Dorsey Family Has Kansas City Connection

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- John Dorsey and his wife Patricia have strong ties to the Kansas City area -- one of the reasons both call this a "dream job."

John and Patricia Dorsey met for the first time on a blind date that took them to Jack Stack BBQ in KC.

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Dorsey says ever since meeting Patricia in 1993, his dream job was becoming General Manager of the Chiefs. 20 years later that dream is a reality and Patricia says they are walking back into a wonderful support system.

Monday's news conference introducing new General Manager John Dorsey and his family showed excitement,

"John is a dedicated husband and wife and we are delighted to welcome his lovely wife Tricia to the Chiefs family today as well," said Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt.

The announcement also brought tears, as Dorsey's young son Jack left the room a little unhappy.

And with that brought laughter.

"You'all have met Baby Jack I see," Dorsey said as he took the podium for the first time.

Dorsey says when the Chiefs called, for him, it was the perfect storm.

"Its my dream job. It always has been. Every since I met my wife in '93." he said.

Dorsey met Patricia Sexton on a blind date at a KC BBQ restaurant after being set up by a former Chiefs employee.

"Seeing him so happy and so energized and so ready to come back here and make the Chiefs, back to where they've been historically. He's fired up he says and I'm all for it," said Patricia.

She's all for it because growing up she called Abilene, Kansas home. She now has a brother, sister-in-law and niece in the metro and family scattered all over the area.
"I love this area. My family is still here," she said.

And the ties to Kansas City don't end there. Patricia attended undergrad at the University of Kansas, graduated from Washburn Law School and for the past 15 years she's been employed with KC-based law firm Polsinelli-Shughart, even though she worked from her home in Wisconsin.

"We're walking right back into this wonderful support system. We just gotta start running," she said.

Patricia tells us John is a huge NFL historian and for years has filled their basement with books, including books on Lamar Hunt and his contributions to the league and to the Kansas City Chiefs. Patricia says this is definitely John's dream job.

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