The Info List - Ken Dorsey

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Kenneth Simon Dorsey (born April 22, 1981) is the assistant athletic director of the Florida International University
Florida International University
Golden Panthers athletic teams as of April 2018. He is a former American football coach and quarterback. He played college football for the University of Miami, where he was a two-time Heisman Trophy finalist. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers
in the seventh round of the 2003 NFL Draft, and played for the Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
from 2006 to 2008. He was the quarterbacks coach for the Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers
from 2013 to 2017.


1 Early years 2 College career

2.1 College statistics

3 Professional career

3.1 San Francisco 49ers 3.2 Cleveland Browns 3.3 Toronto Argonauts

4 Post-playing career 5 References 6 External links

Early years[edit] Dorsey attended Miramonte High School
Miramonte High School
in Orinda, California, and was a letterman in football and basketball. In football, he was a USA Today Honorable Mention All-USA selection. In basketball, he was a two-year letterman and as a senior, averaged 10.0 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 steals per game. College career[edit] While at the University of Miami, Dorsey was known as a consummate winner, leading the Hurricanes to the 2001 national championship and posting a record of 38–2 as the team's starting quarterback. Dorsey also effectively rewrote the school record book, setting career records for total offense (9,486 yards), passing yards (9,565), passing touchdowns (86), pass completions (668), pass attempts (1,153), victories as a starting quarterback (38), winning percentage by a starting quarterback (.974), 200-yard passing performances (31), consecutive passes without an interception (193), consecutive games with a touchdown pass (31), and touchdown passes in a game (5). In addition, Dorsey was named the co-MVP of the 2002 Rose Bowl
2002 Rose Bowl
(in which Miami defeated the University of Nebraska to win its fifth national championship), Offensive Player of the Year twice (2001, 2002), and First-team All-Big East three times (2000, 2001, 2002). Dorsey was also a finalist for the Heisman Trophy in both 2001 and 2002 and the winner of the 2001 Maxwell Award, which is given to the national collegiate player of the year. In 2002, Dorsey led Miami to an undefeated regular season and a national championship berth, where Miami would fall to eventual champion Ohio State. In double-overtime Dorsey and the Hurricanes were upset in their bid to win a second straight national championship. He passed for 296 yards, 2 TD's, and 2 interceptions. Miami finished the season 12–1, ranking second behind the Buckeyes. Dorsey finished the season with 3,369 passing yards, 28 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. He was once again a finalist for the Heisman Trophy. Dorsey was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame at its 45th Annual Induction Banquet on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Jungle Island in Miami. College statistics[edit]


Year Team GP Cmp Att Pct Yards TDs Int

1999 Miami 6 74 120 61.7 807 10 2

2000 Miami 11 188 322 58.4 2,737 25 5

2001 Miami 11 184 318 57.9 2,652 23 9

2002 Miami 13 222 393 56.5 3,369 28 12

College Totals 41 668 1,153 57.9 9,565 86 28

Professional career[edit] San Francisco 49ers[edit] Despite a strong college career, Dorsey was selected in the seventh round with the 241st overall pick of the 2003 NFL Draft
2003 NFL Draft
by the San Francisco 49ers, due in part to concerns over Dorsey's arm strength. In his first two seasons in the NFL, he played in nine games (starting in seven), completing 171 of his 316 pass attempts, and throwing for 1,712 yards and eight touchdowns with eleven interceptions. He started the 2005 season as the third quarterback behind Tim Rattay and #1 pick Alex Smith, moving into the backup role after the trade of Rattay to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He went on to start three games for the injured Alex Smith. In a Week 11 game against the Seattle Seahawks, Dorsey led an inspired comeback and was a two-point conversion away from sending the game into overtime. Cleveland Browns[edit]

Dorsey during his tenure with the Browns.

