Tom Nash (American football)

Thomas Acton Nash (November 21, 1905 – August 24, 1972) was an All-American, All-Pro American football player.

Tom Nash
No. 19
Tom Nash circa 1927
Born:November 21, 1905
Lincoln County, Georgia
Died:August 24, 1972 (aged 66)
Washington, Georgia
Career information
CollegeUniversity of Georgia
Career history
As player
1924–1927The University of Georgia
1928–1932Green Bay Packers
1933–1934Brooklyn Dodgers
HonorsThe Intersectional Board of Coaches All-American Team selected by Tad Jones, Knute Rockne, and Glenn Warner; the Collier's Weekly All-American team selected by Grantland Rice, and the Walter Camp All-American Team - 1927; All Southern Conference Team 1927; All-Pro Green Bay Packers 1932, University of Georgia All-Time Team 1934, State of Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1972, Washington-Wilkes Sports Hall of Fame, Inaugural Induction 1987

Early years

Tom Nash, Sr. was born in Lincoln County, Georgia and grew up in Washington, Georgia.

Georgia Bulldogs

Nash played college football on the 1925, 1926, and 1927 University of Georgia Bulldogs football teams, including the 1927 "Dream and Wonder" team. He was a consensus All-American in 1927.[1]

Professional football

He then played professional football in the NFL, first for the Green Bay Packers, including the World Championship teams of 1929, 30, and 31. He was named All Pro while at Green Bay in 1932. He finished his professional career with the Brooklyn Dodgers.


He also played Double A and Triple A baseball.

Later life

After completing his professional career, he returned to his hometown of Washington, Georgia, where he was an automobile dealer and later elementary school principal and coach, mentoring many young men in that community. From 1943 to 1945, he was an assistant football coach at the University of Georgia under Coach Wally Butts. He was named to the 1934 University of Georgia All-Time team. [2] inducted into the state of Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 1972, and the Washington-Wilkes Sports Hall of Fame in its inaugural induction in 1987. His son, Thomas Nash Jr. followed in his father's footsteps and played football as an offensive tackle for the University of Georgia from 1968-1971. "Little Tom" was an Academic All-American and named to the ALL-SEC Team during his time at UGA.


  1. ^ "6 Westerners On Grantland Rice All-Stars". Woodland Daily Democrat. 1927-12-02.
  2. ^ George Trevor. "All-Time All-Star Team". Tulane University Football Program-The Greenie; Georgia vs. Tulane.

External links

Thomas Nash (disambiguation)

Thomas Nash was a relative of Shakespeare.

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Thomas Nash (Newfoundland) (1745–1810), fisherman and settler in Newfoundland

Thomas Nashe (1567–c. 1601), Elizabethan playwright and pamphleteer

Tom Nash (American football) (1905–1972), American football player

Tom Nash, professional wrestler and first husband of Luna Vachon

Tom Nash (Home and Away), a character from an Australian soap opera

Thomas Nash, a character from the ABC television show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Tom Nash—championships, awards, and honors

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