Dorsey Nabs STATS FCS National Special Teams Player of the Week

Photo Credit: Mikayla Gemp
Photo Credit: Mikayla Gemp

KINGSTON, R.I. – Rhode Island junior Ahmere Dorsey added a second major honor Monday as he was named the STATS FCS National Special Teams Player of the Week after earning the CAA Football Special Teams Player of the Week earlier in the day.

Dorsey's 97-yard kick return for a touchdown provided the winning points for the Rams in a 23-16 victory at Harvard. Dorsey finished the game with 243 all-purpose yards, as he returned six kickoffs for 232 yards and two punt returns for 11 yards. The 97-yard kick return was the fifth-longest return in program history. It also was his second special teams touchdown of the year, as he had a 69-yard punt return against Albany.

Just four games into his Rhode Island career, Dorsey has established himself as one of the top return men in program history. His 136 punt return yards already are the 11th most in a single season in program history, and he needs just one more yard to crack the top 10. With 300 kick return yards through four games, he is well ahead of pace to crack the single-season top 10 in that category as well. Dorsey is averaging a combined 109 kick/punt return yards per game and has a chance to become the first player in program history to reach 1,000 special teams return yards in one season.

Rhode Island hosts Brown in the annual Governor's Cup game Saturday, Oct. 6 at Meade Stadium. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.