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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.

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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

Jon's Georgia: GHSA Semis

The semifinals…Okay, show of hands again… How many of you had the likes of Allatoona, Mays, Stockbridge, and Etowah around this long? And I ask that question with the fan bases of Allatoona, Mays...

December 3, 2014 - 11:07am
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Jon's Georgia: Week 17

On to the quarterfinals… And, once again, who of you had two three seeds making it through to the final 8. Raise your hands…Okay, now take them down. Because unless you know something I don’t, the...

November 26, 2014 - 1:21pm
GPB Sports Blog

Jon's Georgia: Week 16

One week down and a lot of action has already taken shape. If I told you that NINE ranked teams would be gone, what would you have told me…??? Yeah, exactly… NINE ranked teams are gone and an...

November 26, 2014 - 1:14pm
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Jon's Georgia: Playoffs Round 1

So, here we are…“the thinning of the herd” as the voice of GPB, Bruce Burkhardt, tells us from this moment forward. There were even mini-games that decided a 3-for-1 in one region and a 3-for-2 in...

November 11, 2014 - 5:40pm
GPB Sports Blog

Jon's Georgia: Week Eleven

It’s hard to believe, but it is THE FINAL WEEK OF THE REGULAR SEASON. Weren’t we just talking about everything going on in the off-season and getting ready for the season to start? Weren’t we talking...

November 5, 2014 - 2:57pm

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