Texas, NFL great Tommy Nobis dies at 74

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Texas, NFL great Tommy Nobis dies at 74

Postby FeastingMaggots » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:35 pm

Made the tackle that kept Joe Namath out of the endzone in the waning seconds and allowed the Longhorns to defeat Alabama in the 1965 Orange Bowl, the 1st Texas game I ever watched at age 8. The only bad part was that it gave the AP National Title to Arkansas, who had beaten Texas 14-13 for Texas' only loss. He was an All American all 3 years at UT (freshmen could not play on the varsity until the early 70s) and was the last All American playing on both sides of the ball (center and middle linebacker).

https://www.chron.com/sports/longhorns/ ... 427738.php

Tommy Nobis, one of college football’s and the NFL’s greatest linebackers, has died at the age of 74.

Nobis, who played in high school at San Antonio Jefferson, averaged nearly 20 tackles a game in his college career at Texas (1963-65).

At Texas, he played center and middle linebacker as part of Darrell Royal's defense that harassed Navy's Roger Staubach in the 1964 Cotton Bowl and stopped Alabama's Joe Namath inches short of pay dirt in the 1965 Orange Bowl.

"I'd like to have seven Nobises," Royal once said. "But that wouldn't be fair."

As a senior despite being slowed by a knee injury, he won the Outland Trophy for the best lineman in the country and the Maxwell Award for college’s best player.

After UT, Nobis was a prime target in the AFL-NFL signing skirmishes. He was drafted by both the Atlanta Falcons (NFL) and Houston Oilers (AFL).

Astronaut Frank Borman radioed in from Gemini 7: "Tell Nobis to sign with Houston." Feasting Maggots comments: He should have listened to Borman because the Falcons and the Steelers were the 2 worst teams in the NFL back in the mid 60s.

But Nobis opted for the NFL and the expansion Falcons. He was the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1966, averaging 21 tackles a game, and he was a five-time Pro Bowl selection and three times a first- or second-team All-Pro.

"He was the team," said Jerry Rhea, a fellow Texan who was for years the Falcons' athletic trainer. "He was the face of the franchise. We weren't winning, but he was a winner."

Nobis died Wednesday morning at home with his wife at his side, after an extended illness, the Atlanta Falcons confirmed.
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Re: Texas, NFL great Tommy Nobis dies at 74

Postby ScottLevison » Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:49 am

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According to what I've read, dementia nailed him. Five will get you 10 that CTE was the main factor,
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Re: Texas, NFL great Tommy Nobis dies at 74

Postby FeastingMaggots » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:46 am

I hope his brain was donated so as to distinguish between CTE or another type of dementia. I would think that going forward, a brain exam may be required in order to get any CTE compensation from the NFL.
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