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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.

Recent Blog Posts

State Finals Teams Impress On More Than The Court

First and foremost, thanks to everyone who watched the GHSA Basketball Championships over the weekend past- however you did… Whether it was on GPB-TV, gpb.org or the GPB Sports app (which you really...

Title Contenders Meet Their Match

It’s that time… Time for the top teams in the state to descend on Macon, the Coliseum, and the Centreplex for the 2014 GHSA Basketball Championships… Shaun Golden and I will be taking care of you for...

The Rose Bowl: The Last Home For The BCS Championship

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I'll admit it... I was walking around in 70-plus degree weather yesterday... All day... I have seen all the different photos on social media from all of my friends and fellow media describing...

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For Florida State, It's Only Everything... Nothing More..

Last time out, we sat here and talked to you about how impactful Georgia kids have been in Auburn's remarkable run- and will continue to be so for quite some time as long as guys like Rodney Garner...

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Taking From Your Neighbor's Plate

There are two stats that don't mean anything (or, actually, "less and less" is more accurate) in today's football- regardless of level... Time of possession and yards allowed... Hear me out... In the...

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