26 Facts About Ken Dorsey


Kenneth Simon Dorsey was born on April 22,1981 and is an American football coach and former quarterback who is the offensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League.


Ken Dorsey played college football at the University of Miami, where he was a national champion and two-time Heisman Trophy finalist, and was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the seventh round of the 2003 NFL Draft, later playing for the Cleveland Browns and the CFL's Toronto Argonauts before retiring in 2010.


Ken Dorsey attended Miramonte High School in Orinda, California, and was a letterman in football and basketball.


Ken Dorsey led the Hurricanes to back to back BCS National Championship game appearances, winning the 2002 Rose Bowl, and appearing in the 2003 Fiesta Bowl.


Ken Dorsey was named Offensive Player of the Year twice, and First-team All-Big East three times.


Ken Dorsey was 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, Ken Dorsey was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy and led the 'Canes to a second consecutive undefeated regular season and a national championship game berth in the 2003 Fiesta Bowl.


In that game Ken Dorsey passed for 296 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions.


Ken Dorsey finished the season with 3,369 passing yards, 28 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions.


Ken 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.


Ken Dorsey went on to start three games for the injured Alex Smith.


In May 2006, Ken Dorsey was traded to the Cleveland Browns along with a 7th round pick in the 2007 NFL Draft for veteran quarterback Trent Dilfer, after having just re-signed with the 49ers.


Ken Dorsey was named the starter for the week 17 game against the Houston Texans but the previously injured Charlie Frye replaced him just minutes before the game.


Frye, Anderson, Quinn, and Ken Dorsey competed for position on the Browns' quarterback depth chart throughout the 2007 NFL Pre-season.


Derek Anderson had a break-through season in 2007, further diminishing the chances of Ken Dorsey receiving playing time.


On November 30,2008, Ken Dorsey was sent into the game against the Indianapolis Colts after Derek Anderson was injured; he threw three passes, two incomplete, the other an interception.


Ken Dorsey was named the starter for the remainder of the 2008 season.


Ken Dorsey was released by the Browns on February 9,2009.


On May 26,2010, Ken Dorsey signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League, where he backed up former Miami Dolphins quarterback Cleo Lemon.


On May 3,2011, Ken Dorsey announced his retirement from professional football.


On January 23,2013, Ken Dorsey transitioned to the Panthers' coaching staff and was hired as their quarterbacks coach under head coach Ron Rivera.


On March 26,2018, Ken Dorsey was hired to serve as the assistant director of athletics for the sports program at Florida International University effective April 2018.


On February 2,2019, Ken Dorsey was hired by the Buffalo Bills as their quarterbacks coach under head coach Sean McDermott.


The Bills promoted Ken Dorsey to passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2021.


On February 1,2022, Ken Dorsey was promoted to offensive coordinator, replacing Brian Daboll, following Daboll's departure to become the head coach of the New York Giants.


Ken Dorsey's reaction received a polarized response from fans, players, and analysts.