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Tom Osborne

Born: Feb 23, 1937

Birthplace: Hastings

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Tom Osborne

Date of Birth : Feb 23, 1937
Birth Place : Hastings

Thomas William "Tom" Osborne is a former American football player, coach, college athletics administrator, and politician from Nebraska. He served as the head football coach at the University of Nebraska football team for 25 years, from 1973 to 1997. Osborne was one of the most successful coaches in American college football history, with a career record of 255–49–3, 13 conference championships, and three national championships. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1999. Osborne was later elected U.S. Representative from Nebraska's 3rd congressional district, as a Republican. He served three terms, from 2001 to 2007. In 2007, he returned to the University of Nebraska as athletic director. He retired as AD in January 2013.


  • Politician
  • Coach
  • American football player
  • Football Coach

Also known as

  • Dr. Thomas William "Tom" Osborne
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