Dorsett, Tony (Anthony Drew Dorsett) (dôrˈsət), 1954–, American football player, b. Rochester, Pa. The first running back to gain over 6,000 yards in Division I-A, he won the Heisman Trophy as the best college player of 1976 while leading the Univ. of Pittsburgh to a national championship. Dorsett then gained 12,739 yards (fourth-best all-time) in 12 professional seasons with the Dallas Cowboys.
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Dorsett, (Anthony Drew) Tony(1954– ) football player; born in Rochester, Pa. The first college player to rush for over 6,000 career yards and the 1976 Heisman Trophy winner at the University of Pittsburgh, he gained 12,739 yards in twelve professional seasons.
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