Although he was known as Anthony, the school's athletic department convinced him to go by Tony, to use the marketable initials TD as in touchdown. On June 2, 1988, Dorsett was traded to the Denver Broncos in exchange for a conditional fifth-round draft choice. Study: Some types of 'hard work' actually increase dementia risk. Defensive tackle Randy White had been given a larger contract by the Cowboys. McKINNEY, Texas -- The wife of Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Dorsett has filed for divorce and Dorsett has agreed to pay her $2,500 per month in … Our family had the rare experience of having a father and son play in multiple Super Bowls. He has been married to Janet Dorsett since June 3, 2000. During the strike-shortened, 9-game season of 1982, he led the NFC in rushing with 745 yards. He finished second in the nation in rushing with 1,586 yards in 11 games and led the Pittsburgh Panthers to its first winning season in 10 years. He also had a positive impact on the offense until being limited with injuries late in the season, appearing in 16 games (13 starts), while leading the team with 703 rushing yards and 5 rushing touchdowns. Dorsett believed that the best way to care for his son was to continue to pursue his football career, a tactic that succeeded due to his successful professional career. Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Officials in South Dakota said Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg was "distracted" when he fatally struck a pedestrian with his car in September. He was a First-team All-Pro in 1981 and a Second-team All-Pro in 1982 and 1983. This event has raised nearly $5 million in support of McGuire Memorial's mission. As a senior in 1976, he had a total of 290 yards against Notre Dame. [21] His son, Anthony, also played football at the University of Pittsburgh and played defensive back in the NFL from 1996 to 2003, making Super Bowl appearances with the Tennessee Titans (Super Bowl XXXIV) and Oakland Raiders (Super Bowl XXXVII). At the beginning of Dorsett's freshman year at Pitt, his son Anthony Dorsett was born on September 14, 1973. In some cases, it is an evil that destroys families. Our hope is that by openly discussing some of our personal struggles through this maze of brain health, we can make some uncomfortable conversations happen. [24], Tony Dorsett—awards, championships, and honors, CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (, 1976 Pittsburgh Panthers football—consensus national champions, United Press International (UPI) Player of the Year, List of NCAA Division I FBS players with at least 50 career rushing touchdowns, List of NCAA major college football yearly rushing leaders, List of NCAA major college football yearly scoring leaders, Living former players diagnosed with or reporting symptoms of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, "The Heart Of Football Beats In Aliquippa", "Tony Dorsett's Hopewell High coaches celebrate his Hall of Fame induction", "College Football – Heisman Heroes – Suzuki presents Heisman Heroes: Tony Dorsett", "Tony Dorsett Receives Maxwell Club Award", "Tony Dorsett had all the right moves and a brilliant NFL career",, "No Trade Underneath Tony Dorsett's Tree", "Tony Dorsett Is Traded To The Denver Broncos", "Broncos Report Knee Injury Threatens Dorsett's Career", Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings – January 3rd, 1983, "Maddie Dorsett - 2017 Soccer Roster - University of Texas Athletics", "Report: Ex-Pitt star Dorsett has signs of neurological disorder", "Brains of Tony Dorsett, others show signs of CTE", FWAA 1969–1994 Quarter-century All-America Team, Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award,, National Football League Offensive Rookie of the Year Award winners, Players of American football from Pennsylvania, African-American players of American football, CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown, Short description is different from Wikidata, NFL player missing current team parameter, Infobox NFL biography articles missing alt text, Infobox NFL biography articles with old URL, Articles with unsourced statements from November 2016, Articles with unsourced statements from August 2017, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, NFL record 99-yard rushing touchdown (Tied with, Career statistics and player information from, This page was last edited on 14 October 2020, at 22:34.