The 1976 National Champion Pitt Panthers: Miracle on Cardiac Hill

  • Overview
  • Details
  • Author
  • More About This Book
Ten years after a one-loss season and being ranked third in the nation, the University of Pittsburgh’s historic football team had fallen on hard times. In 1973, the team hired former All-American Johnny Majors to right the ship, and he promptly recruited Tony Dorsett and Al Romano. Over the next four years, the new-look Panthers were brought back to prominence with stunning victories, culminating in the 1976 NCAA National Championship. Dorsett, a future Pro Football Hall of Famer, became the first college running back to eclipse two thousand yards in a season and was awarded the Heisman Trophy in the championship year. Author David Finoli tells the story of one of the most dramatic turnarounds in college football history.
ISBN: 9781467148931
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Sports
Images: 26
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
David Finoli is an author and sports historian who has written numerous titles on the history of sports in Western Pennsylvania. He has written numerous titles for Arcadia Publishing and The History Press, including Pittsburgh’s Greatest Teams and Unlucky 21: The Saddest Stories and Games in Pittsburgh Sports History. He also is a contributor to various books, magazines and sports websites. He lives in Monroeville with his family.
More About This Book