Tony Dungy began his NFL career as an undrafted free agent with the Steelers in 1977. Having played quarterback while in college, he was moved to the safety position on the Pittsburgh Steelers team. Before his permanent move to safety, Dungy became the only player in history to throw an interception and intercept a pass in the same game. The Steelers went on to win the Super Bowl the following year, and Dungy led the team in interceptions. Tony Dungy had 148-79 overall record while an NFL coach. He started with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and is highly regarded as one of the top coaches we ever had and often debated to be the best coach we ever had.
Dungy began his coaching career at a time where there were only two other African-American head coaches in the National Football League and went on to become the first ever, African-American head coach to win a Super Bowl. A win that came in the first Super Bowl ever to host two African-American head coaches. He set an NFL record in 2008 for the most consecutive playoff appearance by any head coach.
Tony Dungy more than deserves a place in the Hall of Fame for his accomplishments on and off the field. He
will be enshrined in the Hall of Fame on Saturday, August 6th, 2016 at 7:00 pm at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Field.