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Greatest Freshman Season in Pitt History - #PittTop10 (Week Five)

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Fan Vote - Greatest Freshman Season in Pitt History: RB Tony Dorsett (1973) (39% of the vote)

After the first day of scrimmaging at 1973 training camp, new Pitt head coach John Majors knew who his top ball carrier would be. Barely 175 pounds, Tony Dorsett seized the starting tailback job in August and then turned college football on its collective ear with a fabulous debut season. Dorsett became the first freshman to earn consensus All-America honors in 29 years after rushing for 1,686 yards and leading Pitt to a Cinderella Fiesta Bowl season. The '73 campaign, sparked by Dorsett's greatness, ushered in a Pitt football renaissance. It would be a springboard that four years later would produce a national championship for Pitt and a Heisman Trophy for Dorsett.

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