|Mayor of Orange City|
November 2011 –November 2016
|Preceded by||Harley Strickland|
|Succeeded by||Gary A. Blair|
|Councilman of Orange City District 6|
November 2005 –November 2011
|Spouse||Sondra M. "Gail" Laputka|
|Alma mater||Southern Illinois University|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||255 lb (116 kg)|
|NFL draft||1972 / Round:11 / Pick:279|
|Drafted by||San Francisco 49ers|
|1971 – 1973||Ottawa Rough Riders|
|1975 – 1976||Edmonton Eskimos|
|Career highlights and awards|
Thomas W. Laputka (born December 30,1947) is an American retired gridiron football player who played for the Ottawa Rough Riders and Edmonton Eskimos. He won the Grey Cup with Ottawa in 1973,and with Edmonton in 1975.He played college football at Southern Illinois University. He is also a retired businessman and served as a councilman and in 2011 was elected mayor of Orange City,Florida,serving through the end of 2016.
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