Dusty Dvoracek

Dusty Dvoracek (born March 1, 1983)[1] is a former American football nose tackle. Drafted by the Chicago Bears of the National Football League in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft, he played college football at Oklahoma and professionally with the Bears from 2006 to 2009 and the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League in 2010–11.

Since retiring from football, Dvoracek has worked as a color analyst for Fox Sports Southwest, Fox Sports Oklahoma, and ESPN.

Dusty Dvoracek
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Dvoracek in 2008 with the Chicago Bears.
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Position:Nose tackle
Personal information
Born:March 1, 1983 (age 36)[1]
Lake Dallas, Texas
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:303 lb (137 kg)
Career information
High school:Corinth (TX) Lake Dallas
NFL Draft:2006 / Round: 3 / Pick: 73
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • 2x First-team All-Big 12 (2003, 2005)
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:31
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Early years

Dvoracek attended Lake Dallas High School in Lake Dallas, Texas where he played football at the positions of defensive tackle and offensive guard. During his senior year, he was named to the Houston Chronicle's Top 100 list and the Dallas Morning News's Texas Top 100. He was also named all-district both on offense and defense in his senior year, while tallying up 79 tackles, 9.5 sacks, four fumble recoveries, and 10 forced fumbles in just seven games.

College career

Dvoracek attended the University of Oklahoma, where he majored in management. In 49 games at Oklahoma, Dvoracek started 28 times. He finished his career with 136 tackles (44 tackles for loss), 16 sacks, one interception and three fumble recoveries. He was a consensus All-Big 12 performer in 2003 and 2005. In 2004, Dvoracek was suspended from the Sooners after an alleged assault that resulted in the hospitalization of a long time high school friend, then 21-year-old Matthew Wilde. He was backup to future Chicago Bears teammate, Tommie Harris, and started ahead of future WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Jack Swagger.

Professional career

Chicago Bears

Dvoracek and Matt Toeaina during training camp in 2008

The Chicago Bears selected Dvoracek in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He missed most of his rookie season after sustaining a foot injury in the preseason.

Dvoracek started his first professional game against the San Diego Chargers on September 9, 2007, but left the game with a season ending torn ACL injury.[2]

Dvoracek recovered during the 2008 offseason, injured his calf before the Bears training camp.[3] He was placed on season-ending injured reserve with elbow bursitis on December 9. He finished the 2008 season with 29 tackles and two passes defensed on 12 games (all starts).

Dvoracek suffered a sprained MCL during the Bears second preseason game on August 22, 2009. He underwent arthroscopic knee surgery to assess the severity of the injury. The examination concluded that Dvoracek had also injured his ACL, and would miss the 2009 season.[4][5] He was waived/injured on August 31 and subsequently reverted to injured reserve, his fourth consecutive year ending on the IR list.

Omaha Nighthawks

Dvoracek was signed by the Omaha Nighthawks in 2010. He was re-signed by the team on July 15, 2011.[6] He was let go after the 2011 season.


  1. ^ a b "Dusty Dvoracek". Omaha Nighthawks.
  2. ^ Schefter, Adam (September 10, 2007). "Bears safety, defensive tackle out for season". NFL.com. Retrieved September 10, 2007.
  3. ^ http://www.chicagobears.com/news/ChalkTalkStory.asp?story_id=4927
  4. ^ Dvoracek to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery Friday
  5. ^ Snake-bitten Dvoracek will miss season with torn ACL
  6. ^ "UFL Transactions". OurSports Central. July 15, 2011. Retrieved July 15, 2011.

External links

2003 All-Big 12 Conference football team

The 2003 All-Big 12 Conference football team consists of American football players chosen as All-Big 12 Conference players for the 2003 NCAA Division I-A football season. The conference recognizes two official All-Big 12 selectors: (1) the Big 12 conference coaches selected separate offensive and defensive units and named first- and second-team players (the "Coaches" team); and (2) a panel of sports writers and broadcasters covering the Big 12 also selected offensive and defensive units and named first- and second-team players (the "Media" team).

