Tommy Nobis

American football player from United States of America

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. Aside from being an  ( Wikipedia article )


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Date of birth
Place of birth
San Antonio
United States of America
American football player


Institution From To
University of Texas at Austin

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American football

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