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Athletic Hall of Fame

Thomas L. Gibbons

Thomas L. Gibbons


  • Four-year participant with the football team (1954-54), including the unbeaten, untied 1952 team (first in local history)
  • Leading ground gainer for unbeaten 52s with 680 yards rushing (7.3 average) and 9 touchdowns
  • Led team in rushing in each of the next two years and earned the Associated Press Little All-America recognition in each of those years
  • Award the Gordon Wallace Trophy as Outstanding Back in 1954
  • During his four years, the Yellowjacket gridiron team had a cumulative record of 24-7, the most successful stretch in school history at that point
  • In high school (Erie, PA), he played football, wrestled for two and a half years, and ran track for three seasons, excelling in the sprints
  • Had a War Memorial Scholarship and a regular NROTC appointment at the University beginning in his sophomore year
  • Member of Psi Upsilon
  • Graduated from the University in June, 1956 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering