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Encyclopedia > Dorsey Levens

Dorsey Levens is a former American NFL running back. Born May 21, 1970 in Syracuse, New York, Levens had a strong high school football career, going on to play at Notre Dame; only to find himself competing with Ricky Watters, Jerome Bettis, Rodney Culver, Reggie Brooks, and Anthony Johnson, all of whom would play in the NFL. Levens eventually earned the starting tailback job at Notre Dame, but injured his knee before the season started. The next year he transferred to Georgia Tech, where - after sitting out a year - he made people notice his combination of size and speed. His 7.2 yards-per-carry average set the school record at Georgia Tech. In his senior season, Levens was voted first-team All-ACC. He rushed for 823 yards and scored 8 TDs that season. NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... May 21 is the 141st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (142nd in leap years). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Clinton Square in Downtown Syracuse Syracuse is an American city in Central New York. ... Not to be confused with the University of Notre Dame Australia The University of Notre Dame is a leading Roman Catholic institution of higher learning located outside South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... Ricky Watters (born April 7, 1969) is a former American Football running back who played for the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, and finally the Seattle Seahawks. ... Jerome Abram Bettis nicknamed The Bus, is an American football running back for the NFLs Pittsburgh Steelers. ... This article is about the NBA basketball player. ... Georgia Institute of Technology The Georgia Institute of Technology, or Georgia Tech, is located in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. With over 16,000 students, Georgia Tech is one of four public research universities in the University System of Georgia. ...


Due partially to his injury, Levens was considered to be a marginal pick in the 1994 NFL draft, and Mel Kiper Jr. labelled him the most overrated pick on the board. He was finally picked in the fifth round by the Green Bay Packers. After playing in various backup roles, he played well in the 1996 postseason, and won the starting halfback job (previously held by Edgar Bennett) in 1997. Levens emerged as one of the best running backs in football in 1997, rushing for over 1400 yards and getting voted to the Pro Bowl. However, he injured his knee again during the 1998 season and was never the same. He gained 1,000 yards for the Packers in the 1999 season, but was mostly used in a reserve role after that. Levens was released in 2001. During the 2002 season, he played with the Philadelphia Eagles, replacing an injured Correll Buckhalter, and in 2003, with the New York Giants, both times as a backup. He was released by the Giants after the 2003 season. After Buckhalter was again injured during the 2004 preseason, Levens was signed by the Eagles as a free agent. He shared duties with Brian Westbrook through the season, and retired during the 2005 offseason. 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League in the U.S.A. (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... Mel Kiper, Jr. ... Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ... Edgar Bennett (born February 15, 1969) is a former American Football running back who played for the Green Bay Packers (1992-1996) and the Chicago Bears (1998-1999). ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Other nicknames The Birds, The Iggles Team colors Midnight Green, Silver, Black, and White Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop Local radio Flagship stations: WYSP (94. ... Correll Buckhalter is a National Football League Running back for the Philadelphia Eagles. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue, G-Men Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner Wellington Mara and Preston Robert Tisch (both now deceased) Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WFAN (660 AM) Announcers: Dave Jennings, Dick Lynch... In an organised sport league, a season is the portion of one year in which regulated games of the sport are in session. ... In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ... Brian Collins Westbrook (Born on September 2, 1979 in Fort Washington, MD) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL. // College He was a standout running back at Villanova University from 1997-2001. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


External links

  • The Dorsey Levens Foundation

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Dorsey Levens at AllExperts (459 words)
Dorsey Levens on a less common cover for Madden NFL 2000.
Due partially to his injury, Levens was considered to be a marginal pick in the 1994 NFL draft, and Mel Kiper Jr.
A little known fact about Dorsey Levens is that in one game against Whitesboro High School, he scored in almost every way possible: throwing a touchdown, receiving, rushing, an interception, and a fumble recovery.
ESPN.com: NFL - Giants agree to deal with veteran Levens (552 words)
Levens, 32, played with the Philadelphia Eagles on a one-year contract last season and carried 75 times for 411 yards and one touchdown serving as the backup to Duce Staley.
Levens has always prided himself on his conditioning and is a solid character-type player, the kind of veteran presence Giants officials like to have around.
Levens initially expressed some reservations about the Giants, feeling that perhaps the team was simply using him as leverage to convince Dayne to attend the offseason workouts.
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