1983 in Sports - American Football

American Football

  • January 3 – Tony Dorsett sets NFL record for longest run from scrimmage by rushing for 99 yard touchdown.
  • January 26 – death of Paul "Bear" Bryant, noted college football coach
  • Super Bowl XVII – The Washington Redskins win their first Super Bowl title, and first NFL title since 1942, 27-17 over the Miami Dolphins.
  • The Miami Hurricanes win their first national championship over the Nebraska Cornhuskers 31-30 in the Orange Bowl.
  • Michigan Panthers win United States Football League Championship, 24-22 over Philadelphia Stars
  • October 31 – death of George Halas, Chicago Bears founder and coach

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