Al Dorow
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Dorow on a 1955 Bowman football card
No. 10, 12, 16
Personal information
Born:(1929-11-15)November 15, 1929
Imlay City, Michigan, U.S.
Died:December 6, 2009(2009-12-06) (aged 80)
Haslett, Michigan, U.S.
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:193 lb (88 kg)
Career information
College:Michigan State
NFL draft:1952 / Round: 3 / Pick: 31
Career history
As a player:
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Passing attempts:1,207
Passing completions:572
Completion percentage:47.4%
Passing yards:7,708
Passer rating:53.8
Player stats at PFR

Albert Richard Dorow (November 15, 1929 – December 7, 2009) was an American gridiron football quarterback. He played college football at Michigan State University and professionally in the National Football League (NFL), the American Football League (AFL), and the Canadian Football League (CFL).

Life and career

Dorow, a quarterback, played college football at Michigan State University and was All-American in 1951. He was drafted in the third round of the 1952 NFL Draft. After serving the required two years in the military, Dorow played for the Washington Redskins during the 1954, 1955, and 1956 seasons, and for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1957. After being released by the Eagles before the start of the 1958 season, Dorow spent two years in the Canadian Football League, playing for Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and Toronto. Dorow moved to the AFL for its inaugural season, playing for the New York Titans (forerunner of the New York Jets) in 1960 and 1961, before being traded to the Buffalo Bills for the 1962 season. Dorow injured his arm in the fourth game of the 1962 season and was unable to play again.

Dorow's awards include All American in football for MSU in 1951. Dorow's other accomplishments include leading the AFL in most touchdowns thrown (26) in 1960. Dorow also co-holds the CFL single-game record for sacks with 7, matched by two others.

After leaving professional football, Dorow was a backfield coach for Hillsdale College in Michigan for the 1963 and 1964 seasons. He then became an assistant to Duffy Daugherty at Michigan State for the 1965 through 1970 seasons.[1] He was the head coach of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 1971 and part of the 1972 season.[2]

After football, Dorow worked as a salesman and manager, retiring in 1989.


Dorow died of bone cancer on December 7, 2009.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Former All-American Al Dorow Passes Away At Age 80 - Michigan State Official Athletic Site". Archived from the original on November 18, 2013.
  2. ^ "Al Dorow on CFLDB Statistics".
  3. ^ Former MSU Great Al Dorow Has Died Archived June 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine WILX-TV. Retrieved on December 8, 2009.