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Phillip Dorsett (born January 5, 1993) is an American football wide receiver for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Miami Hurricanes, and was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Phillip Dorsett
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Dorsett with the Indianapolis Colts in 2016
No. 13 – New England Patriots
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1993-01-05) January 5, 1993 (age 26)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
High school:St. Thomas Aquinas
(Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
College:Miami (FL)
NFL Draft:2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 29
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Receptions:95
Receiving yards:1,237
Receiving touchdowns:6
Player stats at NFL.com

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Early yearsEdit

Dorsett attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he was a two-sport star in football and track.[1] He played as a wide receiver for coach George Smith, and played with future Indianapolis Colts teammate Duron Carter.[2] He hauled in 30 receptions for 594 yards and nine touchdowns as junior. As a senior, he had 35 receptions for 806 yards and 12 touchdowns in an undefeated season, winning Florida 5A football championship as well as finishing first in the Powerade Fab 50 ESPN Rise national poll.[3] He also returned four kicks for touchdowns.

Also a standout track & field athlete, Dorsett was one of the state's top performers in both the sprinting and jumping events. He got personal-best leaps of 7.55 meters (24-7) in the long jump and 14.59 meters (47-9) in the triple jump at the 2011 Louie Bing Classic.[4] He placed second in the 100 meters (10.51 s) and third in the 200 meters (21.26 s) at the 2011 FHSAA District Meet.[5] He recorded a career-best time of 48.32 seconds in the 400 meters at the 2011 BCAA Championships.[6] In addition, he also ran a 4.4-second 40-yard dash and had a 36.5-inch vertical jump at the Under Armour Combine.

Dorsett was rated as a three-star recruit by both Rivals.com and ESPN.com.[7] He was ranked as the 45th prospect at his position by ESPNU. He committed to the University of Miami to play college football.[8] Also considered scholarship offers from Florida, Ohio State, North Carolina, and Georgia, among others.

College careerEdit

Dorsett played at Miami from 2011 to 2014. As a true freshman in 2011, he appeared in 12 games.[9] He recorded 14 receptions for 147 yards and a touchdown. As a sophomore in 2012, he played in 12 games with 10 starts and led the team with 58 receptions for 842 yards and four touchdowns. As a junior in 2013, Dorsett played in only eight games due to a knee injury.[10] He finished the year with 13 receptions for 272 yards and two touchdowns.[11] Dorsett started all 13 games his senior season in 2014, recording 36 receptions for 871 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Dorsett also ran track at Miami. He competed in the 60-meter dash and posted a best of 6.80 seconds, the fourth fastest time in that event at Miami.[12]

Dorsett finished his college career with 121 receptions for 2,132 yards and 17 touchdowns.

College statisticsEdit

Phillip Dorsett Receiving
Year Team GP Rec Yards TDs
2011 Miami 12 14 147 1
2012 Miami 12 58 842 4
2013 Miami 7 13 272 2
2014 Miami 12 36 871 10
College Totals 43 121 2,132 17

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 10 in
(1.78 m)
185 lb
(84 kg)
30 14 in
(0.77 m)
9 38 in
(0.24 m)
4.33 s 4.11 s 6.70 s 37 in
(0.94 m)
10 ft 2 in
(3.10 m)
13 reps
All values from NFL Combine[13]

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Dorsett was drafted 29th overall by the Indianapolis Colts in the 2015 NFL Draft. The drafting of Dorsett was a surprise to many analysts and fans, considering Indianapolis already had depth at the wide receiver position, including the recently signed Andre Johnson and Duron Carter, and the selection reportedly upset several Colts players, who thought the team should have instead focused on a defensive player.[14][15] Dorsett signed a four-year contract with Indianapolis on May 27, 2015.[16][17] He finished his rookie season with just 18 receptions for 225 yards and one touchdown.

New England PatriotsEdit

On September 2, 2017, Dorsett was traded to the New England Patriots for quarterback Jacoby Brissett.[18] On September 7, Dorsett made his debut as a member of the Patriots in the 42–27 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.[19] Despite Dorsett having limited playing time, the Patriots reached Super Bowl LII where they would go on to lose 41-33 against the Philadelphia Eagles.[20] Dorsett recorded one catch for 19 yards in the Super Bowl. He finished the season with 12 catches for 194 yards.[21]

On May 2, 2018, the Patriots declined the fifth-year option on Dorsett's contract, making him a free agent in 2019.[22]

Dorsett finished the 2018 season with 32 catches for 290 yards and three touchdowns.[23] His best game came during the season opener against the Houston Texans, where he had seven catches for 66 yards and one touchdown.[24] In the divisional playoff game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Dorsett had four receptions for 41 yards and a touchdown.[25] In the AFC Championship Game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Dorsett had only one reception, but it went for 29 yards and a touchdown, totaling two touchdowns in the Patriots' first two playoff games.[26][27] The Patriots reached Super Bowl LIII and defeated the Los Angeles Rams by a score of 13–3.[28]

On March 13, 2019, Dorsett re-signed with the Patriots on a one-year contract.[29]

NFL statisticsEdit

Legend
Team won the Super Bowl
Bold Career high

Regular seasonEdit

Season Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2015 IND 11 0 18 225 12.5 35T 1 3 17 5.7 11 0 2 1
2016 IND 15 7 33 528 16.0 64T 2 2 10 5.0 7 0 1 0
2017 NE 15 2 12 194 16.2 39 0 1 7 7.0 7 0 0 0
2018 NE 16 2 32 290 9.1 20 3 4 29 7.3 17 0 0 0
Total 57 11 95 1,237 13.0 64T 6 10 63 6.3 17 0 3 1

PostseasonEdit

Season Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2017 NE 2 0 2 50 25.0 31 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2018 NE 3 0 5 70 14.0 29 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Total 5 0 7 120 17.1 31 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chickillo, Dorsett say UM freshmen are ready to step up if needed | Eye on the U". miamiherald.typepad.com. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  2. ^ Carter, Duron (April 30, 2015). "Congrats to the homie @Dorsett_4 St. Thomas teammates.. Now Colts teammates".
  3. ^ "Phillip Dorsett, St. Thomas Aquinas , Wide Receiver". 247Sports. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  4. ^ "Louie Bing Classic- Complete Results". fl.milesplit.com. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  5. ^ "FHSAA 4A District 12- Complete Results". fl.milesplit.com. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  6. ^ "BCAA Championship- Complete Results". fl.milesplit.com. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  7. ^ "Phillip Dorsett - Yahoo! Sports". sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  8. ^ "Miami Phillip Dorsett:St. Thomas Aquinas WR Phillip Dorsett commits to Miami - Orlando Sentinel". orlandosentinel.com. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  9. ^ "Little freshman Phillip Dorsett having big impact for Miami Hurricanes | Canes Watch". caneswatch.blog.palmbeachpost.com. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  10. ^ "Miami Hurricanes wide receiver Phillip Dorsett eager to make splash in Russell Athletic Bowl. - Sun Sentinel". articles.sun-sentinel.com. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  11. ^ Fox Sports. "Miami Hurricanes receiver Phillip Dorsett healthy, confident | FOX Sports". foxsports.com. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  12. ^ "Miami Hurricanes Artie Burns and Phillip Dorsett: Fast in meters or yards | The Miami Herald The Miami Herald". miamiherald.com. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  13. ^ "Phillip Dorsett Draft Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
  14. ^ Glenesk, Matthew (May 1, 2015). "Links: How analysts are grading Colts' Phillip Dorsett pick". indystar.com. Retrieved May 27, 2015.
  15. ^ Florio, Mike (May 4, 2015). "Some Colts players not happy with decision to draft Dorsett". profootballtalk.nbcsports.com. Retrieved May 27, 2015.
  16. ^ "Indianapolis Colts sign first-round draft pick WR-Phillip Dorsett". colts.com. May 27, 2015. Retrieved May 27, 2015.
  17. ^ Adams, Matt (May 27, 2015). "Colts sign first-round pick Phillip Dorsett". fox59.com. Retrieved May 27, 2015.
  18. ^ Orr, Conor (September 2, 2017). "Colts trade Phillip Dorsett to Pats for Jacoby Brissett". NFL.com.
  19. ^ "Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots - September 7th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  20. ^ "Super Bowl LII - Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots - February 4th, 2018". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  21. ^ "Phillip Dorsett 2017 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  22. ^ "Patriots will not pick up the fifth-year option for DT Malcom Brown, WR Phillip Dorsett, or recently acquired DT Danny Shelton". PatsPulpit.com. May 2, 2018.
  23. ^ "Phillip Dorsett Game by Game Stats and Performance". ESPN. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  24. ^ "Houston Texans at New England Patriots - September 9th, 2018". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  25. ^ "Divisional Round - Los Angeles Chargers at New England Patriots - January 13th, 2019". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  26. ^ "AFC Championship - New England Patriots at Kansas City Chiefs - January 20th, 2019". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  27. ^ "Phillip Dorsett Game Logs at NFL.com". National Football League. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  28. ^ "Super Bowl LIII - Los Angeles Rams vs. New England Patriots - February 3rd, 2019". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  29. ^ Perry, Phil (March 13, 2019). "Patriots, free agent WR Phillip Dorsett agree on new contract". NBC Sports Boston. Retrieved March 13, 2019.

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