GONZALES – In the aftermath of the August flood of 2016, San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey reached out to Volunteer Ascension to help students in his hometown with school supplies and other things needed.
Dorsey, a native of Gonzales and product of East Ascension and LSU, began a partnership with Volunteer Ascension last year through his Glenn Dorsey Foundation for the annual school supply drive. Dorsey’s foundation is based on helping everyone get in a position to succeed.
The flood affected the areas of St. Amant, Sorrento, Galvez, Lake, Acy, Gonzales, Prairieville and Dutchtown and many of Dorsey’s family and friends were affected. Immersed in training camp for the upcoming season, Dorsey was unable to see the devastation first-hand but knew he had to help in some way.
Dorsey graduated from EA in 2004 where he earned All-State Defensive MVP and was one of the top recruits in the country. At LSU, he led the Tigers to the National Championship in 2008 and was selected All-American two years in a row.
He won the Lombordi Award and Outland, Nagurshi and Lott trophies before being selected with the fifth overall pick by the Kansas City Chiefs where he spent five seasons before coming to the 49ers in 2013.