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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

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GPB Sports Blog

I Thought Turkeys Could Fly!

And we’re down to the final 8’s in each of the classifications…The Single-A squads have gotten into the playoff run with their first-round matchups as well and we still have seen...

November 24, 2015 - 10:42am
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W2W4: What To Watch For- Playoffs Round 2

In 6A, Region 1 travels north and regions 7 and 8 are one week closer to another knockout round to figure out the best teams in one county. Here’s the preview of the Round of 16…in 5A,...

November 17, 2015 - 12:31pm
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When I Was A Boy

I start this week with the video above for two reasons…One, the new album is out for Jeff Lynne’s ELO- and that’s the first single…Two, he’s planning a tour for the...

November 17, 2015 - 10:23am
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W2W4: What To Watch For- Playoffs Round 1

The top-ranked team in the country and one of the top-ranked teams in the country has their first round opponent as they chase another perfect season. Jackie and Mark have a preview of Colquitt...

November 10, 2015 - 2:03pm
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Fight The Good Fight!

So…How DID we get here…???Mother Nature, certainly, had her say on Friday night- pushing some games to ties without overtimes and other games that were conceded at halftime (especially...

November 10, 2015 - 1:40pm

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