Char-ron Dorsey

Char-ron Dorsey
No. 79, 66
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1977-11-05) November 5, 1977
Place of birth: Jacksonville, Florida
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 367 lb (166 kg)
Career information
High school: Jacksonville (FL) Bolles
College: Florida State
NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 7 / Pick: 242
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • All-ACC (2000)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

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.

Early years

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.[1] 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.[2] In his last year, he received All-ACC honors and became a starter at right tackle ahead of sophomore Brett Williams.[3]

Professional career

Dallas Cowboys

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.[4] 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.

He was waived on September 9, 2002,[5] after not being able to control his weight problems and not getting himself into better playing shape.[6]

Houston Texans

Dorsey was signed by the Houston Texans on September 14, 2002.[7] He was released on November 29, after being inactive in 5 games.

New York Giants

He signed as a free agent with the New York Giants on January 7, 2003.[8] 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.

Personal life

Dorsey was the head coach at Matthew W. Gilbert Middle School, before accepting the same position at Andrew Jackson High School in 2011.[9] After resigning with a 6-13 record in 2013,[10] 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.

His father Charlie Dorsey signed as a free agent with the Kansas City Royals and was a three-time all-league tight end with the Jacksonville Firebirds of the American Football Association.


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