Anthony Dorsett

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Anthony Dorsett
Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1973-09-14) September 14, 1973 (age 41)
Place of birth: Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
College: Pittsburgh
NFL Draft: 1996 / Round: 6 / Pick: 177
Debuted in 1996 for the Houston Oilers
Last played in 2003 for the Oakland Raiders
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Tackles 290
Interceptions 3
Touchdowns 2
Stats at NFL.com

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 played college football at Pittsburgh.[1]

He has also been a member of the Oakland Raiders, Toronto Argonauts and Omaha Nighthawks. He is the son of Pro Football Hall of Fame running back, Tony Dorsett.

Early years[edit]

Dorsett played high school football at J. J. Pearce High School in Richardson, Texas.

College career[edit]

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

Professional career[edit]

NFL[edit]

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, 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 Dorsett started, however they lost to the Kurt Warner-led St. Louis Rams. In 2002, he also played on the Raider team which made it to Super Bowl XXXVII in which Dorsett also started, however they lost to the Brad Johnson-quarterbacked, Warren Sapp-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

CFL[edit]

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

UFL[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oilers Sign a Pick". The New York Times. 20 June 1996. Retrieved 26 September 2014.