2009 Scouting Report: One of the finest overall athletes on Pitt's team...entering his second season at the tight end position, Dickerson appears poised to make the biggest contributions of his career...capable of stretching the field like a wide receiver in the pass game.
2008: In his first season at tight end, played in 13 games, starting two...had 13 catches for 174 yards (13.4 avg.) and two TDs...had two rushes for 25 yards (12.5 avg.)...caught the first TD of his career on a two-yard pass vs. Syracuse...had a 41-yard TD catch at Cincinnati...had two catches for 37 yards vs. Oregon State in the Sun Bowl.
2007: Played in all 12 games as a reserve Sam linebacker and had 15 total tackles...had career-high six stops with a TFL assist at Michigan State...also compiled 56 yards on four kick returns on the year with a long of 23 vs. Rutgers.
2006: Played in eight games to letter, primarily seeing time at wide receiver and on the kick return unit...scored a 14-yard TD off a reverse vs. Toledo...lined up once in the backfield at Syracuse and took a direct snap for a 10-yard rush...had a five-yard catch and one-yard rush at UCF.
High School: Diverse talent who proved to be a threat whether he lined up at receiver, running back, quarterback, defensive back or kick returner...a consensus Top 100 recruit by the scouting services...named The Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AAA Player of the Year following his senior season...was a two-time first-team Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AAA All-State selection... selected a U.S. Army All-American and played in the All-American Bowl, an all-star game featuring the nation's top 78 high school players at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas...led the WPIAL with 36 total touchdowns his senior year...as a running back, rushed for 1,429 yards on 182 carries (7.9 avg.) and scored 30 touchdowns...also had 22 receptions for 423 yards (19.2 avg.) with six TDs and intercepted four passes...as a junior, rushed for 1,065 yards and 13 touchdowns, while catching 25 passes for 517 yards (20.7 avg.) and eight TDs...three-year starter at West Allegheny, helping the Indians to three WPIAL Class AAA playoff berths and a combined 26-8 mark (.765)...was the 2006 recipient of the Pittsburgh Athletic Association's Mercury Award, annually presented to the top high school football player in Western Pennsylvania...Dickerson was presented the award by Pitt legends Tony Dorsett and Bill Fralic at the PAA's annual banquet...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Player of the Year...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette WPIAL Class AAA Player of the Year...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22"... Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 25"...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review All-Class AAA...Harrisburg Patriot-News "Platinum 33"...Keystone Recruiting's Pennsylvania Class AAA Player of the Year and WPIAL Player of the Year...selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic... rated the nation's No. 35 prospect by Scout.com, No. 74 by Scouts, Inc., No. 79 by Tom Lemming, No. 82 by PrepStar and No. 85 by Rivals.com...nation's No. 4 receiver by Scout.com...rated the nation's No. 8 "athlete" and Pennsylvania's No. 6 prospect by Rivals.com...rated the No. 11 prospect in the East Region by Scout.com... SuperPrep All-American...PrepStar "Dream Team"... named to the "ESPN 150," a listing of the nation's top 150 recruits (rated No. 74)...played under Coach Bob Palko... also lettered in basketball and track.
Personal: Dorin R. Dickerson, born 3/31/88, is the son of Randy and Pamela Dickerson...father played basketball at Kansas State and Lock Haven...communications major.
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