Tommy Nobis
American football player
Tommy Nobis
Thomas Henry Nobis, Jr. is a former American football player. He attended Thomas Jefferson High School (San Antonio, TX) where he was an all-state offensive end and middle linebacker. He played college football for the University of Texas at Austin and professionally, in the National Football League, for the Atlanta Falcons.
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Fundraising Cops, Girl Scouts Recognized
Acworth Patch - almost 5 years
The Acworth Police Department was honored by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen for two awards recently given to the department by the Tommy Nobis Center recognizing their work on the “Covering the Bases” fundraiser. Acworth police officers, community leaders and ordinary citizens volunteer to walk the four bases at Horizon Field for a period of 24 hours every year to raise funds for the special-needs sports complex. The next iteration of the event will be held between Sept. 14 and 15. “We expected to win the Luminary Award,” said police Cpt. Tony Bailey. “They really surprised us by honoring us with the Governor's Award.” The award, signed by Gov. Nathan Deal himself, is the pinnacle of achievement for any group recognized by the Nobis Center and recognizes a higher devotion to community service. The Mayor and Aldermen also recognized two local Girl Scouts, who as part of their silver project, brought six boxes of supplies to a local school nurse and worked towards the creati ...
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Johnson Ferry Baptist Job Fair Thursday
East Cobb Patch - almost 5 years
Looking for a job in Cobb County? East Cobb's Johnson Ferry Baptist Church is the place to be Thursday. More than 40 employers, schools and resource agencies will attend a career expo at the East Cobb megachurch at 955 Johnson Ferry Rd. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Some businesses are hiring now, while others want to talk about future opportunities. The jobs available range from part time to full time and from entry level to management. Job seekers also will find educational and other resources, and the Georgia Department of Labor’s Northeast Cobb-based Cobb-Cherokee Career Center will be there to help run the show. You should arrive with plenty of resumes and be ready to fill out job applications and to interview. Be sure to check out the experts' advice on perfecting your resume and preparing for your interview. Among those expected to participate in the expo are AAA, Advantage Staffing, AFLAC, Alorica, Allstate, Automation Personnel, Avon, Belhaven University, Capstone Fi ...
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Buckhead Collects, Disposes Of 70,000 Pounds Of Waste
Buckhead Patch - almost 5 years
More than 350 Buckhead leaders and residents participated in the second annual Eco Collection event, in which tons of electronics, household chemicals, paint and paper were collected and either disposed of or recycled. The event took place on March 24. A team of 30 volunteers from Livable Buckhead and Live Thrive, the Rotary Club of Buckhead, local businesses, residents and other concerned citizens helped the event run smoothly by directing traffic, unloading cars, accepting donations and handing out materials to participants. City councilmember Howard Shook was on site to help unload paint and chemicals from vehicles, while City councilmember Yolanda Adrean, who was unable to attend, was represented at the event by Council Aide, Margaret McMillan, who helped direct traffic.  Volunteers and professionals from local disposal companies disposed of a variety of materials throughout the day—including paint, household chemicals, electronics, fluorescent bulbs and batt ...
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NFL facing major test of credibility, ethics
ajc - almost 5 years
Mike Webster of the Pittsburgh Steelers In 1970, when the U.S. Air Force transferred my Dad and our family to the Pittsburgh area, it didn’t take me long at all to become a diehard Pittsburgh Steelers fan. I’ve remained a stalwart lover of the black and gold ever since. It wasn’t easy at first, because back then the Steelers were terrible. They went 1-13 in 1969 and 5-9 in 1970. But eventually, with a brutal defense led by men such as “Mean Joe” Greene and my personal favorite, a hard-bitten linebacker by the name of Jack Lambert, they turned it around. By the end of the ’70s, the Steelers had won four Super Bowls in a six-year period, becoming in my mind the greatest football team of the modern era. And they did it by being tough. The center of that team, literally and in some ways figuratively, was a man named Mike Webster, now in the NFL Hall of Fame. Webster was as tough as they come, playing in 150 consecutive games at one of the most physically draining positions in the ...