2005 Oklahoma Sooners football team

The 2005 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season, the 111th season of Sooner football. The team was led by two-time Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award winner, Bob Stoops, in his seventh season as head coach. They played their home games at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. They were a charter member of the Big 12 Conference.

Conference play began with a loss in the annual Red River Rivalry to the Texas Longhorns on October 8, and ended with a win at home in the annual Bedlam Series over the Oklahoma State Cowboys on November 26. The Sooners finished the regular season with a 7–4 record (6–2 in the Big 12), their worst record since 1999, finishing in a tie with Texas Tech for second in the Big 12 South. They were invited to the Holiday Bowl, where they upset the Oregon Ducks, 17–14.

Following the season, Davin Joseph was selected 23rd overall in the 2006 NFL Draft, along with Chris Chester in the 2nd round, Dusty Dvoracek, Travis Wilson and Clint Ingram in the 3rd, and J. D. Runnels in the 6th.

On July 11, 2007 the NCAA announced the Sooners would have to vacate every game from 2005 due to NCAA violations relating to Rhett Bomar and J.D. Quinn receiving money from a car dealership for work they did not perform. The punishment effectively gave the team a 0–4 record. However, on appeal, those wins were reinstated in early 2008.

2016 Cactus Bowl (December)

The 2016 Cactus Bowl was a post-season American college football bowl game played on December 27, 2016 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. This was the twenty-eighth edition of the Cactus Bowl, which was previously known as the Copper Bowl, the Insight.com Bowl, the Insight Bowl, and the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. Sponsored by the Motel 6 chain of budget motels, the game is officially known as the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl.

The bowl featured the Baylor Bears of the Big 12 Conference against the Boise State Broncos of the Mountain West Conference, and was the concluding game of the season for both teams.

2016 Dollar General Bowl

The 2016 Dollar General Bowl was a postseason college football bowl game that was played at Ladd–Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama on December 23, 2016. The 18th edition of the Dollar General Bowl (previously called the GoDaddy Bowl) featured the Ohio Bobcats of the Mid-American Conference versus the Troy Trojans of the Sun Belt Conference.

2017 Texas Bowl

The 2017 Texas Bowl was an American college football bowl game played on December 27, 2017, at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Sponsored by the Academy Sports + Outdoors sporting goods company, it was officially known as the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl. The game was one of the 2017–18 bowl games concluding the 2017 FBS football season.

The twelfth edition of the Texas Bowl, the game featured the Texas Longhorns of the Big 12 Conference against the Missouri Tigers of the Southeastern Conference. This was the teams' 24th meeting. Prior to the game, Texas led the series 17–6. This was their first match-up since Missouri left the Big 12 Conference after the 2011 season. Texas defeated Missouri, 33–16.

2018 Outback Bowl

The 2018 Outback Bowl was an American college football bowl game played on January 1, 2018, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The 32nd annual Outback Bowl was one of the 2017–18 NCAA football bowl games concluding the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The game was nationally televised on ESPN2, and its title sponsor is the Outback Steakhouse restaurant franchise. The 2018 Outback Bowl marked the first appearance of SB Nation sportswriter Ryan Nanni as the Bloomin' Onion mascot.

2019 Outback Bowl

The 2019 Outback Bowl was a college football bowl game played on January 1, 2019. It was the 33rd edition of the Outback Bowl, and one of the 2018–19 bowl games concluding the 2018 FBS football season. The game was sponsored by Outback Steakhouse and played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

Dusty (given name)

Dusty is a given name which may refer to:

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Dvořáček (feminine Dvořáčková) is a Czech surname. Notable people include:

Alois Dvořáček, Czech basketball player

David Dvořáček, Czech ice hockey player

Dusty Dvoracek, American football player

Hermann Dvoracek, Austrian footballer

Josef Dvořáček, Czech table tennis player

Ludvík Dvořáček, Czech basketball player

Vladimír Dvořáček, Czech ice hockey player

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Lake Dallas High School

Lake Dallas High School is a public high school located in the city of Corinth, Texas, USA and classified as a 5A school by the UIL. It is a part of the Lake Dallas Independent School District located in central Denton County. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.

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Matt Toeaina

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