Monday, January 15, 2007

DT Dorsey to Return for Senior Season

LSU All-America defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey said Sunday he's staying at LSU for his senior season.
Dorsey, 6 feet 2 and 299 pounds, said that an injured shin is one of the reasons he's returning. He played with the injury in the Tigers' 41-14 victory against Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 3 at the Superdome, and he said it would have hampered him in the NFL scouting combine.
"I'm coming back," Dorsey said. "The injury won't require surgery, but I think I can come back and have a chance at being a higher draft pick next year. I'm at peace with my decision. It's the best decision for me and my family. I thought about it, prayed about it, talked to my family about it and got as much information as I could."
Dorsey said the NFL advisory committee told him he might be a No. 1 pick. In his first season as a starter, Dorsey had 54 tackles, 8 1/2 for losses, and three sacks. He got off to a fast start and spent the rest of the season fighting off double teams.
NFL analyst Chris Landry said Dorsey probably would have gone in the first round. Now Dorsey gives LSU a chance to improve on its No. 3 finish this past season.
"I'm anxious to come back and have a chance to win the national championship," Dorsey said. "We have a great chance to do that."

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