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Dean Dorsey
Date of birth: (1957-03-13) March 13, 1957 (age 63)
Place of birth: Toronto, Ontario
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: Non-import
Position(s): K
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
University: Toronto
High school: Agincourt Collegiate Institute
Organizations
 As player:
1982
19841990
1988
1988
1991
Toronto Argonauts (CFL)
Ottawa Rough Riders (CFL)
Green Bay Packers (NFL)
Philadelphia Eagles (NFL)
Edmonton Eskimos (CFL)
Career stats
Field Goals     219/290
FG %     75.5%
Longest FG     55
Kickoffs     492 (Avg: 53.8; Lg: 90)
Punting     57 (Avg: 40.5; Lg: 101)
Fumbles     2
*CFL statistics only
Playing stats at NFL.com

Dean Dorsey (born March 13, 1957 in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired Canadian football placekicker in the Canadian Football League and the National Football League. He played college football at the University of Toronto.

Dorsey took over kicking duties with the Toronto Argonauts with the departure of Zenon Andrusyshyn during the 1982 CFL season, playing seven regular season and two playoff games.[1] He began a long association with Ottawa football in the 1984 CFL season playing through the 1990 CFL season.[2] He has gone on to coach the Ottawa Junior Riders from 1997 to 1998[3] and was a volunteer coach for the Ottawa Renegades.[4][5] He was even briefly considered as a replacement kicker for an injured Dan Giancola for the expansion Renegades before they finally signed Lawrence Tynes in September 2002.[4][5]

Dorsey tried his hand with the NFL when he signed as a free-agent with the Green Bay Packers in 1988, played three regular season games with Green Bay, then three games with Philadelphia Eagles, going 5-for-10 in field goals (34 long) and 12-for-13 in conversion attempts.[6]

NotesEdit

  1. The 1999 Toronto Argonauts Official Guide. Toronto Argonauts Football Club. 1999. p. 147.
  2. "OFC to the Pros". Ontario Football Conference. 200-07-18. http://www.ofcfootball.com/english/docs/0/1431.asp.
  3. "Our Story". Ottawa Junior Riders Football Club. http://www.jrriders.highfivesports.ca/ourStory.html.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Back In Black: Ottawa returns to the CFL". CBC Sports. 2002-09-05. http://www.cbc.ca/sports/story/2002/09/05/renegades020904.html.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Stevenson, Chris (2002-09-06). "Tillman gets kicks in". Ottawa Sun. http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam020906/col_stevenson-sun.html.
  6. "Dean Dorsey". All-Time Players. National Football League. http://www.nfl.com/players/deandorsey/profile?id=DOR519110.


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