Tom Blanchard

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Tom Blanchard
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Born: (1948-05-28) May 28, 1948 (age 71)
Grants Pass, Oregon
Career information
Position(s)Punter
CollegeOregon
NFL draft1971 / Round: 12 / Pick: 304
Career history
As player
1971–1973New York Giants
1974–1978New Orleans Saints
1979–1981Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career stats

Thomas Richard Blanchard (born May 28, 1948) is a former American football punter with an 11-year career in the National Football League for the New York Giants, New Orleans Saints, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played college football at the University of Oregon, where he was quarterback as well as punter. He led Grants Pass High School to the 1964 state high school football championship as a junior.

His two sons, Tommy (the eldest) and Jimmy (five years the junior) both were starting quarterbacks at Grants Pass High School, leading their respective teams to the playoffs. Tom is now the sports director at Grants Pass High School.[citation needed]