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Phillip Dorsett

Phillip Dorsett

Phillip Dorsett II (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 II
No. 13 –New England Patriots
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born:(1993-01-05)January 5, 1993
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
  • Super Bowl champion (LIII)
  • Second-team All-ACC (2014)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 3, 2019
Receiving yards:1,424
Receiving touchdowns:9
Player stats at **NFL.com [33] **
Receiving yards:1,424
Receiving touchdowns:9
Player stats at **NFL.com [33] **

Early years

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 career

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 statistics

Phillip DorsettReceiving
College Totals431212,13217

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
HtWtArm lengthHand size40-yard dash10-yd split20-yd split20-ss3-coneVert jumpBroadBP
5 ft934 in
(1.77 m)
185 lb
(84 kg)
3014 in
(0.77 m)
938 in
(0.24 m)
4.33 s4.11 s6.70 s37 in
(0.94 m)
10 ft 2 in
(3.10 m)
13 reps
All values from NFL Combine[13]

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]

Indianapolis Colts

2015 season: Rookie year

Dorsett signed a four-year contract with the Colts on May 27, 2015.[16][17] During Week 3 against the Tennessee Titans, he caught his first NFL touchdown on a 35-yard reception from Andrew Luck. He finished the game with two receptions for 43 yards and a touchdown.

Dorsett finished his rookie season with 18 receptions for 225 yards and a touchdown in 11 games and zero starts.

2016 season

In the season-opening loss to the Detroit Lions, Dorsett caught four passes for 94 yards in the 39-35 loss. Three weeks later, he caught a career-long 64-yard touchdown in a 30-27 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. During Week 15 against the Minnesota Vikings, he caught his second and final touchdown of the season on a 50-yard pass from Andrew Luck.

Overall, Dorsett finished the 2016 season with 33 receptions for 528 yards and two touchdowns in 15 games and seven starts.

New England Patriots

On September 2, 2017, Dorsett was traded to the New England Patriots for quarterback Jacoby Brissett.[18]

2017 season

On September 7, Dorsett made his Patriots debut in the 42–27 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.[19] Dorsett finished his first season with the Patriots with 12 receptions for 194 yards.[20]

Despite his limited playing time, he caught a 31-yard pass on a flea-flicker from Tom Brady in the AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars as the Patriots won by a score of 24-20, advancing to Super Bowl LII. In the Super Bowl, Dorsett recorded one catch for 19 yards as the Patriots lost to the Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 41-33.[21]

2018 season

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

In the season opener against the Houston Texans, Dorsett had seven catches for 66 yards and a touchdown.[23] He caught his second touchdown of the season three weeks later in a 38-7 victory against the Miami Dolphins. He finished the game with four catches for 55 yards and a touchdown.

Dorsett finished the regular season with 32 catches for 290 yards and three touchdowns.[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, he had only one reception, but it went for a 29-yard 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, but Dorsett did not record a reception in the game.[28]

2019 season

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

During Week 1 against the Pittsburgh Steelers on NBC Sunday Night Football, Dorsett led the Patriots in receiving yards and touchdowns, catching four passes in four targets for 95 yards with two touchdowns in a 33–3 win.[30]

NFL statistics

Regular season





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