Ken Dorsey

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
10 109-52-1 67.59% 8-9 47.06%


Career Summary

Ken Dorsey is a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) and has been the offensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills since 2022. Before moving into this role on the Bills he held three other positions with the team. His previous position was as the team's offensive pass game coordinator/quarterbacks coach for one season. He began his stint with the Bills in 2019 as the quarterbacks coach.

Playing Career

He was drafted in the seventh round with the two hundred and forty-first pick in the 2003 draft to play quarterback for the 49ers.

Personal Information

Dorsey was born on Wednesday, April 22, 1981 in Orinda, California.

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Playing History

College Playing Years

University of Miami Hurricanes

Ken Dorsey played quarterback for the Miami Hurricanes from 1999-2002. He finished his career with 86 touchdowns to 28 interceptions during his college tenure playing for the Hurricanes. He earned votes for third place in the running for the Heisman Trophy in 2001 while coming in fifth in 2002.

Professional Playing Years

San Francisco 49ers

Dorsey was drafted in the 7th round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers due to concerns over his arm strength. Dorsey He was mainly viewed as a backup by the team, reinforced when the team drafted Alex Smith first overall in 2005. He saw starting reps in three games that year when Smith got injured but underperformed in all.

Cleveland Browns

Dorsey was traded to the Cleveland Browns during the 2006 off-season. He was named the third string behind Derek Anderson and Charlie Frye, respectively. During a short stint in which Dorsey was released, he was re-signed the same year after the starting quarterback Frye was traded to Seattle for poor play. Dorsey was named the starting quarterback in 2008 after Anderson was injured. Dorsey was later injured in a game against the Cincinnati Bengals on December 21 and released after the season.

Toronto Argonauts

Dorsey entered the CFL for the 2010 season where he backed up former NFL quarterback Cleo Lemon for the Toronto Argonauts. He retired from quarterback play later that year.

NFL Coaching Years

Carolina Panthers

In 2011, Dorsey was hired by the Carolina Panthers as a Pro Scout by helping to prepare for upcoming opponents. Before the NFL Draft in 2011 Dorsey helped train many running backs, quarterbacks and wide receivers. Before doing so Dorsey was officially made an IMG Academy instructor.

In 2013, Ken Dorsey became the quarterbacks coach for the Panthers. The same year Cam Newton had his second Pro Bowl season. Newton finished with a career high in completion percentage with 61.7, passing touchdowns with 24 and passer rating with 88.8. In the 2013 season the Panthers went 12-4, earning their first playoff appearance since 2008.

2014 saw a big boost in the passing game directed by Newton and Dorsey. Ten spots better than the previous year's rank, even when Newton missed two games due to injury. On the year the Panthers finished 7-8-1, good enough for first in the NFC South. The Panthers played in a 2014 Wild Card game against the Arizona Cardinals.


Year Position Record Playoff record
2023 Buffalo Bills Offensive Coordinator 11-6-0 1-1
2022 Buffalo Bills Offensive Coordinator 13-3-0 1-1
2021 Buffalo Bills Offensive Pass Game Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach 11-6-0 1-1
2020 Buffalo Bills Quarterbacks Coach 13-3-0 2-1
2019 Buffalo Bills Quarterbacks Coach 10-6-0 0-1
2017 Carolina Panthers Quarterbacks Coach 11-5-0 0-1
2016 Carolina Panthers Quarterbacks Coach 6-10-0 0-0
2015 Carolina Panthers Quarterbacks Coach 15-1-0 2-1
2014 Carolina Panthers Quarterbacks Coach 7-8-1 1-1
2013 Carolina Panthers Quarterbacks Coach 12-4-0 0-1

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Years as a coordinator: 2
  • Conference Championships won: 2015
  • Past teams coached for: Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers
  • College Attended: Miami Hurricanes
  • Date of Birth: Wednesday, April 22, 1981 (42 years old), Orinda, California
  • Draft: NFL Draft: 2003, Round 7, Pick 27