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Tommy Lyons (American football)

Tommy Lyons
No. 61
Personal information
Date of birth: (1948-08-07) August 7, 1948
Place of birth: Atlanta, Georgia
Career information
College: Georgia
NFL Draft: 1971 / Round: 14 / Pick: 350
Debuted in 1971
Last played in 1976
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Stats at

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

Football career

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. An avid piano player, he was once a guest conductor for the Denver Symphony Orchestra while he was playing for the Broncos.

Medical career

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 Medical School of Atlanta. During his career, he has written over 19 chapters for medical publications and has written 30 publications.[3]


Lyons received a Silver Anniversary Award from the National Collegiate Athletic Association as part of the Class of 1996.

In 2002, he was the recipient of the Bill Hartman Award. This is the highest honor a former University of Georgia student-athlete can attain. The award has been given annually since 1992 and recognizes former Georgia student-athletes who have shown excellence in their profession and/or service to others.[4]

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.[5]

He played the voice of Franics McReary in the hit game Grand Theft Auto IV.[6]

Personal life

Tommy resides in Atlanta, GA with his wife Cheryl and his two sons Jordan and Jake.


  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". Cowles Clinic. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Dr. Thomas Lyons named 2002 recipient of the Bill Hartman Award". Georgia Dogs. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "UGA Graduate School honors 2013 Alumni of Distinction". UGA.EDU. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Grand Theft Auto IV". IMDB. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  • Database Football
  • Georgia Magazine Vol. 79, No. 3 (2000)
Preceded by
Lesley Bush
Larry Echohawk
Kwaku Ohene-Frempong
Bob Lanier
Mike Phipps
Mike Reid
Silver Anniversary Awards (NCAA)
Class of 1996
Marty Liquori
Thomas Lewis Lyons
Cliff Meely
Kurt L. Schmoke
Joe Theismann
Jack Youngblood
Succeeded by
Tommy Casanova
Jack Ford
David Joyner
Edward B. Rust Jr.
James Tedisco
Herb Washington
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