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PITT’s Running Backs from ’75 on…

PITT TOP TEN RUSHERS OF ALL TIME Name Seasons Total Yards YPC TD:Carry Ratio Tony Dorsett 1973-76 6,526 5.6 19.7 Ray Graham 2009-12 3,271 5.5 18.6 Curvin Richards 1988-90 3,192 5.5 34.3 Craig Heyward 1984, 86-87 3,086 4.5 28.5 Dion Lewis 2009-10 2,860 5.3 18.1 LeSean McCoy 2007-08 2,816 4.8 16.7 Billy West 1993-97 2,803 4.9 28.6 Elliott Walker 1974-77 2,748...
Via Pitt Blather
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Dorsett played football 'not knowing' dementia would result

DALLAS (AP) Hall of Fame running back Tony Dorsett says he started playing football ''not knowing that the end was going to be like this'' - what he calls a frustrating battle with a condition caused by head trauma that can lead to dementia and depression. The former Heisman Trophy winner at Pittsburgh and Super Bowl champion with the Dallas Cowboys was diagnosed in 2013 as having...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Dorsett on battling CTE: 'I signed up for this'

Former Dallas Cowboys great Tony Dorsett said he has his bad days battling CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephelopathy) but says it is what he "signed up for" when he began playing football. Playing the sport led to a Hall of Fame career for Dorsett, but now he says he sometimes forgets the directions to familiar places. "Those things are frustrating when it comes to those things," Dorsett...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Dorsett talks about health struggles after football

Former Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Dorsett was one of the greatest running backs of his era. During an 11-year span from 1977-1987, the Hall of Famer tallied 15,468 total yards and 85 touchdowns on over 3,100 touches. Playing at a time when the National Football League didn’t focus on head injuries and trauma to the brain, Dorsett didn’t think too much about his long-term...
Via Sportsnaut
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

James Conner: ACC Player of the Year

It was just announced that Conner has won the ACC Offensive Player of the Year Award. Conner beat Jameis Winston 16-13. Naturally, he’s also the Offensive Player of the Year as well. Conner had a historic season in 2014 which included breaking Tony Dorsett’s record for rushing touchdowns in a season. Not bad for a guy who was initially recruited as a DE.
Via Pitt Blather
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Craziest moments in NFL history: Tony Dorsett's 99-yard touchdown run

We're having difficulty containing our excitement for the start of the NFL season. In an effort to cope with that delirium, each day from today until the Sept. 4 kickoff, the Buzzer will post about one crazy moment in NFL history. "Crazy" is subjective, so what does that mean here? In this series we won't be highlighting the most outstanding plays or statistical feats -- but those...
Via Fox Sports
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Dallas’ must fix defense in 2014 and more…

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to get you ready for the Divisional Playoff round. Here are the latest headlines featuring the Dallas Cowboys: Dallas Cowboys - Where are they now: Tony Dorsett (READ) - Early Scouting: Quarterback David Fales (READ) - Candidates for Defensive Coordinator (READ) - Cowboys’ MVP awards of 2013 go to… (READ) - Twitter trolling...
Via cover32 - Cowboys
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Where are they now: Tony Dorsett

Anthony Drew Dorsett Sr. grew up in the steel town of Rochester, Pennsylvania around the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1960’s and early 1970’s.  Around that time period, the Steelers were not a good team at that time.  It wasn’t until the 1970’s that they became the “Steel Curtain”.   After graduating from Hopewell High School in 1973, he attended Pitt University playing...
Via cover32 - Cowboys
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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