Drafted: Pick 27 of the 7th round by San Francisco
Positives: Dropback passer with good arm strength...Sets up quickly to see the field and looks very comfortable with his follow-through...Rarely forces the ball and gets rid of the pigskin with a smooth motion...Can makes the short and deep throws...Puts good zip behind his attempts, displaying a tight spiral...Knows how to take something off the ball to make the easy toss and shows great confidence in his touch...Takes his time spotting his targets and never is rattled by pressure...Displays great presence in the huddle...While he is mostly a dropback passer, he does have the agility to roll out of the pocket and throw on the run...Knows how to look defenses off to spot his secondary targets.
Negatives: Has a tall, thin, almost frail frame and needs to add more bulk...Not that elusive in the pocket...Had adequate arm strength and can throw long, but is more effective in the intermediate passing area...Will overthrow at times when flushed out of the pocket...Throws a tight spiral in the short area, but his long ball tends to flutter a bit... Seems to have difficulties eluding when defenders generate a fierce pass rush...Fair weather passer (most quarterbacks are) who seems to struggle when playing in poor weather (see 2001 Boston College game).
Unassuming field general who was 38-2 as a starter and led the Hurricanes to another unbeaten regular season in 2002...Led his team to victory in 34 consecutive games, the longest winning streak of any starting quarterback since Oklahoma's Steve Davis (1973-75)...Led Miami to three Big East Conference championships and was undefeated as a starter in BIG EAST play (25-0)...Owns nearly every significant Miami passing record, including most touchdown passes (86), passing yards (9565), pass completions (668), total offense (9486), pass attempts (1153), 200-yard passing games (31) and consecutive passes thrown without an interception (193, 1999-2000)...Has also thrown for over 300 yards ten times and for two or more touchdowns 28 times during his career...Led the Hurricanes to victories in three major bowl games the last three seasons: the 2000 Gator Bowl (vs. Georgia Tech), the 2001 Nokia Sugar Bowl (vs. Florida) and the 2002 Rose Bowl (vs. Nebraska).
All-Big East Conference first-team selection, sharing Big East Offensive Player of the Year honors with tailback Willis McGahee...It is just the second time in NCAA history that two players from the same school have shared any major conference award (Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year: Nick Bell & Matt Rodgers, Iowa, 1990)...Only the second Hurricane quarterback (Gino Torretta, 1991-92) to earn Offensive Player of the Year honors in consecutive seasons)...Led the Big East in passing (256.1 ypg), total offense (254.4) and pass efficiency (148.0 rating)...The pass efficiency rating ranked eighth nationally, as he threw for 300 yards or more in a game five times this season...Completed 222 of 393 attempts (56.5%) for 3369 yards, 28 touchdowns and 12 interceptions...Gained 3330 yards in total offense...Also earned Academic All-Big East honors for the third-straight year... Finished fifth in the voting for the Heisman Trophy.
Florida A&M...Began the season by hitting on 8 of 13 throws for 110 yards and 3 scores.
Florida...Gained 204 yards on 16 of 32 tries with 4 touchdowns...Fumbled once on two carries.
Temple...Connected on 20 of 35 passes for 314 yards and a pair of scores.
Boston College...Followed with 13 of 26 tosses for 202 yards and 2 touchdowns...Also fumbled once on three carries.
Connecticut...Hit Kevin Beard with touchdowns of 5 & 8 yards as he completed 19 of 26 throws for 216 yards.
Florida State...Turned over the ball three times (fumble and two interceptions), but hit on 20 of 45 passes for 362 yards.
West Virginia...Threw for a career-high 422 yards on 22 of 36 attempts with touchdowns of 11 & 42 yards to Andre Johnson...His 422 yards rank eighth on the school's game-record list.
Rutgers...Gained 192 yards with two scores on 16 of 31 passes.
Tennessee...Completed 18 of 35 attempts for 245 yards and a touchdown.
Pittsburgh...Followed with 163 yards on 14 of 26 attempts, including a 20-yard score to Johnson.
Syracuse...Hit on 16 of 25 tosses for 345 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Virginia Tech...Led the Hurricanes to their third-straight Big East title as he threw for 300 yards on 12 of 20 attempts with a pair of scores, including a 49-yarder to Johnson.
Ohio State (Fiesta Bowl)...Was knocked out at the end of regulation play, but came back in overtime, finishing with 296 yards and a pair of scores on 28 of 43 passes.
Winner of the Maxwell Award, recognizing college football's Outstanding Player...Was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy who finished third in the balloting...Associated Press All-American second-team pick...All-Big East Conference first-team and co-Offensive Player of the Year, adding Academic All-Big East honors...Led the nation's most balanced and explosive offense as the Hurricanes averaged 43.2 points per game while throwing for 250.2 yards per contest and rushing for 204.6 yards per game...Compiled a passing efficiency rating of 146.12 as he completed 184 of 318 attempts with nine interceptions... Passed for 2652 yards and 23 touchdowns in 2001 while playing the entire game just twice...Was particularly effective in the clutch, completing 66.7% (64 of 96) attempts on third down plays for 820 yards and 10 touchdowns while converting 50 of 96 (52.0 %) of third down passes into first downs...Named Big East Offensive Player of the Week three times during the season (Penn State, Rutgers and Syracuse)...
