Tom Nowatzke
No. 35, 34
Born: (1942-09-30) September 30, 1942 (age 79)
La Porte, Indiana, United States
Career information
Position(s)Running back
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight230 lb (100 kg)
High schoolMichigan City
AFL draft1965 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
Drafted byNew York Jets
NFL draft1965 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11
Drafted byDetroit Lions
Career history
As player
(19651969)Detroit Lions
(19701972)Baltimore Colts
Career highlights and awards
  • Super Bowl Champion (V)
Career stats
Rushing yards1,249
Rush attempts361
Rushing TDs13
Receiving yards605

Thomas Matthew Nowatzke (born September 30, 1942) is a former National Football League running back of Polish descent from 1965 through 1972.[1] He scored a touchdown for the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl V.[2] He was inducted into the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. He now runs a truck and trailer repair shop in Whitmore Lake, Michigan.[3]


  1. ^ NFL Stats.Retrieved December 29, 2010.
  2. ^ Larry Harris (November 2010). "Front Row: Tom Nowatzke Was Colts' Cinderella Man". Press Box. Retrieved December 29, 2010.
  3. ^ Tom Nowatzke Archived 2010-12-13 at the Wayback Machine.Retrieved December 29, 2010.