RIP TO ONE OF THE GREATEST LINEBACKERS OF ALL TIME. TOMMY NOBIS.
— Matt Ryan For 200 Million Please (@MadMikeSports) December 13, 2017
Tommy Nobis was the first player ever drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in 1966, a hard-hitting linebacker out of Texas.
Nobis was apart of a plan to reimburse ex-players for expenses related to the treatment of dementia, Parkinson’s, and other neurological disorders.
Falcons Fam sends our condolences to the Nobis family.
- NFL Rookie of the Year (1966)
- Five-time Pro Bowl selection (1966-68, 70, 72)
- AP First-team All-Pro selection (1967)
- Member of the NFL’s 1960’s All-Decade Team
- Named to Sports Illustrated’s All-Century Team (1869-1969)
- Franchise single-season record holder in tackles (296)