Tom Tracy

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Tom Tracy
No. 30, 36
Position: Running back
Personal information
Born:(1934-09-07)September 7, 1934
Birmingham, Michigan
Died:January 24, 1996(1996-01-24) (aged 61)
Career information
College: Tennessee
NFL Draft: 1956  / Round: 5 / Pick: 50
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing att-yards:808-2912
Receptions-yards:113-1468
Touchdowns:28
Player stats at NFL.com

John Thomas "The Bomb" Tracy (September 7, 1934 – January 24, 1996) was an American football running back in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions, Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Washington Redskins and in the Canadian Football League with the Ottawa Rough Riders. Tracy started his career in Canada, with 2 seasons with the Riders, where he was selected an All-Star in his rookie year. He went to two Pro Bowls and attended the University of Tennessee.

American football Team field sport

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Running back position in American and Canadian football

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