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Tony Dorsett

Anthony Drew Dorsett Sr.

Position: RB
Height: 5-11    Weight: 192 lbs.

Born: April 7, 1954 in Rochester, PA
High School: Hopewell
College: Pittsburgh   (school history)    (Dorsett college stats)
Drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the 1st round (2nd overall) of the 1977 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 108 (67th overall since 1950)

Relatives: Father of Anthony Dorsett
4-time Pro Bowler & 1-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1994

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Other SR Links: College Football at Sports-Reference.com


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Fine Details  · Last updated Mar 23, 2015 11:04AM
All-Time Rank: #110. Joe Montana… #111. Floyd Little… #112. Thurman Thomas… #113. TONY DORSETT… #114. Lydell Mitchell… #115. Mike Ditka… #116. Ted Hendricks… 

Rushing & Receiving

Games Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb AV
1977 23 DAL RB 33 14 4 208 1007 12 84 4.8 71.9 14.9 29 273 9.4 1 23 2.1 19.5 1280 13 7 16
1978* 24 DAL RB 33 16 15 290 1325 7 63 4.6 82.8 18.1 37 378 10.2 2 91 2.3 23.6 1703 9 12 17
1979 25 DAL RB 33 14 14 250 1107 6 41 4.4 79.1 17.9 45 375 8.3 1 32 3.2 26.8 1482 7 9 12
1980 26 DAL RB 33 15 15 278 1185 11 56 4.3 79.0 18.5 34 263 7.7 0 27 2.3 17.5 1448 11 8 13
1981*+ 27 DAL RB 33 16 16 342 1646 4 75 4.8 102.9 21.4 32 325 10.2 2 73 2.0 20.3 1971 6 10 14
1982* 28 DAL RB 33 9 9 177 745 5 99 4.2 82.8 19.7 24 179 7.5 0 18 2.7 19.9 924 5 6 14
1983* 29 DAL RB 33 16 16 289 1321 8 77 4.6 82.6 18.1 40 287 7.2 1 24 2.5 17.9 1608 9 5 13
1984 30 DAL RB 33 16 16 302 1189 6 31 3.9 74.3 18.9 51 459 9.0 1 68 3.2 28.7 1648 7 12 9
1985 31 DAL RB 33 16 16 305 1307 7 60 4.3 81.7 19.1 46 449 9.8 3 56 2.9 28.1 1756 10 7 12
1986 32 DAL RB 33 13 12 184 748 5 33 4.1 57.5 14.2 25 267 10.7 1 36 1.9 20.5 1015 6 5 7
1987 33 DAL rb 33 12 6 130 456 1 24 3.5 38.0 10.8 19 177 9.3 1 33 1.6 14.8 633 2 3 5
1988 34 DEN RB 33 16 13 181 703 5 26 3.9 43.9 11.3 16 122 7.6 0 16 1.0 7.6 825 5 6 6
Career 173 152 2936 12739 77 99 4.3 73.6 17.0 398 3554 8.9 13 91 2.3 20.5 16293 90 90 138
11 yrs DAL 157 139 2755 12036 72 99 4.4 76.7 17.5 382 3432 9.0 13 91 2.4 21.9 15468 85 84 132
1 yr DEN 16 13 181 703 5 26 3.9 43.9 11.3 16 122 7.6 0 16 1.0 7.6 825 5 6 6

Playoffs Rushing & Receiving

Games Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
1977 ❍ 23 DAL RB 3 3 51 222 4 22 4.4 74.0 17.0 4 48 12.0 0 32 1.3 16.0 270 4 3
1978* 24 DAL RB 3 3 47 262 1 53 5.6 87.3 15.7 8 68 8.5 0 13 2.7 22.7 330 1 3
1979 25 DAL RB 1 1 19 87 0 26 4.6 87.0 19.0 87 0 0
1980 26 DAL RB 3 3 45 252 2 23 5.6 84.0 15.0 11 95 8.6 1 18 3.7 31.7 347 3 4
1981*+ 27 DAL RB 2 2 38 177 2 26 4.7 88.5 19.0 4 48 12.0 0 25 2.0 24.0 225 2 0
1982* 28 DAL RB 3 3 68 266 0 22 3.9 88.7 22.7 7 52 7.4 0 25 2.3 17.3 318 0 2
1983* 29 DAL RB 1 1 17 59 0 11 3.5 59.0 17.0 4 12 3.0 0 6 4.0 12.0 71 0 0
1985 31 DAL RB 1 1 17 58 0 14 3.4 58.0 17.0 8 80 10.0 0 22 8.0 80.0 138 0 0
Career 17 17 302 1383 9 53 4.6 81.4 17.8 9 46 403 8.8 1 32 2.7 23.7 1786 10 12

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
1977 23 DAL RB 33 14 4 0 7 0 0 0
1978* 24 DAL RB 33 16 15 0 12 4 54 1
1979 25 DAL RB 33 14 14 0 9 1 0 0
1980 26 DAL RB 33 15 15 0 8 1 0 0
1981*+ 27 DAL RB 33 16 16 0 10 2 0 0
1982* 28 DAL RB 33 9 9 0 6 1 0 0
1983* 29 DAL RB 33 16 16 0 5 1 0 0
1984 30 DAL RB 33 16 16 0 12 1 -21 0
1985 31 DAL RB 33 16 16 0 7 3 0 0
1986 32 DAL RB 33 13 12 0 5 2 0 0
1987 33 DAL rb 33 12 6 0 3 0 0 0
1988 34 DEN RB 33 16 13 0 6 1 0 0
Career 173 152 0 90 17 33 1
11 yrs DAL 157 139 0 84 16 33 1
1 yr DEN 16 13 0 6 1 0 0

