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Tony Dorsett

Running Back

Anthony Drew Dorsett Sr.

Inducted 1994

Date of Birth



Rochester, PA


University of Pittsburgh (1973-1976)


Tony Dorsett was born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania and attended Hopewell Township High School. He was a first-team All-America running back three times at Pittsburgh. His college career covers high standards in three categories. One is All-America. He made one first-team in 1973, the first freshman to make All-America since 1944. The next year he was a second-team pick. As a junior, he again was a first-team selection. In 1976, his senior year, he was a unanimous choice. Another Dorsett category is rushing statistics. As a freshman in 1973, he set a NCAA one-game record, 265 yards, against Northwestern. In national rank each year, he was second, 20th, second, first. His four-year total, 6,082 yards, set an NCAA record. A third Dorsett test is in voting for the Heisman Trophy. In yearly rankings he was 11th, 13th, fourth, first. No one else ever ranked 13th or better four times. In 1976, he also won the Maxwell Trophy. Dorsett went on to play 11 years with Dallas and one with Denver in the NFL. In 1994, he was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


Height 5'11

Weight 192

Career Highlights

  • 1976 Heisman Trophy Winner
  • 1976 Led nation in rushing
  • 1976 Led nation in scoring
  • 1976 Les nation in all-purpose yards
  • 1976 Maxwell Award Winner
  • 1976 Unanimous All-America
  • 1975 First Team All-America
  • 1975 Heisman - Fourth
  • 1974 Second Team All-America
  • 1973 First Team All-America
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