Kevin Dorsey (born February 23, 1990) is an American football wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Maryland. The Packers selected him in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
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Dorsey was born in Prince George's County, Maryland and attended Forestville Military Academy outside of Washington D.C. During his time at the academy, he played a number of positions including quarterback, wide receiver, cornerback, and safety. During his junior year he had 1,025 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns; he finished with four interceptions on the defensive side of the ball. He continued to improve during his senior year, being a key contributor to the team as they advanced to the Division 1A South Region playoffs. He caught 50 passes for 902 yards and 11 touchdowns; on defense, he intercepted seven passes. Additionally, he also scored a touchdown on a kickoff return and an interception return. Dorsey was named to the The Washington Post's All-Metropolitan Team, which he has described as one of the biggest honors of his career.
Dorsey was ranked as a four-star prospect by both Rivals.Com and Scout.com. His strengths at his position included good body control, speed and elusiveness. His weaknesses involved a lack of strength and an inability to block effectively. He was ranked as the third best receiver in Maryland and 19th at his position by Rivals, while Scouts listed him as the 25th best receiver in the nation. He received scholarship offers from Maryland, Connecticut, and Marshall before signing at Maryland.
Dorsey was redshirted his first year with the team after having surgery for a foot injury he suffered in August. He used this time to finish high school and enroll early into the college.
As a redshirt freshman, Dorsey played in all 12 games of the season primarily on special teams and played occasionally at wide receiver. He had his longest catch of the year on a 13-yard reception against the Virginia Tech Hokies
Dorsey began to see an expanded role on the Terrapins offense, seeing the first start of his college career. During the game against the Miami Hurricanmes, Dorsey had his best game of the season with three catches for 63 yards and the first touchdown of his career coming on a 42-yard throw. He recorded one more touchdown on the year in the Military Bowl against East Carolina. At the end of the year, he ranked fourth on the team with 14 receptions and was tied for third with two touchdowns.
Dorsey became the number one receiver for the team and had ten starts on the season, missing only two games due to a hamstring injury injury. During the first game of the season, he began what was arguably his breakout year with eight catches for a career high 124 yards. The next week against the West Virginia Mountaineers, he had nine catches for 79 yards averaging 8.8 yards and one touchdown. At the end of the season he lead the Terrapins in receiving yards, receiving touchdowns, receptions, and yards per catch.
In his final year with Maryland, Dorsey experienced a dip in his statistics. However, he still lead the team with 17.3 yards per reception, and played in all 12 games of the season. In a game against the Florida State Seminoles he recorded two touchdown passes in a single game, the highest in his career. He was also awarded the A.V. Williams Award, for displaying outstanding and conspicuous sportsmanship throughout the 2012 season.
Dorsey was not invited to the NFL Combine and was not expected to be drafted. He made a visit to the Green Bay Packers in March and stated that he "fell in love" with the team's unity and planned to sign there if he went undrafted.
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Dorsey was drafted with the 18th pick in the seventh round (224th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. He was placed on injured reserve on August 27 with a hamstring injury.