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The Immaculate Interception

Marcus Dorsey Takes Home Weekly Awards

By Carmine Vetrano

Senior defensive back Marcus Dorsey’s 100-yard interception return last Saturday to seal the homecoming victory for the Blue Devils was not only a highlight for the people in the stands; it was a national highlight for the whole nation to see.

With CCSU up 17-12 in the fourth quarter against rival Scared Heart, Marcus Dorsey picked off Pioneer quarterback Dale Fink’s pass and returned it 100-yards for the school’s longest interception return ever and seal the 24-12 victory. If that wasn’t enough for Dorsey though, then globally known ESPN honoring as the weekend’s number five top play on the SportsCenter should be.

To go along with the ESPN honor, Dorsey took home ECAC and NEC defensive player of the week for also having four tackle and three pass break up plays.

“They were attacking me the whole drive,” the Germantown, Md. native said. “Finally I told myself I wasn’t going to let them score on me,” Dorsey added that, “I was guarding my man and he turned around and so did I, so I made the play and all I saw was grass in front of me and I knew I was going to score.

That interception gave CCSU a two touchdown lead with under three minutes left in that game proving to be one of the biggest defensive plays all season for the Blue Devils.

“We have a lot of improvements,” Dorsey said about the team. “Our defense is on the same page and we all know what we have to do to be good.”

Dorsey has helped CCSU start off the season with a 4-1 record. The senior is first in the NEC with eight passes defended and second in the NEC in interceptions this year.

He credits his improvements to the coaching staff as well as his teammates. “I have a really good relationship with all my coaches. We are a big family and I can talk to them about anything.”

Dorsey, who has a cousin in the NFL, says that he is trying to get himself into the same league. Even with NFL aspirations, CCSU will always hold a spot in his heart. “I’ll miss all my friends. Playing with my friends has to be the best thing about playing here.”

And for that end zone dance to cap off his amazing run, “It’s something that me and my teammates do.”

Either way you look at it, a touchdown is a touchdown on paper. However for Dorsey, it’s different.