Thom Gossom Jr.

“Another Slice of Life”

Author: Thom Gossom, Jr.  

Publisher: Aquarius Press

Pages: 98

Price: $14.35

Thom Gossom is a name familiar to many Alabamans. In 1975, He was the first black athlete to graduate from Auburn University, having played on the championship team quarterbacked by Pat Sullivan.

Gossom went on to have a career in film and TV acting with a recurring role in “In the Heat of the Night” and guest star appearances on “NYPD Blue,” “ER,” and many others.

"A Slice of Life: Life Stories" By: Thom Gossom Jr.

Jul 24, 2017

“A Slice of Life: Life Stories”

Author: Thom Gossom, Jr. 

Publisher: Aquarius Press

Pages: 106

Price: $19.95 (Paperback)

Thom Gossom, originally of the Rosalind Heights neighborhood in Birmingham, has already had success in several different fields.

Gossom played football at John Carroll High, then at Auburn where he was a freshman in 1970 and in 1975 became the first black athlete to graduate from that university.

The author's face on the dust jacket of this memoir will be familiar to many. Thom Gossom has had a long and successful acting career in movies such as Fight Club and on television as city councilman Ted Marcus in In the Heat of the Night and as Judge Blake Winters in Boston Legal. He has had guest starring roles on CSI, Cold Case, Without a Trace, The West Wing, NYPD Blue, and ER.