In May 2006, Dorsey was traded to the Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
along with a 7th round pick in the 2007 NFL Draft
2007 NFL Draft
for veteran quarterback Trent Dilfer, after having just re-signed with the 49ers. During training camp, Dorsey and Derek Anderson competed for the 2nd string position behind starter Charlie Frye. In the battle which ended in a virtual tie, Dorsey went on to serve as the third-string quarterback behind Anderson for all of the 2006 season. Dorsey was named the starter for the week 17 game against the Houston Texans
Houston Texans
but the previously injured Charlie Frye
Charlie Frye
replaced him just minutes before the game. The Browns went on to lose to the Texans as Frye threw an interception and no touchdown passes. Dorsey's hopes of becoming a starter for the Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
became much more bleak after the Browns drafted quarterback Brady Quinn
Brady Quinn
of the University of Notre Dame
University of Notre Dame
with the 22nd overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft. Charlie Frye, Derek Anderson, Quinn, and Dorsey battled for position on the Browns' QB depth chart throughout the 2007 NFL Pre-season. On September 1, 2007, the Browns released Dorsey. After a disappointing loss to Pittsburgh in Week 1, Frye was traded to Seattle and Dorsey was re-signed by the Browns in a reserve role. Derek Anderson had a break-through season in 2007, further diminishing the chances of Dorsey receiving playing time. On November 30, 2008, Dorsey was sent into the game against the Indianapolis Colts after Derek Anderson was injured; he completed two passes, one incomplete, the other an interception. On December 2, Derek Anderson was put on injured reserve ending his season. Dorsey was named the starter for the remainder of the 2008 season. However, Dorsey was injured during the December 21 game that was against the Bengals. Fourth string quarterback Bruce Gradkowski started in place of Dorsey in week 17 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Dorsey was released by the Browns on February 9, 2009.[2] For a brief time, Dorsey was the quarterbacks coach for the Lakewood Ranch Mustangs high school football team in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. On April 26, 2011, he was named offensive coordinator at nearby Riverview High School (Sarasota, Florida). Toronto Argonauts[edit] On May 26, 2010, Dorsey signed with the Toronto Argonauts
Toronto Argonauts
of the Canadian Football League, where he backed up former Miami Dolphins quarterback Cleo Lemon.[3] On May 3, 2011, Dorsey announced his retirement from professional football.[4] Post-playing career[edit] The Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers
hired Dorsey as a pro scout on August 15, 2011.[5] During the 2011 off season, Dorsey was an IMG employee who trained NFL quarterbacks Cam Newton, Christian Ponder, and Joe Webb, and wide receiver Randall Cobb.[6] Dorsey was hired as the Panthers' quarterbacks coach on January 23, 2013.[7] In the 2015 season, Dorsey and the Panthers reached Super Bowl 50 on February 7, 2016. The Panthers fell to the Denver Broncos by a score of 24–10.[8] On January 9, 2018, he was fired.[9] Dorsey was hired in March 26, 2018 to be the assistant director of athletics for the Florida International University
Florida International University
sports program at Florida International University
Florida International University
effective April 2018. Carolina Panthers Quarterback
Cam Newton
Cam Newton
was quoted as saying "He'll bring a newness and spark to FIU. Not only is he a hard worker, but he has a vibrant killer instinct. He's a known proven winner over the years."[10] References[edit]

^ Ken Dorsey
Ken Dorsey
Hurricane Football. CBS Interactive. 2012. Retrieved October 27, 2016 ^ " Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
2009 Preview". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 29 August 2017.  ^ https://www.tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=322716 Argonauts add Dorsey to Growing List of Quarterbacks ^ " Ken Dorsey
Ken Dorsey
retires: Former Miami Hurricanes QB Ken Dorsey
Ken Dorsey
retires from CFL".  ^ Florio, Mike (August 15, 2011). "Panthers hire Ken Dorsey
Ken Dorsey
as advance scout". profootballtalk.com. Retrieved 2011-08-15.  ^ LAYDEN T. THE REAL THING. Sports Illustrated Kids [serial online]. November 2011;23(10):50. ^ Crabtree, Curtis (22 January 2013). "Panthers hire Ken Dorsey
Ken Dorsey
as quarterbacks coach". Profootballtalk.com. Retrieved 23 January 2013.  ^ " Super Bowl 50
Super Bowl 50
- Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers
- February 7th, 2016". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 7 August 2017.  ^ "Panthers part ways with OC Mike Shula, QB coach Ken Dorsey". panthers.com. January 9, 2018. Retrieved January 9, 2018.  ^ "Former 'Canes QB Ken Dorsey
Ken Dorsey
reunites with Butch Davis as FIU assistant AD". www.msn.com. Retrieved 2018-03-27. 

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Miami Hurricanes starting quarterbacks

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San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers
starting quarterbacks

Frankie Albert
Frankie Albert
(1946–1952) Y. A. Tittle
Y. A. Tittle
(1951–1960) Jim Powers (1953) Jim Cason (1954) Earl Morrall
Earl Morrall
(1956) John Brodie
John Brodie
(1957–1973) Lamar McHan (1963) Bob Waters (1963) George Mira
George Mira
(1964–1967) Steve Spurrier
Steve Spurrier
(1967, 1969, 1972–1973, 1975) Joe Reed (1973–1974) Tom Owen (1974–1975) Dennis Morrison (1974) Norm Snead (1974–1975) Jim Plunkett (1976–1977) Scott Bull (1976, 1978) Steve DeBerg (1978–1980) Joe Montana
Joe Montana
(1979–1990) Matt Cavanaugh
Matt Cavanaugh
(1984–1985) Jeff Kemp (1986) Mike Moroski (1986) Steve Young
Steve Young
(1987–1999) Bob Gagliano (1987) Steve Bono
Steve Bono
(1991) Elvis Grbac
Elvis Grbac
(1995–1996) Jim Druckenmiller (1997) Ty Detmer
Ty Detmer
(1998) Steve Stenstrom (1999) Jeff Garcia
Jeff Garcia
(1999–2003) Tim Rattay (2003–2005) Ken Dorsey
Ken Dorsey
(2004–2005) Alex Smith
Alex Smith
(2005–2007, 2009–2012) Cody Pickett
Cody Pickett
(2005) Trent Dilfer
Trent Dilfer
(2007) Shaun Hill
Shaun Hill
(2007–2009) Chris Weinke (2007) J. T. O'Sullivan
J. T. O'Sullivan
(2008) Troy Smith
Troy Smith
(2010) Colin Kaepernick
Colin Kaepernick
(2012–2016) Blaine Gabbert
Blaine Gabbert
(2015–2016) Brian Hoyer
Brian Hoyer
(2017) C. J. Beathard
C. J. Beathard
(2017) Jimmy Garoppolo
Jimmy Garoppolo

