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Tony Dorsett - Awards And Accomplishments

yards national record rushing

Dorsett was the first player to gain more than 1,000 yards each of his four college seasons and the first to accumulate more than 6,000 yards during his college career. He also set a record for three seasons with over 1,500 yards.
1973-77 First Team All-American
1976 Heisman Trophy Award; won national championship as a member of the University of Pittsburgh Panthers
1977 Sporting News Rookie of the Year; set an all-time National Collegiate Athletic Association rushing record of 6,082 total yards, which stood for 22 years
1978 Won Super Bowl as a member of the Dallas Cowboys
1978-81, 1983 Selected to National Football League (NFL) Pro Bowl
1981 Named National Football Conference (NFC) Player of the Year; named All-NFL.
1982 Set unbreakable record of a 99-yard touchdown run; NFC rushing champion
1988 Surpassed Jim Brown's rushing record; ended career with 12,739 yards rushing
1994 Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame
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