Next up for UNLV football is a trip to Fresno State.
Longtime USC and UNLV staffer produced three 1,000-yard rushers in Las Vegas.
Local product also joins OL Brett Boyko on the All-MW Second Team.
10 total honorees is highest for UNLV since 2003.
UNLV: A dynamo who created a sensation in Las Vegas as a rookie runner in 2001 and has continued to show blasts of brilliance ever since ... Will battle for the starting tailback spot as well as challenge to be one of nation's top kick returners ... Named preseason First Team All-MWC by Lindy's (all-purpose) and second team by Phil Steele's (kick returner) ... Ranks fourth in UNLV career kick return average and fourth in MWC history with a rate of 23.9 yards per attempt after also setting the school record for average in a season with 34.6 YPR in 2001 ... Heads into fall ranked fifth in league history for career returns with 40 and third for all-time return yards with 957 ... Also ranks eighth in MWC records with a 5.4 rushing yards per-carry average ... California's former all-time high school rushing king with 7,761 yards and 118 touchdowns as a prepster ... Goes into senior season with five career 100-yard games ...
2003: Finished second on team with 626 yards on 158 carries ... Made his first career start at No. 14 Wisconsin and carried the ball a career-high 26 times for 100 yards ... Posted a second-straight 100-yard outing against Hawaii, racking up 111 yards on 25 carries, including a 36-yard touchdown burst ... Also racked up 82 yards on just 13 carries in win at Wyoming ... Led team in kickoff returns with 351 yards on 18 attempts for an average of 19.5, including a long of 49 ... Named 2003 preseason Second Team All-Mountain West Conference by Lindy's and tabbed third team by Phil Steele's, both as a kick returner ...
2002: Earned honorable mention All-MWC from the media as a kick returner ... Finished third on team with 568 rushing yards coming on just 78 carries for an eye-popping -- and league leading -- per-carry average of 7.3 ... Despite limited attempts, still finished 10th in MWC with 47.3 YPG ... Even getting just one carry in season finale, Dorsey ran for 292 yards on just 28 combined carries over the last four games ... Had his second and third career 100-yard days ... Totaled 101 yards on just seven carries vs. Wyoming, including running for a 73-yard score that was the longest rush by a Rebel since 1988 ... Rolled up 101 yards on 11 carries vs. Air Force ... Led team in kickoff return average for second straight year (21.7) ... Also caught first career pass for seven yards ... Missed spring practice for personal reasons but returned to team in summer ... Tabbed preseason First Team All-MWC as a kick returner by Athlon's and The Sporting News ...
2001: Voted MWC Freshman of the Year by league's coaches and The Sporting News as well as Offensive Newcomer of the Year by the media ... Tabbed first team all-league as a kick returner by media ... Named Fourth Team Freshman All-America as a returner by The Sporting News ... After not playing first game of season `Nique exploded on to scene by gaining 18 yards on his first carry vs. Northwestern and then returning his first kickoff 87 yards ... Also had big game vs. BYU with 77 yards on 14 carries, two for scores ... Set MWC freshman record with 180 yards on just 18 carries at UNR ... Sprained his ankle the following week vs. SDSU and then sprained the other foot a week later vs. CSU, which limited his action the remainder of season ... With two more kickoff returns, his 34.6 YPR average would have ranked second in the nation ... Average still set school record for a single season ...
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2001 graduate of Tulare-Union HS ... A three-sport star for the Redskins ... Member of three East Yosemite Conference championship teams under coach Darren Benett, including a 23-3 record in final two seasons ... Set school record with more than 3,000 rushing yards ... Took part in California Bowl pitting all-stars from around the state ... His school's 1999 defensive MVP for basketball ... Ran the 100- and 200-meter events for coach Guy Fowler ...
PERSONAL: Dominique Ramone Dorsey was born on May 7, 1983, in Victorville, CA ... The son of Donald R. Dorsey Sr. and Pamela J. Dorsey ... Brother, Donald Jr., played football at Robert Morris College ... Majoring in sociology.
ROBINSON SAYS: "Dominique Dorsey was one of the most improved players on our team this spring. Through hard work in the weight room, he has become a very powerful back as well as very fast back. He is as quick as any runner that I have coached."
DORSEY'S RUSHING STATS YEAR ATT YDS AVG TD LG 2003 158 626 4.0 1 36 2002 78 568 7.3 3 73 2001 57 379 6.6 4 56 TOTAL 293 1573 5.4 8 73