Tommy Lyons (American football)

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Tommy Lyons
No. 61
Position: Guard, center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1948-08-07) August 7, 1948 (age 68)
Place of birth: Atlanta, Georgia
Career information
College: Georgia
NFL Draft: 1971 / Round: 14 / Pick: 350
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 73
Games started: 62
Fumble recoveries: 2
Player stats at

Thomas Lewis Lyons (born August 7, 1948) is a former American football offensive lineman for the University of Georgia and the Denver Broncos[1] of the National Football League.

Football career[edit]

He graduated Georgia Military Academy (now Woodward) and then from the University of Georgia in 1971.[2] He earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees in clinical bio-psychology from the University of Georgia. He was selected 14th round of the 1971 NFL Draft. Lyons played for the Broncos for six seasons, starting in 43 consecutive games at one point during his career.

Medical career[edit]

After his time in the NFL, Lyons went to University of Colorado Medical School, graduating with a medical degree in 1977. He practices medicine in Atlanta. He is the Director of the Center for Women’s Care and Reproductive Surgery in Atlanta. He is director of Gynecologic surgery, Chief of Surgery of Advanced Surgery Center of Atlanta. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the department of OB/GYN at Emory University School of Medicine. He has written over 19 chapters for medical publications and has written 30 publications.[3][better source needed]


Lyons received a Silver Anniversary Award from the National Collegiate Athletic Association in 1996.[4]

In 2002, he was the recipient of the Bill Hartman Award recognizing his excellence in his profession and/or service to others.[5]

Dr. Lyons was one of 16 graduates from the University of Georgia Graduate School who received the 2013 Alumni of Distinction Award. The award is given to recognize alumni who achieve exceptional success in their professional careers and in service to their community.[6]

He voiced the character Franics McReary in the game Grand Theft Auto IV.[7][better source needed]


  1. ^ "1971 Denver Broncos Draftees". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Dr. Thomas L. Lyons". PR Web. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Dr. Tommy Lyons Joins Staff" (PDF). Cowles Clinic. Retrieved 26 November 2013. [self-published source?][unreliable source?]
  4. ^ Tony Barnhart (1 August 2011). Always a Bulldog: Players, Coaches, and Fans Share Their Passion for Georgia Football. Triumph Books. p. 378. ISBN 978-1-61749-557-1. 
  5. ^ "Dr. Thomas Lyons named 2002 recipient of the Bill Hartman Award". Georgia Dogs. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "UGA Graduate School honors 2013 Alumni of Distinction". UGA.EDU. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Grand Theft Auto IV". IMDB. Retrieved 26 November 2013. [unreliable source?]

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