Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Keith Dorney

Keith Dorney


  • Position: Offensive Tackle
  • School: Penn State
  • High School: Emmaus, PA (Emmaus HS)
  • Years: 1975-1978
  • Inducted: 2005
  • Place of Birth: Allentown, PA
  • Date of Birth: Dec 03, 1957
  • Jersey Number: 71
  • Height: 6-5
  • Weight: 256

Member Biography

A unanimous All-America selection in 1978, Keith Dorney was an immovable force at offensive tackle, helping Penn State to a 38-10 mark from 1975-78. In his final two seasons at Penn State (1977-78), Dorney led the Nittany Lions to a 22-2 record. Following his collegiate career, Dorney was selected by the Detroit Lions with the tenth-overall selection in the 1979 NFL Draft. He went on to play nine seasons in the NFL (1979-87), all with the Lions. Off the field, Dorney has worked with children and young adults as a full-time special education teacher for True to Life Children's Services and also coaches the defensive line at a local high school in Santa Rosa, California.