Four-time Pro Bowl running back Tony Dorsett was born on April 7, 1954.

After winning the Heisman Trophy in 1976 playing for Pittsburgh, Dorsett was drafted into the NFL by the Dallas Cowboys. He went on to be one of the best running backs of his time, starring for the Cowboys team that won Super Bowl XII.

Dorsett went on to amass 12,739 rushing yards and 92 touchdowns in his career, which he spent with the Cowboys except for one final season with the Denver Broncos. Dorsett still ranks as the eighth all-time in NFL rushing yards.

Dorsett was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1994. In recent years, he has become more outspoken about the affects his football career have had on his mental health:


Dorsett's post-football struggles have become an important talking point in the discussion on football safety and the rewards vs. its inherent risks.

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