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Tony Dorsett

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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