|Tony Dungy Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||October 6, 1955|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Tony Dungy is an American former football player, football coach, sports commentator, author, and television personality who served as a head coach in the National Football League (NFL) for 13 seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts.
Anthony Kevin Dungy
Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan, United States
Tampa, Florida, United States
Tony Dungy studied at Parkside High School and graduated in 1973. He then attended the University of Minnesota, a public land-grant research university located in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota. There, he played college football and was the Minnesota Golden Gophers‘ most valuable player at quarterback in 1975 and 1976.
Former Football Player, Football Coach, Sports Commentator, Author, Television Personality
- Father – Wilbur Dungy (1926–2004; A science professor at Jackson College, Served as a pilot in the Army Air Forces during World War II with the noted group Tuskegee Airmen)
- Mother – Cleomae Dungy (1920–2002; Taught Shakespeare at Jackson High School)
- Siblings – Linden Dungy (Brother), Lauren Dungy-Poythress (Sister), Sherrilyn Sims (Sister)
Tony Dungy has been repped by Dungy Family Foundation, Inc., Foundation, Lithia, Florida, United States.
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, he has a net worth of $14 Million as of 2023.
6 ft or 183 cm
85 kg or 187.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Tony Dungy has dated –
- Lauren Dungy (1982-Present) – He tied the knot with Lauren Dungy in the year 1982 and they have 11 children (three biological children and eight adopted children), including sons Jason Dungy, Justin Dungy, James Dungy, Eric Dungy, and Jordan Dungy and daughters Tiara Dungy and Jade Dungy. Their oldest son, James, committed suicide at age 18, outside of Tampa on December 22, 2005.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of African-American descent.
Dungy was cast in a TV commercial for Comcast’s Internet Essentials in 2012.
Tony Dungy Facts
- He received the Big Ten Medal of Honor in 1977. The medal recognizes one student-athlete from the graduating class of each Big Ten member school for demonstrating joint athletic and academic excellence throughout their college career.
- He went undrafted in the 1977 NFL draft and then signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers as a free agent. He was converted to defensive back and went on to play three seasons in the NFL, with his best season being in 1978, when he intercepted six passes and won a championship ring with the Steelers in Super Bowl XIII.
- After both Terry Bradshaw and Mike Kruczek suffered injuries, Tony Dungy served as the emergency quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers in a 1977 game against the Houston Oilers.
- On January 22, 1996, he became an NFL head coach as he was hired by Rich McKay to reform the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
- Tony Dungy became the first African-American head coach to win a Super Bowl.
- When Michael Sam (an openly gay player) was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the 2014 NFL Draft, Dungy stated that he would not have drafted Sam, saying, “Not because I don’t believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn’t want to deal with all of it.” He was criticized for his homophobic remarks.
- In 2016, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a coach.
- Over the years, he has been committed to working in many community-service organizations in the cities in which he has coached and during his time in Tampa Bay, he served as a public speaker for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Athletes in Action.
- Tony Dungy has supported the anti-abortion movement and served as a keynote speaker at the 2023 March for Life.
- At one point in his coaching career, he considered leaving football to become a prison minister.
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