Tony Dungy: The End of an Era

Bennett KaplanCorrespondent IJanuary 12, 2009

Tony Dungy: 10 years, 10 playoff appearances, and one Super Bowl. An MVP Quarterback—twice—and the love of a nation.

Tony Dungy did it the right way.

He is the first coach to beat every one of the 32 NFL teams. He changed the football world by being the first African American coach to win a Super Bowl.
He started his NFL coaching career as an assistant coach for the Steelers in 1981. From popularizing the Tampa-Two defense, to rebuilding the Tampa franchise itself, to bringing the Colts to the top of the league, and reaching the pinnacle in 2007 against the Bears, Tony Dungy has made the football world a better place.
Dungy brought more than talent to the game of football. He brought character, pride, and the will to win.
Dungy believed that there was more to sports than meets the eye, and he proved it.
We will always miss Tony Dungy, and what he did for the game of football.