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
College Miami (FL)
NFL draft 1972 / Round: 15 / Pick: 378
Career history
As player
1972–1977 Philadelphia Eagles
1978 Cleveland Browns
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

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

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College football career

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

NFL career

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]

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References

  1. "Tom Sullivan College Stats".
  2. "State Supreme Court rejects putative spouse doctrine".
  3. "ESPN Classic - Ex-Eagle Sullivan dies at 52".