Tommy Nobis American Football Guard

Thomas Henry Nobis, Jr. (born September 20, 1943 in San Antonio, Texas) is a former American football player. He attended Thomas Jefferson High School (San Antonio, TX) where he was an all-state offensive end and middle linebacker. He played college football for the University of Texas at Austin and professionally, in the National Football League, for the Atlanta Falcons. Tommy Nobis is one of college football’s all-time greatest linebackers. In his tenure with the Texas Longhorns (1963–1965) he averaged nearly 20 tackles a game and, as the only sophomore starter, was an important participant on the Longhorns’ 1963 National College Football Championship team, which defeated Heisman Trophy winner Roger Staubach in the Cotton Bowl Classic. Nobis was a two time All-American and made the All-Southwest Conference team three times. In the 1965 Orange Bowl, Nobis made one of the most famous tackles in the game’s history. On fourth-and-inches, and clinging to a 21-17 lead, he led his teammates to a game saving halt of top ranked Alabama’s QB Joe Namath. Tommy Nobis was an iron man, playing (and starting) on both defense and offense for his entire college career.

Personal details

Date of birth
September 20th, 1943
United States of America
Places lived
San Antonio , Texas
pop. 1,409,019 (2013)


1. University of Texas at Austin Colleges/University

The University of Texas at Austin (informally Texas, University of Texas, UT Austin, or simply UT) is a state research university in Austin, Texas, USA. It is the flagship institution of the University of Texas System. Founded in 1883, its campus is approximately 0.25 miles (400 m) from the Texas State Capitol in Austin. The institution has the fifth-largest single-campus enrollment in the nation as of fall 2010 (and had the largest enrollment in the country from 1997 to 2003), with over 50,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 16,500 faculty and staff. It currently holds the largest enrollment of any college in Texas.

Institution info

Type Land-grant university
2012. 2.86 bil. $
2011. 14.1 bil. $
Institution colors
September 15th, 1883
110 Inner Campus Dr, 78712 - Austin, Texas
2012. 39,955
2010. 38,420
2009. 38,168
2012. 12,231
2011. 12,682
2010. 12,775
Acceptance rate
2013. 40.2 %
2012. 46.8 %
2011. 46.6 %
2010. 47.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 9.79 K $
2011. 9.79 K $
2010. 9.42 K $
2009. 8.94 K $
2008. 8.51 K $
Official web page
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended University of Texas at Austin connected by profession and/or age

b. 1946., American Football Guard
b. 1984., American Football Guard
b. 1980., American Football Guard
b. 1960., American Football Guard
b. 1937., American Football Guard
b. 1978., American Football Guard
b. 1931., American Football Guard
b. 1907., American Football Guard

Teams played 1

Texas Longhorns football

From To Position
1963 1965 Linebacker

The 1950 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas in the 1950 NCAA college football season. The 1951 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas in the 1951 NCAA college football season. In 1956, the Texas A&M Aggies were the first Aggie football team to beat the University of Texas at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Remarkably, the win was Bear Bryant's only victory versus a University of Texas football team. Also in 1956, African-American players, USC's Brice Taylor and C.R. Roberts, played at Texas Memorial Stadium for the first time. Roberts racked up 251 yards and three touchdowns in 12 minutes in the 44-20 USC victory. First year for legendary and future Hall of Fame coach, Darrell Royal. On Thanksgiving Day, Texas upset #4 Texas A&M and 1957 Heisman Trophy winner John David Crow at Kyle Field, 9-7. On New Year's Day 1960, Texas lost to #1 Syracuse and 1959 Heisman Trophy winner, Ernie Davis in the Cotton Bowl Classic, 23-14.

General club info

Awards won

2008 SI's All-time College All-Stars


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