University of Pittsburgh Football

While the University of Pittsburgh (commonly called Pitt) football program has a rich history that dates back to the nineteenth century there are three players in particular that stand out as the most accomplished and well known. The three most popular players to ever wear the blue and gold Pitt Panther uniforms are Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino, Heisman Trophy Winner and Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett, and tremendously gifted phenom receiver Larry Fitzgerald whose full potential has yet to be realized.

Dan Marino, born in 1961, is known to most of the world as the All-Pro NFL player that played his entire professional career as the star quarterback of the Miami Dolphins. Most casual fans of the iconic quarterback don’t realize that the man often associated with Southern Florida is actually a native of Western Pennsylvania. Born in Pittsburgh, the dual sport prep star excelled in both football and สปินสล็อต ออนไลน์กับ UFABET baseball where he was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 1979 draft before committing to a career in football. Despite being named a Parade All-American quarterback as a high school senior the young man with a multitude of college choices decided to stay local by attending the University of Pittsburgh from 1979 to 1983. During his time playing for Pitt Marino had an unforgettable career with the crowning highlight possibly being when he threw the game winning pass in the 1982 Sugar Bowl to beat the University of Georgia.

Tony Dorsett, like Marino, is a product of western Pennsylvania. Dorsett, born in Rochester, Pennsylvania, had a historic football career at the University of Pennsylvania that included winning both a national championship and the Heisman Trophy in 1976. During his four year career Dorsett was a first team All-American on three separate occasions and a second team All-American once, a record level of accomplishment that will likely never be matched. Tony Dorsett left the University of Pittsburgh with over 6,000 rushing yards, a number that was good enough to set an NCAA record that would stand for over thirty years until it was broken in 1998 by Texas running back Ricky Williams. The elusive running back would go on to have a Hall of Fame pro career carrying the ball predominately for the Dallas Cowboys and later for one year with the Denver Br