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Tony Dungy through the years: From Michigan to Canton, Ohio

1955: Born in Jackson, Mich., on Oct. 6.

1973-1976: Plays quarterback at University of Minnesota.

1977-1978: Plays defensive back for Pittsburgh Steelers, part of Super Bowl XIII championship team after 1978 season.

1979: Finishes NFL playing career with San Francisco 49ers.

1981-1988: Assistant coach and later defensive coordinator with Steelers.

1989-1995: Assistant coach with the Chiefs and Vikings.

1996: Named head coach of the Bucs, inheriting a team that had played 13 consecutive losing seasons.

1997: Bucs make the playoffs as a wild card.

1999: Bucs win their division and go on to make the NFC Championship Game in January 2000.

2001: Bucs make the playoffs for the fourth time in five years, but in January 2002 Dungy is fired and Jon Gruden later is named head coach after a trade with the Raiders.

2002: Named head coach for the Colts, who would win at least 10 games and make the playoffs in each of his seven seasons.

2006: The Colts win their division and go on to win the Super Bowl in February 2007, with Dungy as coach and Peyton Manning at quarterback, beating the Chicago Bears. Dungy becomes the first African-American head coach to win a Super Bowl.

2008: Dungy retires after the season. "Don't shed any tears for me," he says. "I got to live a dream most people don't get to live." He joins NBC's studio staff as an analyst.

2016: Dungy is enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.







Tony Dungy through the years: From Michigan to Canton, Ohio 07/30/16 [Last modified: Sunday, July 31, 2016 11:59am]
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