Latest class of Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame includes LSU's most decorated defensive player in program history
A dominating force on the LSU defensive line who helped the Tigers win the 2007 BCS national championship is adding another honor to his career achievements.
Glenn Dorsey, the most decorated defensive player in LSU football history, is leading the latest class of inductees chosen for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
A two-time All-American defensive tackle, Dorsey was SEC Defensive Player of the Year and earned the Outland Trophy, Lombardi Award, Nagurski Trophy and Lott Trophy among other top national collegiate honors playing for 2019 LSHOF inductee Les Miles.
After Dorsey left LSU, he was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs with the fifth overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. He played eight seasons with the Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers.
Basketball star Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf and former LSU track and field coach Pat Henry are also in the class. The Class of 2021 will be enshrined Saturday, June 26, in Natchitoches to culminate the 62nd Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Celebration, June 24-26.
The LSHOF Class of 2021 also includes Marques Colston, the all-time leading receiver for the New Orleans Saints; Southern Jaguars baseball star Rickie Weeks; and, Baton Rouge native Courtney Blades-Rogers, considered one of college softball’s best pitchers at Nicholls and Southern Mississippi. North Louisiana is represented by Monroe’s Mackie Freeze, a high school football coach Richwood High School and an undefeated pitcher for the Grambling Tigers; and Natchitoches native Villis “Bo” Dowden, the 1980 Bassmaster Classic champion.
A 40-member Louisiana Sports Writers Association committee selected the 2021 inductees. The panel considered a record 151 nominees from 29 different sport categories on a 35-page ballot.