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Ken Dorsey Named USA Today's National Player of the Week

Oct. 10, 2000

Coral Gables, Fla. (www.hurricanesports.com) – Miami quarterback Ken Dorsey, who passed for a career-high 328 yards and two touchdowns in UM’s 27-24 win over Florida State on Saturday, was named the National Player of the Week Monday night by USA Today.

With his team trailing, 24-20, and just 1:37 remaining in the game Dorsey led the Hurricanes on a 68-yard drive to a touchdown by completing six-of-seven pass attempts. Dorsey’s 13-yard strike to tight end Jeremy Shockey with 46 seconds remaining proved to be the winning touchdown in UM’s upset of the top-ranked Seminoles.

Dorsey, a sophomore from Orinda, CA (Miramonte HS), ran his string of passes thrown without an interception to 163 as he broke the UM school record of 123 previously held by Gino Torretta. For the season, Dorsey has completed 95-of-157 passes for 1,297 yards and 11 touchdowns without throwing an interception.