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Jon Nelson

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Jon Nelson has been a television journalist for twenty-five years based in Atlanta. He was graduated from Lakeside High School in Atlanta and Florida State University with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Political Science. His television career has given him the opportunity to cover as varied events as Super Bowls, World Series, All-Star Games, Summer Olympiads, the Masters, the US Open, Grey Cups, and even political conventions. He has also covered high school athletics for Georgia Public Broadcasting for twenty-one years as a host and correspondent for its high school coverage- including the “Football Fridays in Georgia” game of the week and the GHSA football and basketball championships.

He is also the author of five books about high school and college football in the southeast: “Backroads and Backfields” “100 Things Georgia Football Fans Should Know And Do Before They Die” “Peach State Pigskin: A History of High School Football in Georgia” “A History of College Football in Georgia” and “Above Ground: The Gene Jelks Story”. He has other books and manuscripts in planning stages for 2016. He lives in suburban Atlanta with his far-more-pretty wife, Patty, and his two furry children- a Pekingese named Trooper and a cat that acts more like a dog, Trouble.

Archive News Articles

Football Player With Cerebral Palsy Scores Touchdown

Two weeks ago toward the end of a game in west Georgia’s Heard County, a conversation during a time out led one coach to an idea. Temple High head coach Seth Rogers wanted to give sophomore running...

November 9, 2012 - 2:51am

High Schools Face Sports Changes

The GHSA executive committee met Monday to change the way Georgia high schools are grouped to play sports. Currently, there are five classifications, A through AAAAA. The number of students per...

November 22, 2011 - 10:46am

Recent Blog Posts

GPB Sports Blog

Football Fridays in Georgia Podcast: Week 15 (Or is it week 16?)

It's your semi-finals preview on this week's "Football Fridays in Georgia" podcast where Jackie and Jon: Take a look back at the Georgia Dome Visit Tiger, Georgia and the Rabun County Wildcats...

December 1, 2016 - 10:15am
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The Semi’s – Almost Championships

So, now it’s the Final Four in each of the classifications… It’s the First Time for some folks (capitalization intentional) and, for others, it’s old hat… My question for your, Faithful Reader...

November 29, 2016 - 1:35pm
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Football Fridays in Georgia Podcast: Week 14 (Or is it week 15?)

It's the Thanksgiving version of the "Football Fridays in Georgia" podcast where Jackie is bound for Detroit and Jon enlists an expert to talk about the quarterfinals... This week, guests and...

November 24, 2016 - 2:06pm
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The "Football Fridays in Georgia" Podcast: Thanksgiving Edition (Or Is It Columbus Day?)

It's the Thanksgiving version of the "Football Fridays in Georgia" podcast where Jackie is bound for Detroit and Jon enlists an expert to talk about the quarterfinals... This week, guests and...

November 24, 2016 - 9:56am
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When 8x8 = 3

The numbers themselves are staggering… Of the teams that won last week, here are some of the winning point totals… 57, 59, 66, 56 in the top class alone… Then, there’s a 56, 54, 55, and a 59...

November 22, 2016 - 9:58am

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