Tom Blanchard

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Tom Blanchard
No. 15, 16
Date of birth (1948-05-28) May 28, 1948 (age 68)
Place of birth Grants Pass, Oregon
Career information
Position(s) Punter
College Oregon
NFL draft 1971 / Round: 12 / Pick: 304
Career history
As player
1971–1973 New York Giants
1974–1978 New Orleans Saints
1979–1981 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career stats

Thomas Richard Blanchard (born May 28, 1948) 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.[citation needed]