Dorsey Named to 2020 College Football HOF Class
BATON ROUGE – Glenn Dorsey, the most decorated defensive player in LSU history, has been named to the 2020 College Football Hall of Fame Class, the National Football Foundation announced on Wednesday.
Dorsey, who starred on LSU’s 2007 national championship team, will officially be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame on December 8, 2020 at the NFF Annual Awards Dinner in New York City.
Dorsey is joined in the 2020 Class by 16 other players along with two coaches – Dick Sheridan and Andy Talley.
“This means the world to me,” Dorsey said on Wednesday morning. “I can’t thank LSU and my hometown of Gonzales enough for all of their support. We did this together. LSU gave me a chance that ended up changing my life. I can’t express how thankful and thrilled I am about this honor. There are so many people that helped me along the way that made this possible. I’m truly humbled and excited and will forever be grateful to LSU and the opportunities that playing in Tiger Stadium gave me.”
Dorsey will become the 10th former LSU player enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame joining end Gaynell “Gus” Tinsley (Class of 1956), end Ken Kavanaugh Sr. (Class of 1963), halfback Abe Mickal (Class of 1967), quarterback Doc Fenton (Class of 1971), safety Tommy Casanova (Class of 1995), halfback Billy Cannon (Class of 2009), halfback Jerry Stovall (Class of 2010), running back Charles Alexander (Class of 2012), and quarterback Bert Jones (Class of 2016).
Former LSU coaches in the College Football Hall of Fame include Dana Bible (Class of 1951), Biff Jones (Class of 1954), Bernie Moore (Class of 1954) and Charles McClendon (Class of 1986).
Dorsey won four national awards in 2007 – the Outland, Lombardi, Nagurski, and Lott – as he led the Tigers to a 12-2 mark and the national title that year. Dorsey was also named the SEC Defensive Player of the Year in 2007 after recording 69 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss and seven sacks.
LSU’s defense in 2007 allowed only 19 points a game and led the SEC in total defense (288.8) and finished second in the conference in rushing defense (106.1). The Tigers ranked among the top three nationally in total defense in both 2006 and 2007.
Dorsey, the most dominant defensive tackle in LSU history, capped his career as a two-time first team All-America as well as being named first team All-SEC twice. He earned SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors five times and was SEC Defensive Player of the Week once during his career.
In his four years with the Tigers, LSU appeared in the SEC Championship Game twice, captured the 2007 SEC Championship and appeared in four bowl games. The Tigers were a combined 43-9 during his four-year career, which was capped with a 38-24 win over Ohio State in the 2007 national championship game in New Orleans.
Following his LSU career, Dorsey was selected No. 5 overall by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2008 NFL Draft. Dorsey played nine years in the NFL. He retired from football following the 2016 season.