In his senior season in 1987 finished third in the Heisman Trophy balloting, second in the Maxwell Award voting, and was named the Football News Division I-AA Player of the Year. He was a two-time First Team All-America selection, receiving recognition on offense, defense, and special teams.
He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2001.
Lockbaum's son, Gordie Lockbaum, Jr., played shortstop for the Worcester Little League Team in the 2002 Little League World Series, which made the US Finals that year. Gordie Jr. attended Amherst College, where he was a defensive back on the football team.
Lockbaum and his family currently reside in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Lockbaum is currently the head varsity wrestling coach at Worcester Academy, in Worcester, Massachusetts. Assisted by his son, Gordie Lockbaum Jr., who teaches at Worcester Academy and also helps to coach the football team as well, the dynamic duo bring talent to the coaching staff for wrestling at Worcester Academy.
- "College Football Hall of Fame: Gordie Lockbaum". National Football Foundation. Retrieved 2007-04-16.
- Glassboro High School Hall of Fame (1989 Inductees). Accessed August 6, 2007.
- Diamos, Jason (2002-08-25). "Following in His Father's Footsteps, but This Time on the Basepaths.". New York Times. p. Late Ed. - Final, sec 8, p.3. Retrieved 2007-04-17.
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