Purdue’s all-time punting leader



Birthday: September 4, 1979 (San Diego, Calif.)

High School: Bozeman High School (Bozeman, Mont.); Nailed the longest field goal in state history at 63 yards

Height/Weight: 6-foot-6, 230 pounds

Dorm Days: Dorsch played both football and baseball as a Boilermaker. His school football records include career scoring (355 points), career field goals (69) and career punting average (48.4). He became the first Big Ten Conference athlete to be named as a first-team All-Conference selection as both a punter and a placekicker and was a consensus All-American in 2001.

Go Figure: 48.4. Dorsch paced the nation with his 48.4 yards per punt in 2001, a statistic that put him in a fourth-place tie for the all-time mark in NCAA history.

NFL Career: Fourth-round pick (111th overall to Cincinnati). Dorsch kicked in just one game in the NFL, punting five times for an average of 32.4 yards a boot for the Bengals.

Extra Points: Dorsch is the only athlete in Purdue history to have kicked a field goal and thrown a touchdown in football, and hit a home run and record a win as a pitcher in baseball. Following his football career, Dorsch had two scholarly articles published. He now regularly competes in Iron Man triathlons.


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