Dominique Dorsey

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Dominique Dorsey
27, Dominique Dorsey.jpg
Date of birth (1983-05-07) May 7, 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Victorville, California
Career information
CFL status International
Position(s) RB
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 173 lb (78 kg)
College UNLV
High school Tulare Union
Career history
As player
20052006 Saskatchewan Roughriders
2007 Winnipeg Blue Bombers*
20072008 Toronto Argonauts
2009 Washington Redskins*
2009 Toronto Argonauts
2010 Saskatchewan Roughriders
*Off-season or practice roster only
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 2008
CFL East All-Star 2007, 2008
Career stats

Dominique Ramone Dorsey (born May 7, 1983) is a former professional gridiron football running back and kick returner. He most recently played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. He was originally signed by the Roughriders as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He played college football at Nevada-Las Vegas.

Dorsey was also a member of the Toronto Argonauts, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and Washington Redskins.

Early years[edit]

Dorsey played high school football at Tulare Union High School in Tulare, California where he set multiple school and section records, including the record for career touchdowns (118).

Professional career[edit]

Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit]

Dorsey signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2005 and played as a backup to Corey Holmes and Kenton Keith. After Holmes was traded in the following offseason, he had a bigger role in special teams in 2006, and was named the CFL's Special Teams Player of the Week three times throughout the season.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers[edit]

Along with defensive end Dwan Epps, Dorsey was traded to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in exchange for offensive tackle Eric Wilson on May 30, 2007. Dorsey appeared in two preseason games for the Blue Bombers before being waived on June 24.

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

On August 2, 2007, in his first ever game with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League, Dorsey tied a league record, set by then teammate Bashir Levingston earlier in the year, for the longest missed field goal return with a 129-yard touchdown return against the Montreal Alouettes.[1]

In 2008, Dorsey was named a CFL All-Star on special teams and awarded the John Agro Special Teams Award as the league's most outstanding special teams player.[2] Dorsey finished the year with a league high 2,892 all-purpose yards despite missing five games due to injury.

Washington Redskins[edit]

On February 4, 2009, Dorsey signed with the Washington Redskins and played in four pre-season games before being released on September 5, 2009.[3][4]

Return to Argonauts[edit]

On September 15, 2009, Dorsey returned to the Argonauts, but was injured after playing in only four games.[5][6]

Return to Roughriders[edit]

On February 17, 2010, Dorsey re-signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders as a free agent.[7] He played in the first ten games of the season before being placed on the nine-game injured list for the remainder of the season. He was released during the following off-season.

Career statistics[edit]

[8]

Rushing   Regular season   Playoffs
Year Team Games No. Yards Avg Long TD Fumb Games No. Yards Avg Long TD Fumb
2005 SSK 5 1 8 8.0 8 0 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 1
2006 SSK 14 31 151 4.9 25 2 3 2 1 3 3.0 3 0 1
2007 TOR 13 23 88 3.8 18 0 2 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2008 TOR 13 64 410 6.4 32 2 2 Team did not qualify
2009 TOR 4 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 Team did not qualify
2010 SSK 10 0 0 0.0 0 0 2 Placed on injured reserve
CFL totals 59 119 657 5.5 32 4 10 4 1 3 3.0 3 0 2


Receiving   Regular season   Playoffs
Year Team Games No. Yards Avg Long TD Games No. Yards Avg Long TD
2005 SSK 5 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
2006 SSK 14 7 66 9.4 15 0 2 0 0 0.0 0 0
2007 TOR 13 4 29 7.3 15 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
2008 TOR 13 15 286 19.1 81 0 Team did not qualify
2009 TOR 4 0 0 0.0 0 0 Team did not qualify
2010 SSK 10 0 0 0.0 0 0 Placed on injured reserve
CFL totals 59 26 381 14.7 81 0 4 0 0 0.0 0 0


Punt Returns   Regular season   Playoffs
Year Team Games No. Yards Avg Long TD Games No. Yards Avg Long TD
2005 SSK 5 21 247 11.8 65 0 1 3 40 13.3 16 0
2006 SSK 14 54 591 10.9 49 0 2 4 33 8.3 17 0
2007 TOR 13 65 703 10.8 69 1 1 7 73 10.4 44 0
2008 TOR 13 63 752 11.9 94 1 Team did not qualify
2009 TOR 4 10 73 7.3 0 Team did not qualify
2010 SSK 10 46 286 6.2 0 Placed on injured reserve
CFL totals 59 259 2652 10.2 94 2 4 14 146 10.4 44 0


Kickoff Returns   Regular season   Playoffs
Year Team Games No. Yards Avg Long TD Games No. Yards Avg Long TD
2005 SSK 5 13 267 20.5 34 0 1 1 14 14.0 14 0
2006 SSK 14 39 757 19.4 50 0 2 10 220 22.0 34 0
2007 TOR 13 26 622 23.9 97 1 1 3 73 24.3 27 0
2008 TOR 13 50 1257 25.1 92 1 Team did not qualify
2009 TOR 4 17 336 19.8 34 0 Team did not qualify
2010 SSK 10 24 500 20.8 31 0 Placed on injured reserve
CFL totals 59 169 3739 22.1 97 2 4 14 307 21.9 34 0


Missed FG Returns   Regular season   Playoffs
Year Team Games No. Yards Avg Long TD Games No. Yards Avg Long TD
2005 SSK 5 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
2006 SSK 14 7 84 12.0 23 0 2 1 33 33.0 33 0
2007 TOR 13 3 186 62.0 129 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
2008 TOR 13 5 187 37.4 63 0 Team did not qualify
2009 TOR 4 2 74 37.0 51 0 Team did not qualify
2010 SSK 10 1 18 18.0 18 0 Placed on injured reserve
CFL totals 59 18 549 30.5 129 1 4 1 33 33.0 33 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dominique Dorsey's record tying missed field goal return for a touchdown vs. the Montreal Alouettes (Video). 
  2. ^ "Als' Calvillo, Argonauts' Dorsey take CFL honours". Toronto Star. 2008-11-20. Retrieved 2008-11-21. 
  3. ^ Dorsey leaves Argonauts to sign with Redskins
  4. ^ Zelkovich, Chris (2009-09-05). "Dominique Dorsey's possible return to boost Argos". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  5. ^ "Back in Blue". Toronto Argonauts Football Club. 2009-09-15. Retrieved 2009-09-15. 
  6. ^ Naylor, David (2009-09-15). "Dorsey returns to Argonauts". Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2009-09-15. 
  7. ^ http://www.cfl.ca/article/riders-boost-special-teams-add-dorsey Riders boost special teams; add Dorsey
  8. ^ "Dominique Dorsey #27". CFL. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 

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