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John Dorsey Named to College Football Hall of Fame Ballot

Dorsey played at UConn from 1980-83.

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On Thursday, the National Football Foundation released the College Football Hall of Fame ballot for 2018. Former UConn linebacker and current Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey was once again on the list after being named to the ballot last season.

The Leonardtown, Maryland native is one of 98 candidates in the divisional ranks for induction. Notable players nominated for possible induction from the FBS ranks include Torry Holt, Eric Dickerson, Ray Lewis and Calvin Johnson.

Dorsey played for the Huskies in their Division I-AA Yankee Conference days as a four-year starter from 1980-83. He was named to the all-conference team as well as voted player of the year in 1982 and 1983. In his senior year, he was a captain and a first team All-American.

Dorsey played six seasons in the NFL after being selected 99th overall by the Green Bay Packers as a fourth-round selection. He played for the Packers for six seasons before his career ended due to a knee injury.

Following his playing career, Dorsey worked in scouting from 1991-2012, first as a scout for the Packers. From 1997-98 and again from 2000-2011, he was the director of college scouting for Green Bay, serving the same post for the Seattle Seahawks for one year in 1999.

Since 2012, Dorsey has moved on from scouting to the front office, spending one year as director of football operations for the Packers in 2012 before being named the general manager of the Chiefs in 2013.

More than 12,000 NFF members and current Hall of Famers will vote on the class, which will be announced on Jan. 8, 2018 in Atlanta at the site of the National Championship game.