16 catches, 550 yards, 6 touchdowns, 34.4 yards per catch.
RT @ByTimReynolds: Phillip Dorsett is averaging 34.3 yards per catch this season. National leader.— Charlie Strauzer (@strauzer) October 11, 2014
Let those numbers sink in for a second.
Among the most underrated stories this season in all of College Football, is the amazing efficiency with which Miami Hurricanes Senior WR Phillip Dorsett is producing HUGE plays in the UM passing game.
When Dorsett reportedly blazed through his off season 40s in anywhere between a remarkable 4.19 and 4.22 perhaps we should have seen this coming.
Dorsett, who put together an outstanding sophomore season in 2012 with 58 catches 842 yards and 4 TDs, has always had the speed. But he was plagued early in his career by drops and last season by injuries.
A few weeks back Miami Head Coach Al Golden addressed his disappointing junior year, and his progress this season
"That was difficult last year, because really, for the last three games, — Virginia, Pitt and the bowl game — he tried to go. He tried to be in there. That was torturous for him because he couldn't go. He goes out this summer and had an unbelievable summer. … We're happy for him. He's catching the ball really well."
Indeed PD is catching everything thrown his way this season.
Against Arkansas State on 9/13 Dorsett became only the 3rd Hurricane to go over 200 yards receiving in a game.
He's done it by both making the routine, and the obscene catches look easy:
Now that those issues are behind him, he is arguably one the most dangerous WRs in the country.
And despite a low number of targets, the hard working and modest senior remains ready each and every time the ball comes his way,
“I just try to take advantage of every opportunity I get because they do not come often, so you just have to make the play when your number is called” observed Dorsett following UM's big win last weekend over Cincinnati.
If UM is to overcome the odds and win the ACC Coastal they will need him to continue his big play ways.
And if he does, you will also find him behind a few NFL secondaries next fall as well.