Dorsey named to AFCA All-America team

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


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.


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.


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.

*-2006 All-American

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