Tony Dorsett Had a Great Impact on Pittsburgh Football

Running back Tony Dorsett was a fabulous college football player, and he and coach Johnny Majors were instrumental  in turning the University of Pittsburgh football program  around.  In 1976, Pitt was the first team ever to win the Heisman, Coach of the Year, and the AP number 1 title all in one season.  The Panthers were 11-0 during the regular season, and they beat Georgia 27-3 in the Sugar Bowl.  It was Pitt’s  first major bowl appearance since 1955, their first championship since 1937, and their first unbeaten and untied season since 1917.  Dorsett was the Pitt workhorse, rushing for 1,948 yards and scoring 22 touchdowns.

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