Dorsey's special season continues

ROB LONGLEY -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 1:18 PM ET

Dominique Dorsey began the CFL season on the sidelines.

By mid-season, he was his own self-contained highlight reel.

And by the end, the Argos kick returner may be an award winner.

Dorsey was yesterday named the East Division special teams representative for the year-end Rogers CFL player honours.

The speedster from UNLV joined defensive end Jonathan Brown -- who is up for outstanding defensive player -- as the only two Argos nominees in six categories.

"At the beginning of the year I couldn't imagine this," said Dorsey, who was traded from Saskatchewan to Winnipeg tand hen cut by the Bombers in the pre-season.

"This is so far-fetched. It just goes to show how strong the special teams we have here.

"The guys are really serious about what they are doing and take a lot of pride in it."

The Argos signed Dorsey, activating him in Week 6 and he had an immediate impact, returning a missed field goal 129 yards for a touchdown.

It was one of three majors on the year for Dorsey, who has been a four-time special teams player of the week.

Brown and Dorsey were fitting nominees for the Argos given the team has dominated on defence and special teams.

Two quarterbacks are the finalists for outstanding player -- Saskatchewan's Kerry Joseph will represent the West, while Kevin Glenn of the Bombers will represent the East.

The awards, which were voted on by the Football Reporters of Canada, will be presented on Nov. 22 at Roy Thomson Hall as part of Grey Cup week festivities.

Edwards out

John Avery will start at running back for the second consecutive week as Robert Edwards continues to nurse a hamstring injury.

Avery ran for 70 yards on 15 carries in last week's 16-8 win over Winnipeg and scored his first touchdown of the season.


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