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Thom Gatewood

Wide Receiver

Thomas Gatewood Jr.

Inducted 2015

Date of Birth



Baltimore, MD


University of Notre Dame (1969-1971)


Thom Gatewood set almost every receiving record in school history during an All-American career. A consensus First Team All-American in 1970, Gatewood led Notre Dame in receiving all three varsity seasons. He owned multiple Irish receiving records for more than 30 years, including single-season (77) and career receptions (157), single-season (1,123) and career (2,283) receiving yards and career receiving touchdowns (21). During his career, Gatewood led Notre Dame to an impressive 26-5-1 record and back-to-back Cotton Bowls, including a win in the 1971 edition against Texas. Academically, Gatewood excelled as an NFF National Scholar-Athlete in 1971 and a two-time Academic All-American. Gatewood spent two seasons in the NFL after being selected by the New York Giants in the fifth round of the 1972 draft. A member of the Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame, he went on to serve as director and stage manager for ABC News and ABC Sports, receiving both an Emmy and Peabody Award for his work. Gatewood served on the advisory board for the “Healthy Children, Healthy Futures” initiative, which helps set ground work for fitness and nutrition in inner city communities. He became the owner and president of the advertising specialty and television production company.


Height 6'2"

Weight 208

Career Highlights

  • 1971 NFF Scholar-Athlete
  • 1971 Second Team All-America
  • 1970 Academic All-America
  • 1970 Consensus All-America
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