Tom Nowatzke
Date of birth: (1942-09-30) September 30, 1942 (age 77)
Place of birth: La Porte, Indiana, United States
Career information
Position(s): Running back
High school: Michigan City
AFL Draft: 1965 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
Drafted by: New York Jets
NFL Draft: 1965 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11
Drafted by: Detroit Lions
Career highlights and awards
  • Super Bowl Champion (V)
  • AFC Champion (1970)
Career stats
Rushing yards     1,249
Rush attempts     361
Rushing TDs     13
Receptions     100
Receiving yards     605
Playing stats at

Thomas Matthew "Tom" 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 gas station in Whitmore Lake, Michigan.[3]


  1. NFL Stats.Retrieved on 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 Script error.Retrieved on December 29, 2010.

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