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|Date of birth:||November 5, 1977|
|Place of birth:||Jacksonville, Florida|
|Height:||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Weight:||367 lb (166 kg)|
|High school:||Jacksonville (FL) Bolles|
|NFL draft:||2001 / Round: 7 / Pick: 242|
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Char-ron Dorsey (born November 5, 1977) is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans. He played college football at Florida State University and was drafted in the seventh round of the 2001 NFL Draft.
Dorsey attended Bolles School where he was a defensive tackle and a three-time first team Class 4A All-State selection. As a senior he registered 70 tackles (40 solo). He also played power forward in basketball.
He accepted a scholarship from Florida State University where he played six games as a true freshman at defensive tackle. The next year he was converted to an offensive tackle and was competing for a starting role until he suffered a season ending neck injury. As a junior he was demoted to third string after having problems maintaining his playing weight, but would eventually earn his way to backup Tarlos Thomas. In his last year, he received All-ACC honors and became a starter at right tackle ahead of sophomore Brett Williams.
Dorsey was selected in the seventh round (242nd overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys, after dropping because of a poor showing in the NFL scouting combine. Although he was working with the first-unit at left tackle, he abruptly left training camp after feeling pressure from the coaches to reduce his weight (he showed up at almost 390 pounds) and improve his performance, but was later convinced to come back. He started the last two games of the season at right tackle in place of an injured Solomon Page.
New York Giants
He signed as a free agent with the New York Giants on January 7, 2003. He was placed on the physically unable to perform list while he recovered from off-season knee surgery. On August 19, he was waived injured after missing all of training camp recovering from the surgery.
Dorsey was the head coach at Matthew W. Gilbert Middle School, before accepting the same position at Andrew Jackson High School in 2011. After resigning with a 6-13 record in 2013, he returned to Gilbert as the team's offensive coordinator. He worked as a security guard at Andrew A. Robinson Elementary School and as a football coach for the Mentors of Tomorrow (MOT) Cowboys in Jacksonville, Florida.