Tony Dorsett was the most popular player of American football. He was considered as the first college player to run for over 6000 career yards. Even he gained the wining Trophy at the University of Pittsburgh, for rushing 12 739 yards in twelve professional seasons in the year 1976.
Tony Dorsett was born in 7th April 1954 in Rochester of Pennsylvania, United States. He finished his college career with 6,082 total rushing yards.
Anthony "Tony" Drew Dorsett was regarded as the former American football running back in the NFL for the Denver Broncos and Dallas Cowboys. In college football history he was treated as one of the highest running backs. In the year 2007, he was graded as number 7 amongst the ESPN's highest twenty five players. He also created the NCAA record.
Tony Dorsett won the awards such as the Maxwell Award, the Heisman Trophy, and the Walter Camp Award for the player of the year. Even he also led the nation in running with 1,948 yards. He was also regarded as the all-American winner for four times.
The Panthers faced off in opposition to Notre Dame in South Bend in the year 1976 season for the first game where He had finished with 303 yards rushing in Pitt's 34-20 triumph over the Irish. On he first run of the season he rushed 61 yards and approached on 120 more by the end of the 31-10 Pitt win. In his 12-year career Tony Dorsett traced 12,733 yards and 77 touchdowns.
Tony Dorsett is also known for obtaining 13 receiving scores. During his career of 1978, 1981 till 1983 he made the Pro Bowl 4 times and of his first 9. Seasons he tacked for over 1,000 yards in 8. In the year 1994 he was also elected for both the College Football Hall of Fame and Pro Football Hall of Fame. In the same year he was preserved for the Texas Stadium Ring of Honor. He was graded as the number 53 on The Sporting News' amongst the 100 Greatest Football Players in the year 1999.