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#72 Glenn Dorsey Season 2024

Defensive Tackle
Gonzales, La.
High School
East Ascension HS

Fifth overall pick in 2008 NFL Draft by Kansas City Chiefs
2007 Nagurski Award Winner
2007 Lombardi Award Winner
2007 Outland Trophy Winner
2007 Lott Award Winner
2007 Bednarik Award Finalist
2007 Walter Camp Award “Player to Watch”
2007 Consensus All-American
2007 First-Team All-American (AP, AFCA, Walter Camp Foundation, Football Writer’s Association of America, ESPN, Sporting News,,
2007 SEC Defensive Player of the Year (SEC Coaches, AP)
2007 First-Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches, AP)
2007 SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week (Sept. 22 vs. South Carolina)
2007 SEC Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 3 vs. Alabama)
2007 SEC Community Service Team Player of the Week (Nov. 3 vs. Alabama)
2006 First-Team All-American (AP, AFCA,,,
2006 First-Team All-SEC (AP, SEC Coaches)
2006 SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week (Sept. 9 vs. Arizona)
2006 SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week (Sept. 16 vs. Auburn)
2006 First-Team All-American (AP, AFCA,,,
2006 First-Team All-SEC (AP, SEC Coaches)
2006 SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week (Sept. 9 vs. Arizona)
2006 SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week (Sept. 16 vs. Auburn)

The most decorated defensive player in school history, winning numerous national awards as a senior in 2007 … Won the following awards as a senior – Lombardi, Outland, Nagurski,  and Lott Trophies – becoming the first player in LSU history to win any of those awards … Considered the No. 1 defensive tackle in college football as a senior … Player who was often double, sometimes triple-teamed by offensive line … Two-time first team All-America as both a junior and senior for the Tigers … Opted to return to LSU for his senior season, despite being projected as a first round NFL Draft pick following his junior campaign …. Capped career by playing in 52 games with 31 starts … Credited with 179 total tackles, including 27 for losses and 13 sacks … Started 27 straight games to end his career … Drafted with the fifth overall pick by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2008 NFL Draft … Is the 31st player in LSU history to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft.

Played and started in all 14 games for the national champion Tigers … A consensus All-America selection at defensive tackle as well as being named the recipient of the Lombardi, Outland, Lott and Nagurski Awards …. Key component in LSU’s drive to the BCS national title despite playing second half of season with knee and tailbone injuries … Still, didn’t miss a start in helping LSU to SEC title and to a 12-2 overall mark … Despite being double teamed, and sometimes triple teamed, most of the season he has still racked up 69 tackles, a total that includes seven sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss … Also been credited with four quarterback hurries and four broken up passes … Twice recognized by the conference office this season as the league’s player of the week on defense … Was named the SEC Defensive Player of the Week following the Alabama contest where he recorded a team-high seven tackles, a total that included a sack and two tackles for loss … Was named the SEC’s Defensive Lineman of the Week following the Tigers’ win over South Carolina … Recorded a season-high eight tackles and a sack in that contest … Against La. Tech, had a team-high tying seven tackles .. Performance included a sack and a career-high tying three tackles for loss … Against Florida, was credited with five tackles, a sack, a PBU and two quarterback hurries … Capped his LSU career with five tackles, one sack and a forced fumble in the Tigers’ 38-24 win over Ohio State in the BCS National Championship Game … ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit called Dorsey, “the best player in college football” heading into the 2007 season.

The anchor of the Tigers’ defensive line, he was a vital component of a unit that has allowed just 97.1 rushing yards per game … Named a first-team All-American by several publications … Finished the season as the Tigers’ third-leading tackler with 64 stops, including 8.5 for losses and three sacks despite being double-teamed most of the year … Was named the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week twice during the season … Was first recognized for his performance against Arizona where he was credited with four tackles, including 1.5 in losses … Was then honored following the Auburn game where he registered eight tackles, including three for losses, and 1.5 sacks … Both his TFL and sack totals against Auburn marked career highs … Turned in a career-high 11 tackles in the Tigers’ win over Ole Miss … Had six tackles for loss in LSU’s first three games of the year.

Played in 13 games with one start … Was among LSU’s four-player rotation at defensive tackle … Played behind and learned from a pair of All-American defensive tackles in Kyle Williams and Claude Wroten … Started only game of season in place of Wroten against North Texas … Finished season with 28 tackles, four tackles for loss and three sacks … Had a sack for a 4-yard loss against Tennessee and another for a 9-yard loss against Florida … Posted a career-high 5 tackles to go with one tackle for a 1-yard loss against Vanderbilt.

Talented rookie who made an immediate impact in 2004 … Played in all 12 games with three starts … Recorded 18 tackles and two tackles for 4-yards in losses from defensive tackle position … Forced a fumble on first collegiate snap vs. Oregon State … Got first career start vs. Mississippi State and responded with five tackles and a tackle for a 3-yard loss … Followed that with starts against Georgia and Florida … Returned to backup role against Troy State … Had four tackles and one tackle for a 1-yard loss against Vanderbilt.

Rated among the nation’s top defensive linemen and one of the top three prospects in Louisiana … Named a Parade All-American and rated the No. 2 prospect in Louisiana by … FSN South’s Countdown to Signing Day “All-South” first team and member of Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100, Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen and New Orleans Times-Picayune’s Top 20 Blue-Chip list … Named Louisiana’s 4A Defensive Player of the Year and a first-team 4A all-state pick … Despite being sidelined for three games with an ankle injury, registered 43 tackles (16 for losses), two sacks and one forced fumble as a senior … Had a stellar junior year, making over 100 tackles (12 for losses) and 12 sacks … Coached by Billy Beasley.

Full name is Glenn Jamon Dorsey … Born Aug. 1, 1985, in Baton Rouge … Parents are Glenn and Sandra Dorsey … Has one sister, Joi … Majoring in interdisciplinary studies with emphasis on psychology and sociology … Nickname is Putt, which was given to him at a very early age … The name “Putt” came about because the only time he would get up and walk as an infant was when a Putt-Putt commercial would come on television … Dorsey would walk over to the TV when the Putt-Putt commercial came on and the nickname was born and it’s stuck with him ever since … Hometown of Gonzales is the Jambalaya (type of Cajun food) Capital of the World … Had to wear metal braces on his legs as a 3-year old due to having severely bowed legs … Player who also gives back to the community as he spends time speaking to youngsters in the Baton Rouge area and his hometown of Gonzales about the importance of staying in school … Also carries a theme of “dream big” when speaking to children … He says, “even if you’re from a small town, you can dream big and make things happen.”

Total tackles:
11 vs. Ole Miss, 2006
Tackles for loss: 3, twice
Sacks: 1.5, twice


2007 14-14 43 26 69 12.5-53 7-45 0
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