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Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
starting quarterbacks

Cliff Lewis (1946–1947, 1949) Otto Graham
Otto Graham
(1946–1955) George Ratterman
George Ratterman
(1953–1956) Babe Parilli
Babe Parilli
(1956) Tommy O'Connell
Tommy O'Connell
(1956–1957) Milt Plum (1957–1961) Len Dawson
Len Dawson
(1961) Jim Ninowski (1962–1963, 1965) Frank Ryan (1962–1968) Gary Lane (1967) Bill Nelsen (1968–1972) Mike Phipps
Mike Phipps
(1970–1976) Don Gault (1970) Brian Sipe
Brian Sipe
(1974–1983) Will Cureton (1975) Dave Mays (1977) Terry Luck (1977) Paul McDonald (1982–1984) Gary Danielson
Gary Danielson
(1985–1988) Bernie Kosar
Bernie Kosar
(1985–1993) Jeff Christensen (1987) Mike Pagel (1988, 1990) Don Strock (1988) Mike Tomczak (1992) Todd Philcox (1992–1993) Vinny Testaverde
Vinny Testaverde
(1993–1995) Mark Rypien
Mark Rypien
(1994) Eric Zeier
Eric Zeier
(1995) Ty Detmer
Ty Detmer
(1999) Tim Couch (1999–2003) Doug Pederson
Doug Pederson
(2000) Spergon Wynn (2000) Kelly Holcomb (2002–2004) Jeff Garcia
Jeff Garcia
(2004) Luke McCown
Luke McCown
(2004) Trent Dilfer
Trent Dilfer
(2005) Charlie Frye
Charlie Frye
(2005–2007) Derek Anderson (2006–2009) Brady Quinn
Brady Quinn
(2008–2009) Ken Dorsey
Ken Dorsey
(2008) Bruce Gradkowski
Bruce Gradkowski
(2008) Jake Delhomme
Jake Delhomme
(2010) Seneca Wallace
Seneca Wallace
(2010–2011) Colt McCoy
Colt McCoy
(2010–2011) Brandon Weeden
Brandon Weeden
(2012–2013) Thad Lewis
Thad Lewis
(2012) Brian Hoyer
Brian Hoyer
(2013–2014) Jason Campbell
Jason Campbell
(2013) Johnny Manziel
Johnny Manziel
(2014–2015) Connor Shaw
Connor Shaw
(2014) Josh McCown
Josh McCown
(2015–2016) Austin Davis
Austin Davis
(2015) Robert Griffin III
Robert Griffin III
(2016) Cody Kessler
Cody Kessler
(2016) DeShone Kizer
DeShone Kizer
(2017) Kevin Hogan
Kevin Hogan

Ken Dorsey—championships, awards, and honors

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2001 Miami Hurricanes football—consensus national champions

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Head coach: Larry Coker

Assistant coaches: Rob Chudzinski Curtis Johnson Greg Mark Randy Shannon Mark Stoops

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Maxwell Award winners

1937: Frank 1938: O'Brien 1939: Kinnick 1940: Harmon 1941: Dudley 1942: Governali 1943: Odell 1944: G. Davis 1945: Blanchard 1946: Trippi 1947: D. Walker 1948: Bednarik 1949: Hart 1950: Bagnell 1951: Kazmaier 1952: Lattner 1953: Lattner 1954: Beagle 1955: Cassady 1956: McDonald 1957: Reifsnyder 1958: Dawkins 1959: Lucas 1960: Bellino 1961: Ferguson 1962: Baker 1963: Staubach 1964: Ressler 1965: Nobis 1966: Lynch 1967: Beban 1968: Simpson 1969: Reid 1970: Plunkett 1971: Marinaro 1972: Van Pelt 1973: Cappelletti 1974: Joachim 1975: Griffin 1976: Dorsett 1977: Browner 1978: Fusina 1979: C. White 1980: Green 1981: Allen 1982: H. Walker 1983: Rozier 1984: Flutie 1985: Long 1986: Testaverde 1987: McPherson 1988: Sanders 1989: Thompson 1990: Detmer 1991: Howard 1992: Torretta 1993: Ward 1994: Collins 1995: George 1996: Wuerffel 1997: P. Manning 1998: Williams 1999: Dayne 2000: Brees 2001: Dorsey 2002: Johnson 2003: E. Manning 2004: J. White 2005: Young 2006: Quinn 2007: Tebow 2008: Tebow 2009: McCoy 2010: Newton 2011: Luck 2012: Te'o 2013: McCarron 2014: Mariota 2015: Henry 2016: Jackson 2017: Mayfield

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San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers
2003 NFL draft
2003 NFL draft

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