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Crazy Canton Cuts: Tommy Nobis

Published by on May 7, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Tommy Nobis
6'2" 240
Atlanta Falcons
1966 - 1976  (11 Seasons)
133 Games Played
5 Pro Bowls
1966 NFL Rookie of the Year

Thomas Henry Nobis Jr. was the first draft pick ever by the expansion Atlanta Falcons in the 1966 NFL draft. He was also the first player chosen overall.

Nobis is a legend in Texas. He was an All State football player, while growing up in San Antonio. He then attended college at the University of Texas at Austin.

There, he started at Linebacker and Offensive Guard. Tommy was the only sophomore starter on the Longhorns' 1963 National Championship team.

Nobis averaged nearly 20 tackles per game at Texas, and ...

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