Passing

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
1977 23 DAL RB 33 14 4 1 1 100.0 34 0 0.0 0 0.0 34 34.0 34.0 34.0 2.4 118.7 0 0 34.00 34.00 0.0
1978* 24 DAL RB 33 16 15 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
1980 26 DAL RB 33 15 15 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
1982* 28 DAL RB 33 9 9 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
1983* 29 DAL RB 33 16 16 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
1984 30 DAL RB 33 16 16 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.00 -45.00 0.0
1988 34 DEN RB 33 16 13 1 2 50.0 7 1 50.0 0 0.0 7 3.5 13.5 7.0 0.4 97.9 0 0 3.50 13.50 0.0
Career 173 152 2 8 25.0 41 1 12.5 1 12.5 34 5.1 2.0 20.5 0.2 48.4 0 0 5.13 2.00 0.0
11 yrs DAL 157 139 1 6 16.7 34 0 0.0 1 16.7 34 5.7 -1.8 34.0 0.2 11.1 0 0 5.67 -1.83 0.0
1 yr DEN 16 13 1 2 50.0 7 1 50.0 0 0.0 7 3.5 13.5 7.0 0.4 97.9 0 0 3.50 13.50 0.0

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1977 23 DAL RB 33 14 4 12 1 13 78
1978* 24 DAL RB 33 16 15 7 2 1 10 60
1979 25 DAL RB 33 14 14 6 1 7 42
1980 26 DAL RB 33 15 15 11 11 66
1981*+ 27 DAL RB 33 16 16 4 2 6 36
1982* 28 DAL RB 33 9 9 5 5 30
1983* 29 DAL RB 33 16 16 8 1 9 54
1984 30 DAL RB 33 16 16 6 1 7 42
1985 31 DAL RB 33 16 16 7 3 10 60
1986 32 DAL RB 33 13 12 5 1 6 36
1987 33 DAL rb 33 12 6 1 1 2 12
1988 34 DEN RB 33 16 13 5 5 30
Career 173 152 77 13 1 91 546
11 yrs DAL 157 139 72 13 1 86 516
1 yr DEN 16 13 5 5 30

Playoffs Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1977 ❍ 23 DAL RB 3 3 4 4 24
1978* 24 DAL RB 1 1 1 1 6
1980 26 DAL RB 2 2 2 1 3 18
1981*+ 27 DAL RB 2 2 2 2 12
Career 17 17 9 1 10 60

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5 Barry Sanders*, Ricky Watters, Marshall Faulk*, Warrick Dunn, Eric Dickerson*, Marcus Allen*, Chuck Foreman, Ray Rice, William Andrews, Eddie George
6 Ricky Watters, Warrick Dunn, Eric Dickerson*, Barry Sanders*, Marcus Allen*, Franco Harris*, Walter Payton*, Chuck Foreman, Curtis Martin*, Ottis Anderson
7 Ricky Watters, Curtis Martin*, Barry Sanders*, Eric Dickerson*, Warrick Dunn, Franco Harris*, Marcus Allen*, Walter Payton*, Eddie George, Thurman Thomas*
8 Ricky Watters, Curtis Martin*, Barry Sanders*, Franco Harris*, Warrick Dunn, Eric Dickerson*, Walter Payton*, Eddie George, Marcus Allen*, Thurman Thomas*
9 Ricky Watters, Curtis Martin*, Walter Payton*, Franco Harris*, Barry Sanders*, Eric Dickerson*, Marcus Allen*, Warrick Dunn, Thurman Thomas*, Frank Gore
10 Curtis Martin*, Ricky Watters, Walter Payton*, Franco Harris*, Fred Taylor, Barry Sanders*, Eric Dickerson*, Warrick Dunn, Marcus Allen*, Thurman Thomas*
11 Curtis Martin*, Franco Harris*, Ricky Watters, Walter Payton*, Fred Taylor, Warrick Dunn, Thurman Thomas*, Eric Dickerson*, Barry Sanders*, Marcus Allen*
12 Curtis Martin*, Franco Harris*, Ricky Watters, Walter Payton*, Marcus Allen*, Warrick Dunn, Fred Taylor, Thurman Thomas*, Emmitt Smith*, Eric Dickerson*
Career Curtis Martin*, Ricky Watters, Franco Harris*, Fred Taylor, Eric Dickerson*, Barry Sanders*, Warrick Dunn, Thurman Thomas*, Walter Payton*, Corey Dillon

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams

Fantasy

Year Age G FantPos FantPt VBD PosRank OvRank
1977 23 14 RB 207 101 3 4
1978 24 16 RB 224 77 3 9
1979 25 14 RB 190 44 14 31
1980 26 15 RB 211 83 7 9
1981 27 16 RB 233 87 9 15
1982 28 9 RB 122 76 9 19
1983 29 16 RB 215 64 9 26
1984 30 16 RB 205 79 8 17
1985 31 16 RB 236 85 6 6
1986 32 13 RB 138 26
1987 33 12 RB 75 44
1988 34 16 RB 117 30
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