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Tony Dorsett



April 7, 1954

Drafted: Tex Schramm traded one first-round, and three second-round draft choices for the right to draft Tony Dorsett in the first round of the 1977 NFL Draft.

Years Played:


Position Played: Running Back

Played For: Dallas Cowboys (1977-1987), Denver Broncos (1988)

Alma Mater: Pittsburgh

Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame: 1994

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Best Season:

In 1981, Tony Dorsett rushed for 1646 yards and four touchdowns on 342 carriers and also caught 32 balls for 325 yards and six touchdowns.

College Highlights:

• Rushed for 1,948 yards his freshman year
• Rushed fpr a four-year total of 6,082 yards
• First player in NCAA history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in each of four seasons
• A consensus All-American in 1975 and 1976
• Heisman Trophy Winner (1976)
• Walter Camp Award Winner (1976)
• Maxwell Award Winner (1976)
• Four Time All-America (1973, 1974, 1975, 1976)
• No. 33 jersey retired (1976)
• Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame (1994)

NFL Career Totals:

• Rushing - 2,936 Carries for 11,650 Yards and 77 Touchdowns
• Receiving - 398 receptions for 3,554 Yards and 13 Touchdowns

NFL Highlights:
• 4-Time Pro Bowl Selection
• All-Pro (1981)
• NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (1977)
• 3-Time All-NFC selection
• Super Bowl XII Title
• NFL Record 99-yard TD Run (Jan. 3, 1983 vs. Minnesota)
• Played in five NFC championship games and two Super Bowls (XII, XIII)
• Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame (1994)

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