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Gordie Lockbaum

Running Back

Gordon Carl Lockbaum

Inducted 2001

Date of Birth



Medina, PA


College of the Holy Cross (1984-1986)


Gordie Lockbaum was known as football's last 60-minute player. He was a halfback on offense, a cornerback on defense and a kick returner on special teams. In 1987, he once was named his school's Defensive Player of the Week and Offensive Player of the Week, in the same week. He played for Holy Cross and finished fifth in the Heisman voting in 1986, and third in 1987 despite the fact that Holy Cross was not considered a major team. He was second in the Maxwell Award vote in 1987. Lockbaum was a two-time little All-America, two-time Most Valuable Player in the Colonial League, two-time winner of the Washington Touchdown Club's All-Purpose Back of the Year. In 1987, he was Player of the Year in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference, Back of the Year in New England, and won a National Scholar-Athlete Award from the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. He scored six touchdowns against Dartmouth in 1986. He caught 15 passes for 196 yards against Villanova in 1987. Lockbaum scored 22 touchdowns in 1986, and 22 in 1987. He had 2,173 all-purpose yards in 1986, and 2,041 in 1987. In 1987, he had 78 pass receptions for 1,152 yards.


Height 5'11

Weight 195

Career Highlights

  • 1987 All Conference
  • 1987 Conference MVP
  • 1987 First Team All-America (FCS)
  • 1987 Heisman - Third
  • 1987 NFF Scholar-Athlete
  • 1986 All-Conference
  • 1986 Conference MVP
  • 1986 First Team All-America (FCS)
  • 1986 Heisman - fifth
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