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|Born:||March 5, 1950|
|Died:||October 10, 2002 52) (aged|
Summerville, South Carolina
|NFL draft||1972 / Round: 15 / Pick: 378|
|Career highlights and awards|
Thomas Ashley Sullivan (March 5, 1950 – October 10, 2002) was a professional American football running back with two National Football League teams.
Sullivan was a running back with Miami (FL) from 1969–1971.
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 whom he separated but never divorced, and second wife both claimed his pension.He died in a car accident in 2002.
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