Dahms on a 1955 Bowman football card
|No. 71 78, 70|
April 19, 1927|
San Diego, California
|Died:||November 30, 1988
Orange County, California
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||242 lb (110 kg)|
|High school:||San Diego (CA)|
|College:||San Diego State|
|Career highlights and awards|
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|Player stats at PFR|
Thomas Gordon Dahms (April 19, 1927 – November 30, 1988) was an American football player and coach. He played in the National Football League (NFL) as an offensive tackle for seven seasons with the Los Angeles Rams, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Cardinals, and San Francisco 49ers. After his playing career, he served as assistant coach in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys and the Oakland Raiders. He played college football at San Diego State College.
In 1991, he was inducted into the San Diego State University Athletics Hall of Fame.
Dahms was a line coach at the San Diego Naval Training Center. In 1958, he was the athletic director at San Diego Junior High. After one year he took over as the line coach at the University of Virginia in 1959.
In 1960, he joined the Dallas Cowboys for their inaugural season, becoming the first defensive line coach in franchise history. After two years in Dallas, he accepted the same position with the Oakland Raiders under head coach Al Davis in 1963, remaining with the team until 1978. He was an assistant with the semipro football team Yuba City Cougars. In 1986, he was hired as the head coach at Mountain Empire High School.
- Tom Dahms Adjusts to Life in Slow Lane : Ex-Ram Player and Raider Assistant Is Now Coaching a Small High School
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