Gordon Lockbaum

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Gordon Lockbaum
Holy Cross Crusaders
Position Running back
Career history
College Holy Cross (1984–1988)
Personal information
Date of birth (1965-11-16)November 16, 1965
Place of birth Media, Pennsylvania
College Football Hall of Fame (2001)

Gordon "Gordie" C. Lockbaum (born November 16, 1965 in Media, Pennsylvania)[1] was a star running back and cornerback in NCAA Division I-AA college football.

Lockbaum was raised in Glassboro, New Jersey and spent his prep years at Glassboro High School where he graduated in 1984.[2] Lockbaum attended the College of the Holy Cross, from 1984–1988.

In 1986 in his junior season he was named NCAA Player of the Year, National Offensive Player of the Year, and WTBS National Player of the Year. He finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy balloting.[3]

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 drafted in the 1988 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the ninth round.

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.[4] Gordie Jr. attended Amherst College, where he was a defensive back on the football team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "College Football Hall of Fame: Gordie Lockbaum". National Football Foundation. Retrieved 2007-04-16. 
  2. ^ Glassboro High School Hall of Fame (1989 Inductees). Accessed August 6, 2007.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-10-09. Retrieved 2011-01-23. 
  4. ^ 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.