Former Dallas Cowboys lineman Char-ron Dorsey dead at 46

Former Cowboys lineman and Florida State national champion Char-Ron Dorsey died Monday following complications from a stroke, according to the Jacksonville Florida Times Union.

 

“Just at a loss for words thinking about my brother,” said Terry Parker High School coach Mike Holloway, who coached under Dorsey. “We’ve been doing this for a very long time until now. We see kids that we’ve coached now are coaching or have kids themselves.

 

“We built a legacy on hard work and doing it ourselves, letting kids know through hard work and dedication you can make it and be successful.”

 

Dorsey was a standout at the Bolles School in Florida, where he received First-Team 4A All-State honors three times as a defensive tackle. 

 

Char-ron Dorsey #75 of the Florida State Seminoles celebrates with teammates after the game against the Florida Gators at the Ben HillGriffin Stadium in Gainsville, Florida.Getty Images

 

Dorsey committed to Florida State and registered 11 tackles and one sack as a freshman in 1997 before he was converted to right tackle. 

 

He was a member of Florida State’s undefeated national title team led by legendary coach Bobby Bowden in 1999.

 

As a starter in 2000, he was named All-ACC as he helped block for quarterback Chris Weinke, who threw for 33 touchdowns and over 4,000 yards en route to winning the Heisman Trophy. 

 

Dorsey was the Cowboys’ seventh-round draft selection in the 2001 NFL Draft.

 

 

 

Gideon Canice

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