Dean Dorsey

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Dean Dorsey
Date of birth (1957-03-13) March 13, 1957 (age 60)
Place of birth Toronto, Ontario
Career information
CFL status National
Position(s) K
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg)
University Toronto
High school Agincourt Collegiate Institute
Career history
As player
1982 Toronto Argonauts (CFL)
19841990 Ottawa Rough Riders (CFL)
1988 Green Bay Packers (NFL)
1988 Philadelphia Eagles (NFL)
1991 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)

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]


  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.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ "Our Story". Ottawa Junior Riders Football Club. Archived from the original on 2008-01-13. 
  4. ^ a b "Back In Black: Ottawa returns to the CFL". CBC Sports. 2002-09-05. 
  5. ^ a b Stevenson, Chris (2002-09-06). "Tillman gets kicks in". Ottawa Sun. Archived from the original on 2003-03-17. 
  6. ^ "Dean Dorsey". All-Time Players. National Football League.