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Tom Osborne


Tom Osborne
Tom Osborne

  • Member of the College Football Hall of Fame.
  • Three college football national championships, 12 Big 8 conference championships and one Big 12 championship.
  • Winningest head coach in Nebraska history and eighth highest number of wins in history for major college football coaches.
  • ESPN Coach of the Decade for the 1990s.
  • 42 years college football experience as head coach, assistant coach, student-athlete and athletics director.

Current Occupation:

  • Retired, former athletics director and head coach at the University of Nebraska and former member of U.S. House of Representatives.

Career Highlights:

  • Athletics director, University of Nebraska (2007-2012).
  • Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (2001-2007).
  • Jim Thorpe Lifetime Achievement Award (2000).
  • ESPN Coach of the Decade (1999).
  • College Football Hall of Fame (1998).
  • Head football coach, University of Nebraska, (1973-1997).
  • Three national championships (1994, 1995, 1997) and 13 conference championships (1975, 1978, 1981-84, 1988, 1991-95, 1997) at Nebraska.
  • Big 12 Coach of the Year (1996).
  • Big 8 Coach of Year (1975, 1976, 1980, 1988, 1992-93, 1994).
  • National Coach of the Year (1994).
  • Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame (1994).
  • Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year (1978).
  • Assistant head football coach, University of Nebraska (1972).
  • Assistant football coach, University of Nebraska (1967-1971).
  • Wide receiver, Washington Redskins (1960-1961).
  • Wide receiver, San Francisco 49ers (1959).
  • Quarterback, Hastings College (1956-1959).
  • Nebraska's College Athlete of the Year (1958, 1959).
  • Nebraska's High School Athlete of the Year (1955).

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in history, Hastings College (1959).
  • Master's degree in educational psychology, University of Nebraska (1963).
  • Doctorate in educational psychology, University of Nebraska (1965).

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College Football Playoff Selection Committee Members

Jeff Long (chair)
Barry Alvarez Lt. Gen. Mike Gould Pat Haden Tom Jernstedt
Oliver Luck Archie Manning Tom Osborne Dan Radakovich
Condoleezza Rice Mike Tranghese Steve Wieberg Tyrone Willingham

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