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Tommy Nobis


Thomas Henry Nobis, Jr.

Inducted 1981

Date of Birth



San Antonio, TX


University of Texas (1963-1965)


Tommy Nobis is one of the greatest names in Texas football. When he began his career at Texas he was a two-way player at guard and linebacker. When the rules changed to allow two platoon football, he was one of the few players who continued to star on both sides of the ball. In 1963, the 6-2, 230-pound sophomore from San Antonio, Texas, proved the catalyst, as Texas swept to a perfect ten-game regular season and then stopped Navy and Heisman Trophy winner Roger Staubach in the Cotton Bowl, 28-7 to capture the national title. The following year Texas went 10-1 with a victory over Alabama in the Orange Bowl. Texas in 1965 was 6-4. Nobis made first -team All-America in 1964 and was a consensus pick in 1965 and won the Outland Award as the nation's best interior lineman. He also captured the Maxwell Award and was the SWC MVP.


Height 6'2

Weight 230

Career Highlights

  • 1965 All-Conference
  • 1965 Consensus All-America
  • 1965 Heisman - Seventh
  • 1965 Maxwell Award Winner
  • 1965 Outland Trophy Winner
  • 1964 All-Conference
  • 1964 Conference MVP
  • 1964 First Team All-America
  • 1963 All-Conference
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