He was married to television host Kathie Lee Gifford from 1986 until his death on August 9, 2015.
In November 2015, Gifford’s family revealed that he had suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
NBC News interview May 2016 After a stellar high school and college football career, Tony Dorsett would go on to become a running back in the NFL for both the Dallas Cowboys, and later the Denver Broncos.
He became one of the only two players to have received the Heisman Trophy, win the Super Bowl, conquer the College National Championship, and be inducted into the College Hall of Fame as well as the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
However, seeing as running backs typically have more head to head contact than any other position in the league, Dorsett would take roughly 20 to 30 head collisions per game.