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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 (65th 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 Apr 17, 2014 11:25AM
All-Time Rank: #54. Ottis Anderson… #55. Darrell Green… #56. Terry Bradshaw… #57. TONY DORSETT… #58. Andre Reed… #59. Eric Dickerson… #60. Lance Alworth… 

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G 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

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD 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

Comeback and game-winning drive numbers are based on research by Scott Kacsmar, as described in parts I, II, and III on the blog.

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
NumYrs Players whose career was of similar quality and shape
3 Barry Sanders*, William Andrews, Billy Sims, Gale Sayers*, Ricky Watters, Terrell Davis, Marcus Allen*, Adrian Peterson, Alan Ameche, Clinton Portis
4 Barry Sanders*, Marcus Allen*, Jim Brown*, Billy Sims, Alan Ameche, Ricky Watters, Clinton Portis, Eric Dickerson*, William Andrews, Leon Hart
5 Jim Brown*, Alan Ameche, Ricky Watters, Barry Sanders*, Eddie George, Billy Sims, Lenny Moore*, Curtis Martin*, Marshall Faulk*, William Andrews
6 Jim Brown*, Lenny Moore*, Roger Craig, Ricky Watters, Bobby Mitchell*, Alan Ameche, Curtis Martin*, Eric Dickerson*, Barry Sanders*, Maurice Jones-Drew
7 Jim Brown*, Roger Craig, Ricky Watters, Bobby Mitchell*, Lenny Moore*, Curtis Martin*, Barry Sanders*, Eric Dickerson*, Franco Harris*, Marcus Allen*
8 Ricky Watters, Jim Brown*, Curtis Martin*, Roger Craig, Barry Sanders*, Franco Harris*, Bobby Mitchell*, Eric Dickerson*, Walter Payton*, Warrick Dunn
9 Ricky Watters, Jim Brown*, Curtis Martin*, Bobby Mitchell*, Roger Craig, Walter Payton*, Franco Harris*, Lenny Moore*, Warrick Dunn, Barry Sanders*
10 Bobby Mitchell*, Curtis Martin*, Ricky Watters, Jim Brown*, Walter Payton*, Franco Harris*, Roger Craig, Warrick Dunn, Lenny Moore*, Charley Taylor*
11 Curtis Martin*, Bobby Mitchell*, Franco Harris*, Ricky Watters, Lenny Moore*, Jim Brown*, Walter Payton*, Roger Craig, Charley Taylor*, Warrick Dunn
12 Curtis Martin*, Franco Harris*, Bobby Mitchell*, Ricky Watters, Lenny Moore*, Warrick Dunn, Jim Brown*, Charley Taylor*, Roger Craig, Walter Payton*
Career Curtis Martin*, Ricky Watters, Franco Harris*, Jim Brown*, Warrick Dunn, Lenny Moore*, Roger Craig, Fred Taylor, James Brooks, Eric Dickerson*

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 83 3 4
1979 25 14 RB 190 44 14 31
1980 26 15 RB 211 84 7 9
1981 27 16 RB 233 100 9 12
1982 28 9 RB 122 78 9 19
1983 29 16 RB 215 65 9 26
1984 30 16 RB 205 82 8 16
1985 31 16 RB 236 85 6 6
1986 32 13 RB 138 26
1987 33 12 RB 75 42
1988 34 16 RB 117 30
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