Thomas Richard Blanchard (born May 28, 1948 in Grants Pass, Oregon) is a former American football punter with an 11-year career in the National Football League for the New York Giants, New Orleans Saints, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played college football at the University of Oregon, where he was quarterback as well as punter.He led Grants Pass High School to the 1964 state high school football championship as a junior, his son Tommy, the eldest and Jimmy, five years the junior, both were starting quarterbacks at Grants Pass High School leading their respective teams to the playoffs. Tom is now the sports director at Grants Pass High School.
By Dean Hanley
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