About Tom Osborne
It has been announced that the total amount of Tom Osborne net worth reaches 10 million dollars, according to the recent estimations. Tom Osborne became known as a professional football player, but he is no longer playing this sport. Then, he became a coach and a college athletics administrator. In addition to his involvement in sports, Tom Osborne is a politician and this involvement has also added up some revenues to the overall sum of Tom Osborne net worth.
In 1973, he became the head football coach at the University of Nebraska football team, with which he worked for 25 years until 1997. Tom Osborne became one of the greatest and most successful American college football coaches. With his team, he appeared in three national championships and 13 conference championships. In 1999, his name as a coach was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
In addition, Tom Osborne is a politician. He is a Republican and as such, he was elected U.S. Representative from Nebraska’s 3rd congressional district. He served three terms, in the period of 2001-2007. Thus, his political career has also increased the current estimate of Tom Osborne net worth.
In 2007, he was appointed to serve as an athletic director at the University of Nebraska. In 2013, he retired from this career. However, it has made his name even more known and also increased the total amount of Tom Osborne net worth.
He was born in 1937 in Hastings, where he was also raised. When he was studying at a high school there, he was already a big star athlete. In addition to playing football there, he was also a success in basketball. Moreover, Tom Osborne won the state discus throw in track. In his senior year, the Omaha World Herald presented him with the Nebraska High School Athlete of The Year title.
Tom Osborne decided to stay in his hometown, where he was accepted to Hastings College, which was the same institution which his father and grandfather attended. There, he continued his sports career in basketball and football. As a football player, he was playing in the position of a quarterback. In 1959, he earned his BA degree in history. Moreover, Tom Osborne became a recipient of the Nebraska College Athlete of the Year award.
Then, Tom Osborne joined the National Football League, where the first team with which he signed a contract was the San Francisco 49ers. He played as a wide receiver with the team for one season. Then, he joined the Washington Redskins, with which he played two seasons. Thus, playing with these teams has also added up to the total sum of Tom Osborne net worth.
He returned to Nebraska to earn his MA degree in educational psychology, which he accomplished in 1963. He continued his studies even more when he got his doctorate. In the period of 1960-1966, Tom Osborne was a member of the Nebraska Army National Guard. In 1964, he became a coach when he joined the Cornhusker coaching staff.