Char-ron Dorsey
No. 79, 66
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1977-11-05) November 5, 1977 (age 44)
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
Career NFL statistics
Games played:12
Player stats at · PFR

Char-ron Dorsey (born November 5, 1977) is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans. He was drafted in the seventh round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida State University

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 football scholarship from Florida State University. As a true freshman, he played in six games at defensive tackle, registering 11 tackles and one sack.[1]

As a sophomore, he was converted into an offensive tackle. He competed for the starting role at right tackle until suffering a season-ending neck injury.

As a junior, he was demoted to third-string after having problems maintaining his playing weight, but eventually earned his way to back up Tarlos Thomas at right tackle, in a season when the team won a national championship.[2]

As a senior, he received All-ACC honors and became a starter at right tackle ahead of sophomore Brett Williams, while helping quarterback Chris Weinke win the Heisman Trophy.[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. On September 9, 2002, he was waived after not being able to control his weight problems and not getting himself into better playing shape.[5]

Houston Texans

On September 14, 2002, he was signed by the expansion team the Houston Texans.[6] He was released on November 29, after being declared inactive in 5 games.

New York Giants

On January 7, 2003, he signed as a free agent with the New York Giants.[7] 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 football head coach at Matthew Gilbert Middle School, before accepting the same position at Andrew Jackson High School in 2011.[8] In 2013, he resigned after compiling a 6-13 record and returned to Gilbert as the team's offensive coordinator.[9]

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.


  1. ^ "Florida State moves to the head of football's recruiting class". Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  2. ^ "Battle of the Bulge Florida State Offensive Lineman Char-Ron Dorsey Has Some Big Shoes to Fill -- His Own". Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  3. ^ "Rain Gets 'Noles Back Inside". Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  4. ^ "Fast, Faster, Fastest at N.F.L. Combine". Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  5. ^ "News & Notes". Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  6. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  7. ^ "Fitting Rally Cry for Giants Is 'Wait Till Next Season'". Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  8. ^ "Char-ron Dorsey takes job as football coach at Jackson High". Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  9. ^ "Jackson football coach Char-ron Dorsey steps down". Retrieved April 30, 2020.