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Green Bay drafts Terps wideout

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Published on: Friday, May 03, 2013

By Brandy L. Simms

Former Maryland wide receiver Kevin Dorsey was the lone Terrapin selected in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Dorsey, a Forestville native, was selected on Saturday by the Green Bay Packers in the seventh round of the draft. He was the 18th pick of the round and the draft’s 224th overall selection.

Following his selection, Dorsey received congratulatory praise from former coaches and teammates via Twitter.

“Congrats to Kevin Dorsey for being drafted by the Packers,” Maryland head coach Randy Edsall tweeted. “He’s a good player with a great work ethic.”

“Congrats to Kevin Dorsey for being drafted by the Green Bay Packers,” tweeted Maryland wide receivers coach Lee Hull. “Wish him well. Another Terp receiver ready to do big things in the NFL.”

“Congrats to Kevin Dorsey on getting drafted,” Maryland linebacker Alex Twine tweeted.

As a senior, Dorsey recorded 18 catches for 311 yards and scored four touchdowns. During his junior campaign, the 6-foot-2, 210-pound standout registered 45 receptions for 573 yards and three touchdowns.

In 2011, Dorsey registered a career-high 124 yards receiving in Maryland’s 32-24 victory over Miami in the season opener. He also caught a career-high nine receptions against West Virginia that season.

Meanwhile, former Maryland tight end Matt Furstenburg signed a free agent deal with the Baltimore Ravens and former Terrapin defensive lineman A.J. Francis has joined the Miami Dolphins as a rookie free agent. Also, the Kansas City Chiefs signed former Maryland linebacker Darin Drakeford.

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