A 2-time All-American safety (1976-77) and 4-year letterman (1974-77) at USC, Thurman played for John McKay and later for John Robinson.
He was a member of the 1974 USC National Championship team and played on Trojan teams that won 4-bowl games. In his Trojan career, he had 13 INTs, returning 2 for TDs, and led the Pac-10 in INTs with 8 in 1976.Dennis also had 169 career tackles, 11 PD and 4 FR.
Cornerback and safety for the Dallas Cowboys, Dennis Thurman was originally selected in the 11th round of the 1978 NFL Draft by the Cowboys. Thurman had 36 career INTs and played in Super Bowl XIII in 1979. Pittsburgh won, 35-31, at the Orange Bowl in Miami.
Transferred to the St. Louis Cardinals as cornerback and safety in 1986. Coached DBs for the Cardinals in 1988. He later became Defensive coordinator for the Ohio Glory Football Club.
By 1993 up until 2000, Dennis spent 8 years as the DB coach at his alma mater. Tutored many current NFL players, including the Lions' Chris Cash, the Seahawks' Kris Richard, the Browns' Daylon McCutcheon,the Bucs' Brian Kelly and the Steelers' Troy Polamaw.
He is currently the Baltimore Ravens secondary coach.
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