Anthony Dungy is Tony Dungy’s full name. He is an American retired football safety and head coach, he spent 13 seasons as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts head coach in the National Football League (NFL).
Tony Dungy age
Dungy was October 6, 1955, which means he is 67 years of age.
Tony Dungy height
He is 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) tall.
Tony Dungy weight
He weighs 188 lb (85 kg).
Tony Dungy biography
Dungy’s parents were Cleomae Dungy (1920-2002), a Shakespeare teacher at Jackson High School, and Wilbur Dungy (1926-2004), a science professor at Jackson College.
He was raised in Jackson, Michigan, where he was born. Wilbur served in the Army Air Forces as a pilot for the legendary Tuskegee Airmen during World War II.
After leaving Parkside High School in 1973, Dungy played college football at the University of Minnesota.
He was the Gophers’ most valuable quarterback in 1975 and 1976. He received the Big Ten Medal of Honor in 1977, given to one student-athlete from each Big Ten member school’s graduating class for displaying both academic and athletic success throughout their college careers.
Tony Dungy career
Dungy spent three seasons in the NFL as a defensive back after signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers as a free agent after going undrafted.
His best year was 1978 when he had six pass interceptions and helped the Steelers win Super Bowl XIII.
The most recent NFL player to both intercept a pass and throw one in the same game is Dungy.
Injuries to Terry Bradshaw and Mike Kruczek forced the Pittsburgh Steelers to use Dungy as their backup quarterback on October 9 against the Houston Oilers.
Tony Dungy children
Dungy is married to Lauren Dungy. The couple has 11 children: three biological children and eight adopted children. Their oldest son died by suicide at age 18, outside of Tampa in 2005.