'Nique Streaking Across Canada|
Aug. 8, 2008
LAS VEGAS - Former UNLV star running back and kick returner Dominique Dorsey (Tulare, CA/Tulare Union HS) was named the Canadian Football League Special Teams Player of the Month for the second time in his career earlier this week.
The Toronto Argonauts' star accounted for 665 return yards and averaged a blistering 17.9 yards on all kick returns. The CFL's leader in all-purpose yards entering Week 7 (1,233) averaged 10.9 yards on punt returns, 21.3 yards on kickoff returns and returned two missed field goals for an average of 47 yards last month.
The nine-time CFL Special Teams Player of the Week also won the monthly award in September of 2007.
Dorsey's August is also off to a great start after he scored his first return touchdown of the season last week. He is currently on pace to turn in the third-highest single-season combined yards total in CFL history. As a tailback, Dorsey has run for 233 yards on just 35 carries in 2008.
The 5-foot-7 sparkplug is the last Rebel to have rushed for 1,000 yards in a season, going for 1,261 as a senior in 2004. He also finished sixth all-time at UNLV with a kickoff return average of 23.4.