TYLER, Texas — When you bring up the name Dorsey to anyone with ties to John Tyler High School’s athletic program, two words seem to echo: athletic family. Under Armour All-American defensive tackle Ashton Dorsey is the latest of the talented family to come down the pike, and he could be the best of the bunch.
Long before Ashton Dorsey grew into a dominant defensive tackle, his sister Ashley starred on the college level at UT-Arlington as a three-time All-American in the shotput from 2000 through 2002. His oldest brother, Floyd Jr., played defensive end for Tulane from 1999 through 2002, and his brother closest in age, Adren, currently is a redshirt freshman at Texas A&M.
“We are very excited for Ashton,” said his mother, Audrey Dorsey, who played volleyball at Texas College after graduating from John Tyler. “He’s always been challenged to do what his big brothers did like play football, play basketball, run track or doing anything around the house. He always thought he should be able to do the same things they did. He was always very competitive, and it’s great to see him succeed.”
As a youngster, Ashton faced off against his older brothers. Always the competitor, the now-6-foot-2, 285-pound Texas commit didn’t back down.
Full Story: Sibling rivalry in the Dorsey household by Gerry Hamilton
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