Thom Gossom Jr.

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in Birmingham, AL, The United States
January 21, 1952

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Thom Gossom Jr. was the first black athlete to graduate from Auburn University in 1975. A walk on, Gossom defied the odds, earned a scholarship and became a three-year starter. He is featured in the HBO special, Breaking the Huddle, about the integration of Southern college football. His film and television credits include Reckless, The Fight Club Jeepers Creepers 2, Miss Evers Boys, Boston Legal, NYPD Blue and In the Heat of the Night.

His published memoir, Walk On: My Reluctant Journey to Integration at Auburn University is in its third printing.

The short story collection trilogy, "A Slice of Life" "Another Slice of Life" and "The Rest of the Pie" has just been published.
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Thom Gossom Jr. Hi Sue, great question! Probably because both shows had enough first run episodes to go into syndication. Typically, that happens after 88-100 episode…moreHi Sue, great question! Probably because both shows had enough first run episodes to go into syndication. Typically, that happens after 88-100 episodes because it is more cost effective for the producers. Not a glamorous answer, but that's my best guess! Thom(less)
Thom Gossom Jr. It was either stay in the cabin-anxious and alone, or go search for the one she loved. She buttoned up her jacket and walked out the door into the coo…moreIt was either stay in the cabin-anxious and alone, or go search for the one she loved. She buttoned up her jacket and walked out the door into the cool, foggy fall evening...(less)
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Walk-On

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A Slice of Life

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