Tom Alward

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Tom Alward
Born: (1952-10-13) October 13, 1952 (age 70)
Flint, Michigan
Career information
Position(s) Offensive guard
College University of Nebraska
NFL draft 1975 / Round: 6 / Pick: 153
Career history
As player
1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Thomas Lavern Alward (born October 13, 1952, in Flint, Michigan) was a National Football League offensive guard who played in 1976 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He attended high school at Bendle High School, college at the University of Nebraska and was the New York Jets 6th round pick in the 1975 NFL Draft. [1]

He is currently head football coach at Goodrich High School in Goodrich, Michigan. [2]

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  1. "Tom Alward Stats". Retrieved September 14, 2021.
  2. "Goodrich coach: Goodrich coach Tom Alward: High school state title would mean more than college championship". Retrieved November 23, 2022.