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Tyrell Dortch
Tyrell Dortch

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hoboken, N.J.

High School:
Hoboken

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 208

Position:
DB

Birthdate:
11/18/1982

Experience:
3L


Has completed a courageous comeback after breaking his right lower leg in the sixth game of the 2001 season vs. Wisconsin...heads into preseason camp listed No. 1 on the depth chart at running back...ran with more abandon and greater confidence after each spring workout...rushed for 191 yards on 40 carries (4.8 avg.) in four spring scrimmages...carried the ball 12 times for 90 yards, scoring on a 1-yard run over the center, in the April 5 scrimmage...2002 SEASON: Redshirted...AS A SOPHOMORE: Appeared in the first six games of the 2001 season, including two starts at cornerback (vs. Minnesota and Wisconsin)...spent the first three games at tailback, working behind T.J. Duckett and Little John Flowers...rushed for 57 yards on nine carries, including a career-long 26-yard run vs. Central Michigan...picked up 46 yards on six attempts in the 2001 season opener vs. Central Michigan...made the transition to the defensive side of the ball after starting cornerbacks Jason Harmon and DeMario Suggs suffered season-ending ankle injuries the first week in October...recorded 10 tackles (8 solos, 2 assists) and three pass break-ups...his first career interception came in the first quarter vs. Wisconsin, picking off Jim Sorgi in the end zone to stop a scoring threat...produced seven tackles and a pass break-up in his first collegiate start at corner vs. Minnesota...had three solo hits and a pass break-up vs. Iowa...AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in nine games as a true freshman in 2000 and played 38.5 minutes...ranked third on the team in rushing with 36 carries for 210 yards (5.8 avg.)...picked up 52 yards on seven rushes vs. Illinois...had 51 yards rushing on a season-high 10 attempts vs. Wisconsin...gained a season-high 66 yards on nine carries vs. Northwestern, including a season-long 15-yard run...produced over 100 all-purpose yards twice, vs. Illinois (season high 119) and Northwestern (103)...averaged 20.0 yards on five kick-off returns, including a 25-yarder vs. Illinois...HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Consensus prep All-American...listed among the nation's top 100 players by PrepStar and ESPN.com's Tom Lemming (No. 58)...ranked among the country's top 10 running backs by Lemming (No. 5), SuperPrep (No. 7) and PrepStar (No. 8)...rated the Eastern Region's No. 2 running back and No. 11 player overall by PrepStar...named New Jersey's Offensive Player of the Year in 1999 by The Newark Star-Ledger...all-state running back rushed for a school-record 2,605 yards and 32 touchdowns as a senior...gained 289 yards and scored four TDs to lead Hoboken (N.J.) High School to a 27-7 win over Wayne Hills in the '99 North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3 championship game...earned all-state honors as a junior after rushing for 1,730 yards and 25 TDs...three-year starter for Coach Eddie Stinson, helping Hoboken to back-to-back North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3 titles...finished his prep career with 4,846 rushing yards and 60 TDs while averaging 11.1 yards per carry...son of Karen Dortch...born Nov. 18, 1982...majoring in family community services.

Dortch's Statistics
Rushing	G/GS	Att.	Yds.	Avg.	TD	LG
2000	9/0	36	210	5.8	0	15
2001	6/0	9	57	6.3	0	26
Career	15/0	45	267	5.9	0	26

Receiving No. Yds. Avg. TD LG 2000 1 4 4.0 0 4 2001 3 27 9.0 0 17 Career 4 31 7.8 0 17

Kickoff Returns No. Yds. Avg. TD LG 2000 5 100 20.0 0 25

Defense G/GS UT AT TM INT PBU 2001 3/2 8 2 10 1-0 3

Dortch's Career Highs Carries: 10, vs. Wisconsin (2000) Rushing Yards: 66, vs. Northwestern (2000) Catches: 2, vs. Northwestern (2001) Receiving Yards: 17, vs. Central Michigan (2001) Tackles: 7, vs. Minnesota (2001) Interceptions: 1, vs. Wisconsin (2001)

Dortch's Game-By-Game Statistics 2000 Rushing Att. Yds. TD LG Marshall DNP Missouri DNP Notre Dame 2 9 0 6 Northwestern 9 66 0 15 Iowa 0 0 0 -- Wisconsin 10 51 0 13 Michigan 3 11 0 9 Illinois 7 52 0 14 Ohio State 2 10 0 6 Purdue 2 8 0 8 Penn State 1 3 0 3 Totals 36 210 0 15

2001 Rushing Att. Yds. TD LG Central Michigan 6 46 0 26 Notre Dame 2 7 0 4 Northwestern 1 4 0 4 Iowa 0 0 0 -- Minnesota 0 0 0 -- Wisconsin 0 0 0 -- Michigan DNP - INJ Indiana DNP - INJ Purdue DNP - INJ Penn State DNP - INJ Missouri DNP - INJ Fresno State DNP - INJ Totals 9 57 0 26