Andre Dorsey is a professional long jumper and former NCAA track and field standout for the Kennesaw State University Owls. Born in Savannah, GA, Dorsey moved all around the Midwest and Southern United States before finally settling in New Orleans, LA following Hurricane Katrina.
Standing at 6’1” tall and 195 lbs, Dorsey played every sport under the sun while growing up. It was in high school though that he began to develop his love for track and field. As a member of both the football and basketball teams in Chalmette, LA, Dorsey decided to join the track team to enhance his athletic training. Not surprisingly, his natural athletic abilities and hard work allowed him to excel very quickly in the sport. In two short years, Dorsey became a State Champion in the High Jump, State Runner-Up in the Triple Jump, and ranked Top 20 in the Nation for both events.
Based on his accomplishments in the sport, Dorsey signed a full ride scholarship to Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA. While attending KSU his athletic accolades continued to pile up. He earned All-Conference honors (Atlantic Sun Conference) 28 times in indoor and outdoor seasons, and won 17 individual event championships. Dorsey also went on to earn 7 ASUN Most Outstanding Performer awards, led his team to 8 straight Conference Titles, and set 16 School and ASUN Conference Championship meet records.
In 2014, Dorsey was named USTFCCCA (U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association) D1 Indoor South Region Field Athlete of the Year, and was the only athlete in the nation to qualify and compete at the NCAA Indoor Championship in three different events. That same year, he ranked Top 50 in the World in the same events (Triple Jump, Long Jump, and High Jump).
In 2016, Andre finished his final season in the NCAA in the Top 30 in US Rankings / Performances in Triple Jump, Long Jump, and High Jump; while also finishing as a 5x All-American (3x Triple Jump, 1x Long Jump, 1x Heptathlon). After walking across the stage with a Bachelors in Exercise Science from KSU in May, Dorsey competed at the Olympic trials in Eugene, OR and finished 22nd in the triple jump.
Dorsey’s success continued in January 2017 when he was accepted into Life University’s College of Chiropractic program where he is working towards his Doctor of Chiropractic degree and a Sports Chiropractic Master’s degree. While attending school, he finished with the 23rd best Long Jump in the world indoors, and the 47th best jump outdoors.
Andre continues to live in Kennesaw, GA, with is Fiance, who is an Athletic Trainer and High School Teacher, and his dog. In his spare time, Dorsey is a Volunteer Coach at KSU, where he assists with the Decathletes and Multi-Eventers. When he is not competing, training, coaching, or studying, Dorsey likes to cook, go to the movies, participate in outdoor activities like wake boarding, kayaking, fishing, and hiking with is dog. In his off-season, Andrew enjoys playing competitive indoor volleyball, training at Ninja Warrior Gyms, and relaxing on the beach in Miami, FL.