Thomas V. Nash '40
Hometown: Weymouth, MA
Year Inducted: 1971
Other Sports Played: Baseball, Wrestling
Thomas V. Nash '40 was one of the most dynamic ends ever to play for Brown. Although small of stature at 5-8, 165 pounds, Nash was a giant among his peers and played the game of football with a dash and verve that was exciting to the fans and inspiring to his teammates. Underneath a pleasant, self-effacing countenance, there was a fiercely competitive personality. Possessing amazing strength, Nash was a demon on defense, often hurtling blockers out of his path to get at the ball carrier. He was a good pass receiver, but above all Tommy Nash was known for his ability to run the end-around play with reckless abandon, averaging better than 13 yards a carry. The Weymouth (Mass.) native earned All-East honors, All-American mention, and played with the College All-Stars in their victory over the New York Giants. Nash was also a pitcher on the baseball team, and as a freshman he was undefeated as a wrestler and won the N.E. Intercollegiate Championship. Typically, Nash liked to wrestle out of his weight class just for the competitive thrill that he experienced.