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NFL Truths: Change our view on PEDs - FOXSports.com
Google News - over 5 years
The Falcons traded Tommy Nobis, Jeff Van Note, Steve Bartkowski, Dominique Wilkins, Spud Webb and Greg Maddux in order to move up in the draft to nab Julio Jones, the alleged second coming of Randy Moss. General manager Thomas Dimitroff orchestrated
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1967 Philadelphia Football Cards - The Cardboard Connection
Google News - over 5 years
As an expansion team, their team photo card has been replaced by one that shows its roster. Key rookies include Lee Roy Jordan, Dan Reeves, Leroy Kelly, Jackie Smith, Dave Wilcox and Tommy Nobis. 1967 Philadelphia Football Cards
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NFP Sunday Blitz - National Football Post
Google News - over 5 years
Tommy Nobis. Like his teammate Humphrey, Nobis played on low profile teams. He also was overshadowed by other great linebackers of his era, but Nobis was an impact player. Lemar Parrish. Eight Pro Bowls, 47 interceptions and the former Bengals corner
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Dent joins NFL elite - Pontiac Daily Leader
Google News - over 5 years
Dent grew up in Atlanta admiring Falcons stars Claude Humphrey and Tommy Nobis, Braves baseball legend Hank Aaron and boxing icon Muhammad Ali. But he never imagined succeeding in sports like them. He was an unheralded high school player
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Richard Dent's Hall Of Fame Speech: From Georgia To Chicago - SB Nation
Google News - over 5 years
Saturday night during his induction speech, he made several mentions of Georgia and looking up to Falcons greats Claude Humphrey and Tommy Nobis. Here's a quick transcript of Dent's speech (I missed some of his personal thank yous to non-famous people,
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Deion Sanders now gives prime time to kids - Atlanta Journal Constitution
Google News - over 5 years
When the speechifying is done today in Canton, Ohio, it will not be the franchise's first-ever draft pick (Tommy Nobis) nor its signature pass rusher (Claude Humphrey) nor one of its trusty former linemen (Jeff Van Note, Mike Kenn) who finally will
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Where I can get a $1 million bonus? - Enid News & Eagle
Google News - over 5 years
Tommy Nobis, Dick Butkus, Gale Sayers, Conrad Dobler, Roger Staubach, Lynn Swann and so on. I bet you those guys would have played for a lot less money than today because they loved the game and played it the way it was supposed to be played
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Martes 26 Julio 2011 se juega el Partido de las Estrellas del High School ... - Todo El Futbol Americano
Google News - over 5 years
Muchos grandes jugadores han participado en los últimos 76 años, incluyendo: Tom Landry, Don Meredith, Kyle Rote, Tommy Nobis, Earl Campbell, Billy Sims, Eric Dickerson, Roosevelt, Billy Joe Toliver, Dickey Curtis, Thurman Thomas, Zach Thomas,
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Falcons TWESTOTE of the Day: Nobis + Lockout? Let's Speculate! - The Falcoholic
Google News - over 5 years
And the Oilers are doing everything they can to make Tommy Nobis a Houston resident. But that wasn't meant to be. No sir. Becuase Tommy was born to wear red and black. It was his destiny. The Miami News - a now-defunct South Florida newspaper - had
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NFC South links: No Barber reunion - ESPN (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
7 Tommy Nobis vs. No. 10 Warrick Dunn. Tony Gonzalez makes an appearance in Funny or Die's "Field of Dream 2" spoof of the NFL lockout. Wofford College and Spartanburg businesses have a lot riding on the outcome of pending NFL labor talks
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Cook: Remembering some of the all-time SEC greats - Randolph Leader
Google News - over 5 years
He was stopped just short of the goal line by Texas linebacker Tommy Nobis on a fourth-down quarterback sneak on a play that lives on in Texas and Alabama history. One morning I was walking past the Alabama practice field when I heard the sound of
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An Inspiring Bracket For The Best Falcons Ever - The Falcoholic
Google News - over 5 years
There's going to be 16 choices in all competing for the hearts and minds of fans like you and I, including such luminaries as Tommy Nobis and Jamal Anderson. Jay was able to resist the temptation of putting on current players like Roddy White and John
