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Dominique Dorsey

Weight:

173 lbs

Height:

5' 7"

Position:

Running Back

College:

UNLV

Birthdate:

May 7th, 1983

Career Years:

7

Team:

Alumni

Highlights

2009

Exercised the option year of his contract to sign with the Washington Redskins (NFL) on February 4…Attended training camp and released as a final cut on September 5…Reported to Toronto on September 15.

2008

Unanimous selection as East Division Outstanding Special Teams Player for second consecutive season…Unanimous selection as Argos nominee for Outstanding Player and Outstanding Special Teams Player…Named East Division All-Star at KR for second straight season…Started at RB and kick returner in first pre-season game at Montreal...Had one rushing attempt for –3 yards and returned 2 punts for 35 yards, LG 28…Started at RB and kick returner in second pre-season game against Hamilton and rushed for 35 yards in 6 attempts, LG 10, 1 TD also had 2 Missed FG returns for for 58 yards, LG 30…Week 1, Started at RB and kick returner in win at Winnipeg...had 3 carries for 11 yards, 5 punt returns for 54 yards and 2 kickoff returns for 31 yards…Week 2, Started at RB and kick returner in loss against Hamilton... recorded 3 carries for 29 yards as well as 4 punt returns for 68 yards and 3 kick off returns for 82 yards, LG 28 finishing with 242 combined yards…Named CFL Special Teams Player of the Week for fifth time as an Argo…Week 3, Started at RB and kick returner in loss at Edmonton and recorded 6 carries for 29 yards as well as 7 kick returns for 122 yards and 3 punt returns for 71 yards for a total of 222 combined yards…Week 4, Started at RB and KR in win vs Edmonton…Recorded 8 carries for 62 yards including his first offensive TD as an Argo (20/07/08), as well as 5 punt returns for 18 yards and 5 kickoffs for 116 yards..Turned in 242 combined yards…Week 5, Started at RB and kick returner in loss at Saskatchewan and recorded 3 rushes for 24 yards, 1 reception for 6 yards, 5 punt returns for 29 yards and 3 kickoff returns for 65 yards…Named CFL Special Teams Player fo the Month for July (2nd Player of the Month nomination of his career)…Week 6, Ran for 287 combined yards (2 catch for 22 yards, 5 carries for 24 yards, 6 punt returns for 142 yards, LG 94, 1 TD, and 3 kickoff returns for 99 yards)…Scored first TD of the season on the longest punt return of his career, 94-yards (01/08/08), in win vs Winnipeg…Named CFL Special Teams Player of the Week for the ninth time in his career…Week 7, Started at RB and KR in loss at Hamilton…Recorded 7 carries for 54 yards and 1 TD, 6 punt returns for 46 yards, 3 kickoff returns for 43 yards for a total of 143 combined yards…Week 8, Started at RB/KR and finished with 4 carries for 19 yards, 1 reception for 16 yards, 7 punt returns for 84 yards, LG 55, 3 kickoff returns for 68 yards, and 1 missed field goal return 26 yards for a total of 213 combined yards in loss vs Montreal…Named CFL Special Teams Player of the Week for the tenth time in his career…Week 9, Started at KR/RB in Labour Day win at Hamilton and accumulated 246 combined yards in the first half (finished with 265 combined yards in the game: 6 for 25 yards rushing, 2 for 105 yards receiving, 5 for 61 yards punt returns, 2 for 74 kickoff returns)…Recorded the first 100+ yard receiving game (01/09/08) of his career and the longest reception of his career, 81 yards, on a dump pass from Kerry Joseph at the Argos’ 4-yard line…Earned CFL Special Teams Player of the Week for the fourth time this season and the eleventh time in his career (eighth as an Argo)…Week 10, Started at RB/KR and raced for 287 combined yards including a personal career-high and new club record 225 kickoff return yards 07/09/09 (previously set by Raghib Ismail, 224, in 1992)…Finished with 36 MFG yards, 225 kickoff return yards and 1 TD, 14 punt return yards and 12 rushing yards…Week 11, Started at RB and KR and had 303 all-purpose yards (5 for 39 rushing, 4 catches for 77 yards, 4 kickoff returns for 147 yards, and 5 punt returns for 40 yards) in loss vs Winnipeg…Named Runner-Up Special Teams Player of the Week for second-straight week…Week 12, Accounted for almost all of the Argos’ offence and tallied a single-game career-high 342 combined yards in loss at Calgary…Set new Argos single-season kickoff return yards record, ahead of Raghib Ismail’s mark set in 1992…Rushed 7 times for 59 yards, LG 32, caught 2 passes for 25 yards, returned 7 kickoffs for 162 yards, the fourth-highest single-game total in team history, and returnd 7 punts for 91 yards… Named Runner-Up Special Teams Player of the Week for third-straight week…Week 13, Started at RB and returner recording 75 combined yards (4 carries for 23 yards, 1 punt return for 34 yards, 1 kickoff return for 18 yards) before leaving game with an injury in loss vs Calgary…Week 14, Added to IR with an ankle injury…Named CFL Special Teams Player of the Month for September…Week 15, Remained on IR with ankle injury…Week 16, Remained on IR…Week 17, Remained on IR…Week 18, Remained on IR.

2007

Traded to Winnipeg, along with DE Dwan Epps, from Saskatchewan on May 30, 2007 in exchange for OT Eric Wilson…Attended training camp with the Blue Bombers and played in two pre-season games before being released on June 24.

2006

Dressed in all 18 regular season games and both the West Semi-Final and West Championship for Saskatchewan...Led the Roughriders with 1,649 all-purpose yards, the seventh-best total in the CFL…Named CFL Special Teams Player of the Week in Weeks 1, 19 and 20 as a returner.

2005

Dressed for five regular season games as back-up running back with the Roughriders…Saw action in the East Division Semi-Final vs Montreal…Made CFL debut in Week 2 (02/07/05 at Ham) and returned six punts for 100 yards and two kickoffs for 59 yards.

College

Dorsey spent four seasons with the UNLV Rebels (2001-04)…2004 Rushed for 1,261 yards on 226 carries for six touchdowns during his senior year…2003 Scored 12 touchdowns as a junior and gained 626 yards on the ground…Finished his collegiate career in fifth place in Mid-Western Conference league history for career returns with 40 and third for all-time return yards with 957.

Personal

Dominique spends the off-season training and enjoying time with his family in Tulane, California. He enjoys watching movies, playing video games and playing basketball. Dorsey left high school as the state of California's all-time rushing king with 7,761 yards and 118 touchdowns as a prep school star.