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Tommy Kalmanir
File:Tom Kalmanir - 1950 Bowman.jpg
Personal information
Born:(1926-03-30)March 30, 1926
Jerome, Pennsylvania
Died:October 12, 2004(2004-10-12) (aged 78)
Fresno, California
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight:171 lb (78 kg)
Career information
High school:Conemaugh Twp. (Penn.)
College:Pittsburgh, Nevada
NFL Draft:1947 / Round: 25 / Pick: 229
Career history
* Los Angeles Rams ( 1949 1951)
Career highlights and awards
* NFL champion (1951)
Player stats at PFR

Thomas J. Kalmanir (March 30, 1926 – October 12, 2004) was an American football player.[1][2]

Born in Jerome, Pennsylvania, Kalmanir grew up in Jamestown, Pennsylvania. He played college football at the University of Nevada as a running back and return specialist. At Nevada Tommy set numerous records and was a member of two bowl teams in 1947 and 1948, often considered the greatest teams in Nevada football history. He was selected in the NFL draft in 1949 and played with the Los Angeles Rams and Baltimore Colts. He was a member of the Rams' 1951 NFL Championship Team. While with the Rams he appeared as a guest on the television game show What's My Line? on September 14, 1952 [3] and was the first contestant to be guessed right during the initial free guess round.

After retiring as a player he coached in the CFL as well as for the Oakland Raiders, before becoming a businessman in the San Francisco Bay Area. He retired to Fresno, California.


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