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Sep 26, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; San Francisco 49ers nose tackle Glenn Dorsey (90) sacks St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (8) during the first half at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Glenn Dorsey

Glenn Dorsey’s senior season is without a doubt one of the most impressive performances from an LSU football player.

The 2007 season featured Dorsey winning four of the most prestigious awards in college football; the Nagaruski Award, Lombardi Award, Lott Award and the Outland Trophy. He was also named the SEC Defensive Player of the Year and a consensus All-American after recording 69 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss and seven sacks on the season.

Despite battling an array of injuries, Dorsey managed to start the final 27 games of his collegiate career. In the process, he left a lasting impression on nearly every team he faced.

"“He’s as good as I’ve seen,” then-Florida head coach Urban Meyer told the New York Times. “He’s a combination of speed and strength and toughness.”"

The most impressive aspect of that season, however, was the role he played as the Tigers’ defensive anchor. The team would go on to win the BCS National Championship.

Even though he was projected as a first round pick following his junior year, Dorsey returned to the Tigers for one last run at a national title. That decision clearly paid off.

Dorsey would be selected fifth overall by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2008 NFL Draft, and would leave LSU as the most decorated player in school history.

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