Tom Nowatzke


IUB Athletics Hall of Fame (1995)


Tom won football letters in 1962,1963 and 1964 and led IU in rushing in 1963 and 1964. He was first team All-Big Ten selection in 1964 and won All-American honors in 1964. He was kicker as well as fullback and set IU records with 73 points in a season and 21 points in game against Oregon in 1964. Tom was IU's Most Valuable Player in 1963 and played in East-West, All-American Bowl and Senior Bowl All-Star games. Tom played professionally with the Detroit Lions as the No. 1 draft choice and also played for the Baltimore Colts, scoring the tying touchdown in Super Bowl V, and received the Unsung Hero Award. He was inducted in the State of Indiana Football Hall of Fame in 1986.