Dorin Dickerson life and biography

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Dorin Dickerson biography

Date of birth : 1988-03-31
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Imperial, Pennsylvania
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-07
Credited as : Football player NFL, wide receiver for the Houston Texans, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Dorin Dickerson is an American football wide receiver for the Houston Texans.

Selected by the Houston Texans in the seventh round (227th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

Appeared in 46 games at Pittsburgh – eight at wide receiver, twelve at strong-side outside linebacker and 26 at tight end…all eleven career starts came at the tight end position…recorded 63 receptions for 708 yards (11.24 ypc) as 22.64% of his catches (twelve) resulted in touchdowns…rushed five times for 50 yards (10.0 ypc) and a score…returned ten kickoffs for 106 yards (10.6 avg) and recorded fifteen tackles (7 solo) with 0.5 stop for minus oneyard, a QB pressure and a pass deflection…his 49 receptions in 2009 rank second on the tight end season-record chart, topped by Dave Moore (51 in 1991)…his ten touchdown catches in 2009 set the school tight end annual record and tied Greg Lee (2004) for sixth place on Pitt’s overall touchdown season-record list…Dickerson’s three touchdown catches vs. Buffalo in 2009 were the most in a game by a Pitt player since Latef Grim scored three times vs. Villanova in 1998.

Dickerson became the first Pittsburgh tight end since Mike Ditka in 1960 to earn first-team All-American honors, receiving that recognition from the Football Writers Association, and second-team accolades from The NFL Draft Report…finalist for the John Mackey Award, given to the nation’s top tight end…became the first Pitt tight end to receive All-Big East Conference first-team honors (Dave Moore – 1991 and Kris Wilson – 2003, both were second-team choices)…finished second on the team with 49 receptions (3.77 rpg), the second-best season total by a Panthers tight end…gained 529 yards (10.8 ypc), averaging 40.69 yards per game…his ten touchdown catches tied for sixth on the school’s overall season-record list and established a new mark for Pitt tight ends…among major college tight ends, only Dennis Morris of Louisiana Tech (12) had more scoring grabs during the course of the 2009 campaign…also returned a pair of kickoffs for 26 yards…averaged 42.69 all-purpose yards per game…in games that the tight end caught at least four passes, the Panthers compiled a 7-1 record…in contests where Dickerson registered a touchdown reception, Pitt won each of those seven games.

In his first season at tight end, Dickerson played in all 13 games, starting vs. Iowa and Syracuse…caught 13 passes for 174 yards (13.38 ypc) and a pair of touch-downs…also carried twice on end-arounds, picking up 25 yards.

Dickerson played in all twelve games as a reserve strong-side outside linebacker behind Adam Gunn…recorded 15 tackles (seven solo) with an assisted stop behind the line of scrimmage, a quarterback pressure and a pass deflection…added 56 yards on four kickoff returns (14.0 avg).

Dickerson appeared in eight games as a reserve receiver and kickoff returner as a true freshman…had a 5-yard reception vs. Central Florida and ran for 25 yards on three carries that included a 14-yard touchdown vs. Toledo and a 10-yard reverse vs. Syracuse…also returned four kickoffs for 24 yards, including two runbacks for 11 yards in the West Virginia clash.

Attended West Allegheny (Imperial, Pa.) High School, playing football for head coach Bob Palko, whose son, Tyler was a former quarterback at Pittsburgh…played a variety of positions, including wide receiver, running back, quarterback, safety, cornerback and kick returner…as a senior, he rushed for 1,429 yards on 182 carries (7.9 ypc) and scored 30 touchdowns, while also having 22 receptions for 423 yards (19.2 ypc) with six scores, leading the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) with a total of 36 touchdowns, as the team captured their third-straight Class AAA title…on defense, Dickerson intercepted four passes that season, and was named Pennsylvania Class AAA Player of the Year by the Associated Press…Considered a four-star recruit by, he was rated the fifth-best prospect from Pennsylvania in the class of 2006…was the 2006 recipient of the Pittsburgh Athletic Association’s Mercury Award, annually presented to the top high school football player in Western Pennsylvania…also named the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Player of the Year and was a member of the newspaper’s “Fabulous 22” team. He added Pittsburgh Tribune-Review “Terrific 25” and All-Class AAA accolades, in addition to being chosen to the Harrisburg Patriot-News “Platinum 33” squad…after his senior season, Dickerson was named Keystone Recruiting’s Pennsylvania Class AAA Player of the Year and WPIAL Player of the Year…Rated the 35-best overall prospect and the fourth-best wide receiver in the country by…that recruiting service also ranked him 11th on their East Region team… rated him the sixth-best prospect in the state of Pennsylvania and the eighth-best athlete in the nation…earned All-American honors from Super Prep and was a member of Prep Star’s Dream Team, in addition to placing 74th on’s National Top 150 Recruits list…chosen to play in the U.S. Army All-American Game and participated in the All-American Bowl, an all-star game featuring the nation’s top 78 high school players at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas…as a junior, Dickerson rushed for 1,065 yards and 13 touchdowns, while catching 25 passes for 517 yards (20.7 ypc) and eight scores…during his three seasons with the varsity, West Allegheny earned three WPIAL Class AAA playoff berths and had a combined 26-8 mark (.765)…also lettered in basketball and track.

PERSONAL: Communications major…son of Pamela and Randy Dickerson…father played basketball at Kansas State and Lock Haven...born Dorin R. Dickerson…Resides in Imperial, Pa.

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