Tom Sullivan (American football)

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Tom Sullivan
Born:(1950-03-05)March 5, 1950
Jacksonville, Florida
Died:October 10, 2002(2002-10-10) (aged 52)
Summerville, South Carolina
Career information
Position(s)Running back
CollegeMiami (FL)
NFL draft1972 / Round: 15 / Pick: 378
Career history
As player
1972–1977Philadelphia Eagles
1978Cleveland Browns
Career stats

Thomas Ashley Sullivan (March 5, 1950 – October 10, 2002) was a professional American football running back with two National Football League teams.

College football career[edit]

Sullivan was a running back with Miami (FL) from 1969–1971.

  • 1969: 79 carries for 319 yards. 9 catches for 86 yards.[1]
  • 1970: 156 carries for 461 yards. 9 catches for 48 yards.
  • 1971: 150 carries for 761 yards and 2 TD. 18 catches for 198 yards.

NFL career[edit]

His best success came with the Philadelphia Eagles. In his second year with the team, Sullivan surpassed the 900 yard rushing yard mark and in his third year he led the NFL in rushing touchdowns. Sullivan made news when his first wife, from who he separated but never divorced, and second wife both claimed his pension.[2] He died in a car accident in 2002. [3]