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TONY DORSETT RUMORS & GOSSIP

Even Concussion Research Has Its Bureaucracy

Recently, news of progress regarding the possible early detection of neurological brain diseases related to traumatic injury—most notably Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE—has been a topic de jure, and the findings have been, I think, encouraging. One of the hallmarks of this research frontier came in 2013 when Hall of Fame running back Tony Dorsett […] Even Concussion...
Via Steelers Depot
April 12, 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

Redskins colors used to be Burgundy, Gold, and Darrell Green

Today we look at the best CB that the Redskins have ever drafted. This is an easy choice and there’s really no debate. Darrell Green is the best corner in Redskins history, so naturally he would be the best one ever drafted. And for those wondering the great Pat Fischer wasn’t drafted by Washington. Green was the 28th pick in the 1st rd of the 1983 NFL Draft out of Texas A&...
Via cover32 - Redskins
April 16, 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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