Dickerson with the Houston Texans
|Born:||March 31, 1988|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||226 lb (103 kg)|
|High school:||Imperial (PA) West Allegheny|
|NFL Draft:||2010 / Round: 7 / Pick: 227|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
Dorin R. Dickerson (born March 31, 1988) is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He played college football at the University of Pittsburgh. He was drafted by the Houston Texans in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He has also played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots, and Buffalo Bills.
High school career
Dickerson attended West Allegheny High School in Imperial, Pennsylvania, where he played a variety of positions, including wide receiver, running back, quarterback, defensive back and kick returner. As a senior, he rushed for 1,429 yards on 182 carries (7.9 avg.) and scored 30 touchdowns, while also having 22 receptions for 423 yards (19.2 avg.) with six touchdowns. On defense, he intercepted four passes. Dickerson was named AP Pennsylvania Class AAA Player of the Year following his senior season.
In his initial year at Pittsburgh, Dickerson played in eight games as a true freshman, primarily seeing time at wide receiver and on the kick return unit. As sophomore he was switched over to defense, and played in all 12 games as a reserve strongside linebacker and had 15 total tackles.
His junior year was his first season at tight end, and Dickerson played in 13 games, starting two. He had 13 catches for 174 yards (13.4 avg.) and two touchdowns. In his senior year, Dickerson had 45 receptions for 508 yards (11.3 avg.) and 10 touchdowns. He received All-American honors by the Associated Press, CBS Sports, the Football Writers Association of America, the Sporting News, and the Walter Camp Football Foundation.
2010 NFL Draft
Dickerson was selected by the Houston Texans in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft.
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 2 in
|9 3⁄4 in
|4.40 s||4.30 s||6.96 s||43 in
|10 ft 5 in
|All values from NFL combine|
He dressed in 7 games for the Texans in the 2010 season, but did not record any stats. He was released during finals cuts on September 3, 2011.
On September 12, 2011, he was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers to their practice squad. He was waived a few days later.
New England Patriots
On December 7, 2011, the New England Patriots announced that they signed Dorin Dickerson to their practice squad.
Dickerson signed with the Detroit Lions on October 14, 2013, to the Lions practice squad. He was promoted on November 19, 2013. He made his first catch for the Lions against the Green Bay Packers, for 26 yards.
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- "Dorin Dickerson Combine Profile", NFL.com, retrieved February 27, 2010.
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- Birkett, Dave (October 19, 2013). "Detroit Lions sign WR Jeremy Ross from practice squad". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved October 19, 2013.
- Twentyman, Tim (November 19, 2013). "Bush says he'll be better; Burleson wants in; Owens to IR and Tampa's defense". Detroit Lions. Retrieved November 28, 2013.
- Glennon, John. "Titans add WR/TE Dorin Dickerson after tryout". tennessean.com. Retrieved June 19, 2014.