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Anthony Drew Dorsett, Jr. (born September 14, 1973) is a former American football safety. He was drafted by the Houston Oilers in the sixth round of the 1996 NFL Draft. He has also been a member of the Oakland Raiders, Toronto Argonauts and Omaha Nighthawks. He played college football at Pittsburgh.[1] He is the son of Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Tony Dorsett.

Anthony Dorsett
No. 30, 33
Position:Safety
Personal information
Born: (1973-09-14) September 14, 1973 (age 46)
Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:J. J. Pearce
(Richardson, Texas)
College:Pittsburgh
NFL Draft:1996 / Round: 6 / Pick: 177
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Tackles:290
Interceptions:3
Touchdowns:2
Player stats at NFL.com

Early yearsEdit

Anthony Dorsett played high school football at Pearce High School in the Dallas suburb of Richardson, Texas.[2]

College careerEdit

Anthony Dorsett played college football at the University of Pittsburgh where he played in forty-two games, starting seventeen. Anthony Dorsett finished his college career with eighty tackles and three interceptions.

Professional careerEdit

NFLEdit

Anthony Dorsett was drafted in the sixth round of the 1996 NFL Draft by the Houston Oilers. After four seasons with the Oilers, who became the Tennessee Titans, Anthony Dorsett joined the Oakland Raiders in 2000, playing four seasons with the team. In 1999, the Titans made it to Super Bowl XXXIV in which Anthony Dorsett started, however they lost to the Kurt Warner-led St. Louis Rams. In 2002, he also played on the Raiders team which made it to Super Bowl XXXVII in which Anthony Dorsett also started, however they lost to the Brad Johnson-quarterbacked, Warren Sapp-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

CFLEdit

On June 1, 2007, Anthony Dorsett signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League, but was subsequently cut in training camp on June 18, 2007.

UFLEdit

Anthony Dorsett was signed by the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League in 2010.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Oilers Sign a Pick". The New York Times. 20 June 1996. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  2. ^ Services, From Times Wire (1991-02-05). "NAMES IN THE GAMES : Tony Dorsett's Son Selects Pitt". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2017-08-24.