Tom Rafferty
Player of American football
Tom Rafferty
Thomas Michael Rafferty is a former American football offensive lineman in the NFL. He attended Fayetteville-Manlius High School in Manlius, New York, and went on to start four years for coach Joe Paterno at Penn State University earning All-American honors in 1975.
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WESTERN NORTH DAKOTA: Flooding impacted local businesses - Prairie Business
Google News - over 5 years
“A good example of how some of the city members were affected would be the Holiday Village mobile home park, located in southeast Minot,” says Tom Rafferty, Verendrye Electric Cooperative Communications Manager. “When the river crested, those mobile
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North Madison Still Digging Out - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Tom Rafferty, a resident of Bradley Corners Road, spent Tuesday afternoon cleaning up debris from Hurricane Irene. “The whole lawn and driveway were basically covered…with debris, small debris that was just scattered through the yard,” he said
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Co-ops Join Stars for Flood Relief - Electric Co-op Today
Google News - over 5 years
The co-op is expediting extension of underground service to the site to ensure reliable service during the harsh winter ahead, said Tom Rafferty, community relations manager of Velva-based Verendrye Electric. “People will be moving into that park in
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No formaldehyde issues with FEMA homes for Ward County - Minot Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
Tom Rafferty, community relations and communications manager for Verendrye Electric Cooperative, said Verendrye is still working on plans for the park that will be established for FEMA homes on the east side of Minot
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Co-ops Aid Minot Area Recovery - Electric Co-op Today
Google News - over 5 years
(Photo By: Tom Rafferty/ Verendrye Electric Cooperative) More than 4000 homes were destroyed or damaged. With the help of Verendrye Electric Cooperative and Basin Electric Power Cooperative, federal officials are turning the former site of a coal-based
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Kermit's team wins Camel Summer Charity Classic 2011 - Pattaya Mail
Google News - over 5 years
Also, generous support was received from local and other folks, Barry Soanes, Ray Barrett, Rod Carmichael, Chuck Callen, Steven Coulson, Stewart Matthews, Tom Rafferty, Scott Torgusson Anne Shop, Noi Shop and the Camel Village Shop
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Harriers fail to progress to National League Final - Offaly Express
Google News - over 5 years
... Long Jump 5 Fearghus Hannon 5.12 ; High Jump 6 Gordon Kennedy 1.60 ; Triple Jump 4 Darragh McNamara 11.30 ; Discus 3 Darragh Hanlon 34.90 ; Shot Putt 4 Darragh Hanlon 10.53 ; Javelin 3 Tom Rafferty 41.45 ; 56lbs for distance 3 Tom Rafferty 5.67
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North Dakota Flooding Continues - Electric Co-op Today
Google News - over 5 years
(Photo By: Tom Rafferty/Verendrye EC) The waterway, which loops down toward Minot from Canada, crested nearly 13 feet above flood stage June 26, but experts warned that the emergency levees were still under a lot of pressure. They urged local officials
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Verendrye Electric Copes with Flood - Electric Co-op Today
Google News - over 5 years
(Photo By: Tom Rafferty/Verendrye EC) “It's like a prairie tsunami,” said a television news anchor from KXMC-TV, during the CBS affiliate's live coverage of the historic flood. Emergency sirens alerted thousands of residents in Minot and the nearby
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Electrical safety measures should be taken - Minot Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
Tom Rafferty, community relations manager for Verendrye Electric Cooperative, suggests that evacuees who are Verendrye customers shut the power off at their main breaker and contact their electric company. "Wet conditions can cause electrical shorts,
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Archive: Staubach rallies Cowboys in 1979 comeback over Redskins - Dallas Morning News
Google News - almost 6 years
From there, Newhouse went through a hole opened by center John Fitzgerald and guard Tom Rafferty to put the Cowboys in command. They stayed in command through the remainder of the period as the defense, flashing signs of brilliance, kept Theismann on
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Springs remembered at funeral as consummate teammate, fun-loving guy - Fort Worth Star Telegram
Google News - almost 6 years
Other former Cowboys attending were Drew Pearson, Tony Hill, Ed "Too Tall" Jones, Billy Joe Dupree, Preston Pearson, Tom Rafferty, Thomas Henderson, Robert Newhouse, Doug Cosbie, Mike Renfro and Bruce Thornton, as well as former scouting director Gil
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Picket Signs and Cheers As Drivers Go on Strike
NYTimes - over 26 years
Looking grim, Michael Alvino, the head of the drivers' union at The Daily News, put a bullhorn to his lips last night to speak to more than 100 angry production workers outside the newspaper's Brooklyn plant. "This is not a happy day," he began. But the workers cheered when, moments later, he said, "We're officially on strike." Within minutes,
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Transactions
NYTimes - almost 27 years
LEAD: Baseball Baseball SAN FRANCISCO (NL) - Activated Greg Litton, infielder, from the 15-day disabled list. Optioned Tony Perezchica, infielder, to Phoenix of the Pacific Coast League. Football DALLAS (NFC) - Announced the retirement of Tom Rafferty, offensive lineman. LOS ANGELES (AFC) - Traded a 1990 fourth-round draft pick to the San Francisco
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Fines for 10 Cowboys
NYTimes - about 27 years
LEAD: The Cowboys announced today that 10 Dallas players and 7 from the Philadelphia Eagles had been fined by the National Football League for fighting in a Thanksgiving Day game. The fight sparked accusations that Coach Buddy Ryan of the Eagles had put bounties on some Cowboy players. The Cowboys announced today that 10 Dallas players and 7 from
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America's Team Continues to Decline
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: Not that long ago, the Dallas Cowboys were living up to their self-styled billing as America's Team. From 1966 through 1985, they had 20 straight winning seasons and 13 division titles. In a nine-season span, they played in five Super Bowls. Not that long ago, the Dallas Cowboys were living up to their self-styled billing as America's Team.
