10 things to know about Hall of Fame running back Tony Dorsett, including a Family Feud appearance

10 things you might not know about Cowboys Hall of Fame running back Anthony "Tony" Drew Dorsett, who was born April 7, 1954 in Rochester, Pa., won the Heisman Trophy at the University of Pittsburgh and was selected in the first round (second overall) of the 1977 NFL draft by the Cowboys.1. Too small to play running back?Dorsett grew up in Aliquippa, Pa., near Pittsburgh. He played...
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Thurman Thomas: 'My brain looks like it went through a car windshield’

Former Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins running back Thurman Thomas played 13 years in the National Football League. He put up nearly 2,900 rush attempts while adding 472 receptions during what ended up being a Hall of Fame career. This means that Thomas was hit thousands of times during his decade-plus in the game. Now turning 50 years old next month, Thomas recently spoke about...
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April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Cowboys on the Clock: Tony Dorsett, #2 Overall

The 2016 NFL draft is two short days away, leaving us with our second to last countdown post here today. It was 1977 the last time the Dallas Cowboys selected with the 2nd overall pick. After selecting Randy White two years prior to this draft in the same spot, the team once again nailed the pick by adding a certain running back out of Pittsburgh. Here is his story. Tony Dorsett...
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April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every athlete on the convict football team in the film Necessary Roughness

11 professional athletes were on the convict football team in the film Necessary Roughness. How many of them can you name?
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Hall of Famer Dorsett upbeat in fight against brain disorder

PITTSBURGH (AP) College and Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett says he wouldn't discourage young players from taking up the game even as he battles brain disease. The 1976 Heisman Trophy winner while playing at Pittsburgh was diagnosed with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy within the last year. The 61-year-old said Saturday his situation is ''frustrating'' but that his goal...
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November 07, 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...
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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...
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February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Dorsett talks about health struggles after football

By Vincent Frank 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...
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February 09, 2015  |  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...
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August 30, 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...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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