Tommy Maxwell
No. 42
Position:Defensive back/Return specialist
Personal information
Born: (1947-05-05) May 5, 1947 (age 75)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Career information
College:Texas A&M
NFL Draft:1969 / Round: 2 / Pick: 51
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:68
Games started:28
Player stats at

Tommy Marshall Maxwell (born May 5, 1947) is a former American football player. After playing college football at Texas A&M, he spent six seasons playing in the NFL. In his second season, he helped the Baltimore Colts win Super Bowl V.

He is the founder of Coaches Outreach, a non-profit Christian organization that aims to spiritually develop high school coaches and their spouses.[1]

College years

Maxwell lettered in football at Texas A&M from 1966–68. In the 1967 season, he helped the Aggie team win a Southwest Conference (SWC) title after a 0–4 start. The Aggies were invited to play the Cotton Bowl Classic, in which they defeated Alabama Crimson Tide. Maxwell caught a TD pass and made an interception in that game. Coach Gene Stallings is quoted as saying, "Tommy will hurt you on either side of the ball." He was also named a first-team All-SWC wide receiver in the same season and a first-team All-American defensive back in 1968. Maxwell was inducted in to the A&M Hall of Fame in 1991. In the 1969 NFL Draft, he was picked by the Baltimore Colts in the second round (51st overall). He helped the Colts win Super Bowl V against the Dallas Cowboys as a cornerback. He is the Founder of COACHES OUTREACH, a national Christian ministry to coaches and their wives. Maxwell played 6 years in the NFL for the Oakland Raiders (John Madden) and Houston Oilers (Bum Phillips). A neck injury ended his career.

NFL career

Maxwell was drafted in the second round by the Baltimore Colts. He helped the Colts beat the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl V as a cornerback. Tommy also played for the Oakland Raiders (John Madden-'71-73) and Houston Oilers (Bum Phillips- '74). A career-ending neck injury forced Maxwell to retire after the 1974 season.


  1. ^ "Coaches Outreach Team".