Tony Dungy, whose legal name is Anthony Kevin Dungy is an American former football safety and coach who served as a head coach in the National Football League (NFL) for 13 seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts.
Tony Dungy biography
Wilbur Dungy (1926-2004), a science professor at Jackson College, and Cleomae Dungy (1920-2002), a Shakespeare instructor at Jackson High School, were Dungy’s parents.
He was born and raised in Jackson, Michigan. During World War II, Wilbur flew for the renowned Tuskegee Airmen in the Army Air Forces.
Dungy attended the University of Minnesota for his college football career after graduating from Parkside High School in 1973.
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 siblings, Linden, Lauren, and Sherrilyn Sims
His siblings are Linden Dungy, Lauren Dungy-Poythress, and Sherrilyn Sims.