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PRO FOOTBALL; Giants Looking For a Recovery
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: The Giants, who played so badly in their season opener Monday night, have a chance to rebound here at 4 P.M. Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. It may be the last chance for this Giants team to do anything because of the players strike scheduled to start Tuesday. The Giants, who played so badly in their season opener Monday night, have a
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COWBOYS ROUTED BY BENGALS, 50-24
NYTimes - about 31 years
Three weeks ago, the Dallas Cowboys were buried, 44-0, by the Chicago Bears. They came back and won the next two weeks and brought a 9-4 record here, andwere buried again today by the Bengals. The Bengals had to win to pull even at .500 and stay alive in the mediocre American Conference's Central Divison. It wasn't a shutout this time, but it was a
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Dorsett Is Rising Above His Problems
NYTimes - about 32 years
At his current rate, Tony Dorsett should finish the season with more than 1,200 rushing yards. Statistically, that would not be the best of his eight seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. Nor his worst. From a different perspective, however, this may be his greatest season ever. Dorsett's performance has been the most consistent part of the Cowboys'
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BURT MAKES MOST OF TALENT
NYTimes - over 32 years
If you were a Giants coach or player or rooter, it was a moment to remember. In the final two minutes of last Sunday's 37-13 upset victory over the Washington Redskins, the Giants were whooping it up on their sideline. Jim Burt picked up a bucket of ice water and threw the contents, ice and all, on Bill Parcells. The coach wheeled, and the instant
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    FIFTIES
  • 2008
    Age 53
    Rafferty lives with his wife Donna and their children Michael and Rachel in Keller, Texas, where he is currently a regional sales manager at Sports Supply Group, a Dallas sports supply company. In April 2008, he had a sudden bout of the neurological disorder transverse myelitis.
    More Details Hide Details The disorder has caused him to use a walker and wheelchair while he undergoes physical therapy to re-learn how to walk.
  • FORTIES
  • 2003
    Age 48
    He was named to the Dallas Cowboys All-Time Team in 2003.
    More Details Hide Details He is the only Cowboys offensive lineman to block for both Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman, and one of only two players (Ed "Too Tall" Jones being the other) to be a teammate of both Hall of Fame quarterbacks. Rafferty earned his Bachelor of Science in physical education from Penn State University in 1976, and later earned an MBA from the University of Dallas.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1989
    Age 34
    Rafferty retired at the end of the 1989 season after rookie Mark Stepnoski became the Cowboys starting center.
    More Details Hide Details He played in 221 total games for the Cowboys, including 167 consecutive games, which at the time was more than any other Cowboy in history. He appeared in 18 post-season games and 2 Super Bowls (XII and XIII).
  • TWENTIES
  • 1981
    Age 26
    Known to his teammates as "Raff", he established himself as one of the better linemen in Cowboys history with an exemplary work ethic, durability and versatility. In 1981 he was moved to center after Robert Shaw went down with a knee injury, becoming the anchor of an offensive line that would enable the Cowboys to reach 2 NFC Championship Games.
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  • 1976
    Age 21
    Rafferty was drafted in the 4th round of the 1976 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys.
    More Details Hide Details It took him one year to become the starting left guard, after Blaine Nye retired before the 1977 season, performing also as a long snapper for field goals and extra points. That team won Super Bowl XII. During this period, center John Fitzgerald nicknamed the Cowboys offensive line as the "Four Irishmen and a Scott", when it was formed by him, Fitzgerald, Pat Donovan, Jim Cooper and Herb Scott.
  • 1975
    Age 20
    He attended Fayetteville-Manlius High School in Manlius, New York, and went on to start four years for coach Joe Paterno at Penn State University earning All-American honors in 1975.
    More Details Hide Details Rafferty attended Fayetteville-Manlius High School where he was an all-league athlete in football and lacrosse. He continued his football career as an interior lineman at Penn State University where he played for the legendary head coach Joe Paterno. The 6-foot-3, 256-pound Rafferty earned All-American honors in 1975. He was inducted into the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame in 1998,
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1954
    Born
    Born on August 2, 1954.
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