John Dorsey (NFL) Bio, Age, Wife, Net Worth, Sweatshirt, Cleveland Browns

John Dorsey Biography

John Michael Dorsey is a former American football player and the current general manager of the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). Dorsey’s previous job was the same position with the Kansas City Chiefs in the National Football League from the 2013 season through the 2016 season.

Dorsey is a former National Football League player for the Green Bay Packers, and later served in the Packers’ Scouting Department for more than two decades, including Director of College Scouting from 2000 to 2011. In 1999 he served as the Seattle Seahawks’ Director of Player Personnel, between two stints in Green Bay’s front office.

John Dorsey Age

John Michael Dorsey was born on August 30, 1960 in Leonardtown, Maryland, U.S. He is 59 years old as of 2019.

John Dorsey Height

Dorsey stands at a height of 6′ 2″

John Dorsey Net Worth

Dorsey has an estimated net worth of $1 million U.S dollars.

John Dorsey Wife | John Dorsey Children

Dorsey is married to Patricia with whom they have a son and daughter with, Dorsey also has two adult sons from his first marriage. Dorsey and Patricia first met in Kansas City while Dorsey was on a scouting trip for the Packers. After several years of dating, they were married in 2005.

John Dorsey Parents

Dorsey is a son of Walter B. Dorsey, former Maryland state senator and Jeanne Dorsey Mandel, who remarried in 1974 to Maryland Governor Marvin Mandel First Lady of Maryland.

John Dorsey Sweatshirt

Cleveland Browns GM John Dorsey gifts signature sweatshirt to fan after preseason game, following the Cleveland Browns’ 20-16 preseason victory over the Detroit Lions on Thursday, general manager John Dorsey gifted his sweatshirt to a fan. Cleveland Browns’ 20-16 victory over the Detroit Lions in their prseason finale came to a close, John Dorsey was mere minutes way from his 59th birthday.

But rather than receiving a gift, it was the Browns general manager who was in the giving mood. As John Dorsey was running off the field following his team’s preseason finale, it should come as no surprise that the popular GM was being showered with praise from the fans in the stands. What was unexpected, however, was that Dorsey opted to part ways with one of his signature crewneck sweatshirts, gifting into to a fan in the Dawg Pound’s front row.

John Dorsey Education

Dorsey went to from St. Mary’s High School in Annapolis. He earned bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Economics from the University of Connecticut.

John Dorsey College

Dorsey was a four-year starter at linebacker for the University of Connecticut Huskies, being twice named Yankee Conference Defensive Player of the Year as well as an NCAA Division I-AA All-American honors.

John Dorsey Professional Career

He was a 4th round pick by the Green Bay Packers in the 1984 NFL Draft. Dorsey was also 7th round draft pick by the USFL’s Philadelphia Stars 1984 USFL Draft. He played five seasons for Green Bay at linebacker and on special teams. His thirty-five special teams tackles for the Packers in 1984 is still a team record.

He spent the 1989 season on the injured reserve list after suffering a knee injury during pre-game warmups of the Packers regular season opener, effectively ending his playing days. Dorsey totaled 130 tackles and two fumble recoveries during his five-year career.

John Dorsey Administrative Career

Green Bay Packers
After his playing career ended, he chose to remain in football, taking a job as a college scout for the Packers in May 1991. Dorsey was later promoted to Director of College Scouting for the team in February 1997.

Seattle Seahawks
Dorsey followed former Packers coach Mike Holmgren in January 1999, to the Seattle Seahawks, assuming the role of the team’s Director of Player Personnel. He resigned in 2000.

Second stint with the Packers
Dorsey returned to the Packers in 2000, taking over again as Director of College Scouting. He remained in that position through 2011, and winning a Super Bowl ring. In 2012, Dorsey was named Director of Football Operations. He is credited with making the Packers one of the best drafting teams in the NFL, helping choose star players like Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews and Greg Jennings.

John Dorsey Kansas City Chiefs

Dorsey became the general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs on January 13, 2013. The move reunited Dorsey with new Chiefs head coach Andy Reid. From 1992 to 1997, the pair served on the Green Bay Packers coaching staff together. It had previously been announced that Reid would have the final say in football matters when he came over from Philadelphia, but the Chiefs then announced that Dorsey would have the same authority over personnel as other NFL general managers.

However, Dorsey and Reid reported on an equal basis to chairman and CEO Clark Hunt, unlike past years in which the coach reported to the general manager. On June 22, 2017, the Chiefs organization and Dorsey agreed to part ways, after posting a 43–21 record and three trips to the postseason in his four seasons as GM for the Chiefs.

Shortly before leaving the Chiefs, former Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin said that Dorsey informed him of his release on a voicemail, which drew criticism from Maclin himself and the media. After he was fired, it was reported he was fired due to his management style, communication and also the Chiefs salary cap issues. His management of the salary cap led to several long term and fan favorite Chiefs players being released or traded, including Jamaal Charles, Derrick Johnson.

John Dorsey Browns

Dorsey became the general manager of the Cleveland Browns on December 7, 2017, hours after Sashi Brown was relieved of his duties; a press conference announcing his hiring was held the following day with team owner Jimmy Haslam. Dorsey went on to draft quarterback Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma) 1st overall in the 2018 NFL Draft, pairing him with #4 overall pick cornerback Denzel Ward (Ohio State), running back Nick Chubb (Georgia) in the Second Round, wide receiver Antonio Callaway (Florida), among others.

Dorsey also traded for star wide receiver Jarvis Landry, previously a member of the Miami Dolphins. After finishing 7-8-1 in the 2018 season and missing the playoffs, he went on to trade for star wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. (previously a teammate of Landry’s at LSU), and also acquiring other assets via trade and the draft (cornerback Greedy Williams, running back Kareem Hunt, defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, and defensive end Olivier Vernon).

John Dorsey Honors

  • 1987 – Green Bay Packers “Man of the Year” for civic contributions
  • 1998 – Selected to the University of Connecticut 100th Anniversary All-Time Football Team
  • 2002 – Inducted into the Anne Arundel County, Maryland Sports Hall of Fame
  • 2016 – Inducted into Fork Union Military Academy Sports Hall of Fame