awards Tour Travels to Houston

BATON ROUGE — The Glenn Dorsey Award Tour heads to Houston on Wednesday night as the LSU senior will take part in the Lombardi Trophy Gala at the Hilton Americas Hotel.

Dorsey is one of four finalists for the Lombardi Trophy, which is given annually to the top interior lineman ? offense or defense ? who, in addition to displaying outstanding performance and ability, best exemplifies the character and discipline of Vince Lombardi.

Other finalists for the 2007 Lombardi Award include Ohio State linebacker James Laurinaitis, Virginia defensive end Chris Long and Michigan offensive lineman Jake Long.

On Monday night, Dorsey was named the winner of the Bronko Nagurski Award, which goes to the nation’s top defensive player, in Charlotte, N.C.

After Wednesday’s event in Houston, Dorsey will then travel to Orlando, Fla., for the ESPN College Football Awards Show. Dorsey will be joined in Orlando by LSU safety Craig Steltz, who is a finalist for the Thorpe Award.

Dorsey is also scheduled to be in Los Angeles on Sunday for the Lott Trophy Dinner.

Dorsey, who has already been named as a first team All-America by the America Football Coaches Association, is a finalist for a total of five national awards. In addition to the Nagurski Trophy and the Lombardi Award, Dorsey is also a finalist for the Outland, Lott and Bednarik Awards.

Dorsey is the undisputed leader for the second-ranked and SEC Champion Tigers. Behind the play of Dorsey, the Tigers posted an 11-2 overall mark and will play Ohio State for the BCS National Championship on January 7 in New Orleans.

Despite being slowed for the last month of the season with a knee  and back injuries, Dorsey has still managed to record 64 tackles, 11.5 tackles for losses and six sacks for a Tiger defense that ranks No. 3 in the nation in yards allowed.

Dorsey is the first LSU player since Ronnie Estay in 1971 to make the list of finalists for the Lombardi Award.

Founded in the weeks following the 1970 death from cancer of legendary football coach Vince Lombardi, the Rotary Lombardi Award has consistently delivered upon the mission set forth by Marie Lombardi when she granted the use of her late husband’s name. Her only stipulation was that all net proceeds from the event be donated to the American Cancer Society.