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49ers Sign Glenn Dorsey to Contract Extension

Posted Aug 19, 2014

“Glenn is a true pro who has quickly become a valued contributor to our organization both on and off the field,” San Francisco general manager Trent Baalke said.

The San Francisco 49ers signed DL Glenn Dorsey to a two-year contract extension through the 2016 season on Tuesday.

“Glenn is a true pro who has quickly become a valued contributor to our organization both on and off the field,” said 49ers general manager Trent Baalke. “He is a quick study and a very good football player that has earned this extension, and we look forward to his future contributions.”

During his first season with San Francisco in 2013, Dorsey appeared in all 16 regular season games (13 starts), in addition to the team’s three (two starts) postseason contests. He recorded two sacks, tallied 100 tackles for the first time in his career and helped the team rank fourth in rushing yards allowed per game (95.9) in the NFL. He was also selected by his coaches and teammates as the 49ers Defensive Blue Collar Player of the Year.

The Kansas City Chiefs originally selected Dorsey with the fifth overall selection in the 2008 NFL Draft. He has started 78 of the 82 games in which he has played during his six-year NFL career, registering 322 tackles (216 solo, 106 assists), six sacks, four fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and three passes defensed.

A 29-year-old native of Baton Rouge, LA, Dorsey played collegiately at Louisiana State University where he played in 52 games (31 starts). As a senior in 2007, Dorsey was the recipient of the Lombardi, Lott, Nagurski and Outland Awards, while helping the Tigers to a victory in the BCS National Championship.
 

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