Penn State...Threw for 344 yards and 3 touchdowns on 20 of 27 attempts.
Rutgers...Connected on 14 of 25 tosses for 315 yards and 2 scores, including a 40-yarder to Andre Johnson.
Troy State...Added 299 yards with 2 touchdowns on 18 of 30 attempts.
Florida State...Completed 14 of 27 passes for 249 yards and 3 touchdowns, including 18 & 27-yarders to Johnson.
Boston College...Playing in high winds, he had possibly the worst game of his career as he threw for 222 yards on 20 of 41 attempts...Was intercepted a career-high four times and did not throw any touchdowns.
Syracuse...Bounced back with 13 of 20 tosses for 224 yards and 4 touchdowns, including a 31-yarder to Johnson.
Washington...Gained 189 yards with 3 scores on 14 of 21 attempts.
Virginia Tech...Hit on 21 of 44 passes for 235 yards and a 5-yard score to Clinton Portis.
Nebraska (Rose Bowl)...Shared Game MVP honors with Andre Johnson as he completed 22 of 35 passes for 362 yards and 3 touchdowns, including 8 & 49-yarders to Johnson.
All-Big East Conference and Academic All-Big East first-team choice...Led the Big East in passing yardage (248.8 ypg), total offense (246.7 ypg) and pass efficiency (152.3 rating)...Completed 188 of 322 passes (58.4%) for 2737 yards, 25 touchdowns and only five interceptions.
McNeese State...Began the season with 17 of 29 passes for 248 yards and 3 scores.
West Virginia...Connected on 22 of 33 tosses for 291 yards and a pair of touchdowns to Reggie Wayne (38 & 47 yards).
Rutgers...Followed with 14 of 19 attempts for 215 yards and 3 scores.
Florida State...Gained 328 yards on 27 of 42 passes with 2 scores, including a 13-yarder to Jeremy Shockey with 0:46 remaining to give Miami a 27-24 decision.
Temple...After 193 consecutive pass attempts, he finally threw an interception, but still picked up 193 yards on 11 of 22 tosses with 2 touchdowns, including a 67-yarder to Santana Moss.
Virginia Tech...Hit on 11 of 23 attempts for 283 yards and 3 touchdowns, including an 80-yarder (career-long) to Moss...The 80-yarder was Miami's longest pass completion since Scott Covington's 85-yard toss vs. Pittsburgh in 1996.
Pittsburgh...Completed 22 of 35 attempts for 264 yards and 2 scores.
Syracuse...Added 263 yards and a touchdown on 16 of 28 tries.
Boston College...Connected on 16 of 27 throws for 252 yards and 5 touchdowns...His five scoring tosses tied a school game-record, first set by Bernie Kosar vs. Cincinnati in 1984 and matched by Steve Walsh vs. Cincinnati in 1988.
Florida (Sugar Bowl)...Voted by the news media the Most Outstanding Player of the Game after completing 22 of 40 passes for 270 yards and 3 touchdowns in Miami's 37-20 win.
Started three games for the Hurricanes and appeared in two others as a back-up...Became first true freshman quarterback to start at UM since Mike Rodrigue in 1978...Led UM to the highest three-game point total (155) in school history during the three games he started... Threw for 803 yards and 10 touchdowns on 74 of 120 passes (61.7%)...Converted 63% of Miami's third down attempts as a starter.
Rutgers...Made first career start...Was 19 of 26 for 194 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Syracuse...Tallied 3 touchdowns and 236 yards on 22 of 31 passing.
Temple...Threw for a career-high 288 yards and 4 touchdowns on 23 of 34 passing, becoming the first freshman in UM history to toss four scoring passes in a game.
Georgia Tech (Gator Bowl)...Hit on 7 of 15 passes for 81 yards and a touchdown.
Campus Agility Tests
4.69 in the 40-yard dash...Right-handed.
COMBINE AGILITY TESTS
ARM HAND TEST 40 20 10 225 VJ BJ SHUTTLE CONE
32 9 1/2 25
Attended Miramonte (Orinda, Cal.) High...USA Today Honorable Mention All-American, adding Max Emfinger National Blue Chip honors...Selected to play in the Texas-California All-Star game...Garnered first-team All-Bay Area, County, and League honors...Led his team to back-to-back North Coast Section 2A East Bay titles in his two seasons as the starting quarterback...In just two seasons, he passed for 4968 yards and 52 touchdowns... Threw for 2780 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior in leading team to a 13-0 record... Named to the San Francisco Times All-State first-team...Threw for 3,500 yards and 40 touchdowns as a junior...Lettered in basketball as a junior and senior...Averaged 10 points, eight rebounds and five steals per game as a senior...Coached in football by Floyd Burnsed.
Business Management & Organization major, graduating in December, 2002...Three-time Academic All-Big East pick...Son of Maggie and Tom Dorsey...Born Kenneth Simon Dorsey on 4/22/81...Resides in Orinda, California.
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