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Bob Mann important man in Packers history - Packers.com
Google News - over 5 years
Look at the names from the 1950s, '60s and '70s: Ray Nitschke, Dick Butkus, Chuck Bednarik, Joe Schmidt, Tommy Nobis, Willie Lanier, Jack Lambert, just to name a few. Nowadays, the middle linebacker comes off the field on passing downs, replaced by a
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George Kunz a finalist for the Hall of Very Good - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Tommy Nobis, Jeff Van Note, Mike Kenn, George Kunz, Steve Bartkowski and Jessie Tuggle are just a few. Earlier this week, the Professional Football Researchers Association (PFRA) announced Kunz as one of their finalists for the Hall of Very Good Class
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Former Falcon up for Hall of Very Good - ESPN (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
It's former Atlanta offensive tackle George Kunz. He played for the Falcons from 1969 through 1974. Oh, by the way, Falcons fans don't need to get all worked up about Tommy Nobis. He was a member of the Hall of Very Good's Class of 2005
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Nobis: the Man, the Legend - The Falcoholic
Google News - over 5 years
Tommy Nobis is, however, neither a small town Georgia businessman nor a car salesman. He is instead "Mr. Falcon," a former linebacker. He was likely one of the, if not the best linebackers the Falcons, if not the NFL, have ever seen
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tommy Nobis
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2007
    Age 63
    In May 2007, he was inducted as a charter member into the Thomas Jefferson High School Alumni Hall of Fame.
    More Details Hide Details Tommy Nobis is currently retired from the Falcons after 40 years as a member of the organization, in the front office and on the field. Apart from football, Nobis is a co-founder and a Board of Directors member of the Tommy Nobis Center that began in 1976. The mission of the organization is to develop and provide job training, employment, and vocational support for youth and adults with disabilities and other barriers to employment. He won the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. award for his work with the Georgia Special Olympics and has been named the NFL Man of the Year.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1976
    Age 32
    Tommy Nobis was inducted into the Texas Longhorn Hall of Honor in 1976.
    More Details Hide Details He was named to Sports Illustrated ’s All-Century Team (1869–1969) and is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, the State of Texas Hall of Fame, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame, and the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1965
    Age 21
    Nobis was a two-time All-American and made the All-Southwest Conference team three times. As a junior in the 1965 Orange Bowl, he made one of the most famous tackles in the game's history.
    More Details Hide Details On fourth-and-inches, and clinging to a 21–17 lead, Nobis led his teammates to a game-saving halt of top-ranked Alabama’s QB Joe Namath. Nobis was an iron man, playing (and starting) on both defense and offense for his entire college career. Aside from being an All-American linebacker, he also played guard on the offensive side of the ball and was often the primary blocker on touchdown runs. Famed Texas head coach Darrell Royal called him "the finest two-way player I have ever seen." A knee injury slowed him during the latter part of his senior season, but he still was able to perform at a high level and won a number of major individual awards including the Knute Rockne Award, best lineman, the Outland Trophy, best interior lineman, and the Maxwell Award for college football’s best player. Nobis also finished seventh in the Heisman voting to USC's Mike Garrett. He appeared on the covers of LIFE, Sports Illustrated and TIME magazines.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1963
    Age 19
    Nobis is one of college football's all-time greatest linebackers. In his tenure with the Texas Longhorns (1963–1965) he averaged nearly 20 tackles a game and, as the only sophomore starter, was an important participant on the Longhorns' 1963 national championship team, which defeated #2 Navy led by Heisman Trophy winner Roger Staubach in the Cotton Bowl.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1943
    Born
    Born on September 20, 1943.
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