A legendary career at Texas -Linebacker Tommy Nobis was a twice All-American and 3 times All-Southwest Conference, He was the 1st player ever drafted by the Atlanta Falcons – was also drafted by the Houston Oilers of the AFL but chose the Falcons. The NFL’s Rookie of the Year in 1966 was credited with 296 tackles, unofficially an NFL record since tackles were not an recognized stat at the time. Led the Falcons in the Tackles category 9 of the 11 seasons he played. A Pro Bowler 5 times and All-Pro twice he was one of the first members named to the Falcons Ring of Honor.
Image Gallery of Tommy Nobis, Middle Linebacker, 1966-1976