Tom Flynn (American football)

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Tom Flynn
Date of birth (1962-03-24) March 24, 1962 (age 55)
Place of birth Verona, Pennsylvania
Career information
Position(s) Safety
College Pittsburgh
NFL draft 1984 / Round: 5 / Pick: 126
Career history
As player
1984–1986 Green Bay Packers
1986–1988 New York Giants
Career stats

Thomas Jeffery Flynn (born March 24, 1962 in Verona, Pennsylvania) is a former American football safety who played five seasons in the National Football League. He played college football at the University of Pittsburgh and was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round of the 1984 NFL Draft. In his rookie season he led the NFC in interceptions with nine, and was voted Pro Football Weekly's NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. He was unexpectedly cut by the Packers early in the 1986 season, but was signed by the New York Giants soon after. He is remembered by the Giants for his big play in the last game of the 1986 season, against the Packers, where he exacted revenge on his old team by blocking a punt and returning it for a touchdown.[1]

Flynn now resides in Murrysville, Pennsylvania with his wife and four children: Zach, Jake, Jillian, and Zane.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Flynn discovers 'justice' in victory against Packers". The Pittsburgh Press. December 21, 1986. Retrieved November 3, 2012. 

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