The Carolina Panthers stayed in-house to fill yet another vacant coaching position.
Mike Shula previously held the role until he was promoted to offensive coordinator last week.
Dorsey, who has spent the last two seasons in the Panthers' scouting department, is best known as the winningest quarterback in University of Miami history. He was 38-2 as a starter from 1999-2002, and led the Hurricanes to a victory in the 2001 national title game.
He was drafted by San Francisco in the 7th round of the 2003 draft, and went on to play six NFL seasons with the 49ers and Cleveland Browns.
Dorsey, 31, has previous experience working with Cam Newton.
Along with former Panthers quarterback Chris Weinke, he helped train Newton at IMG Academy prior to his rookie season.
Dorsey is the fourth Carolina assistant coach to be promoted in the last two weeks.
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