Tom Nowatzke

Thomas Matthew Nowatzke
Born: September 30, 1942
La Porte, IN USA
Position: FB-LB
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 230
College: Indiana
High School: Elston (Michigan City, IN)
Career: 1965-1972
Drafted: 1965 in Round 1, #4 overall (AFL) by the New York Jets
Drafted: 1965 in Round 1, #11 overall by the Detroit Lions

Tom Nowatzke played from 1965 to 1972 during his career with the Detroit Lions and Baltimore Colts. Nowatzke ran for 1,249 yards in his career on 361 attempts, scoring 13 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 100 passes for 605 yards and 4 receiving touchdowns..

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Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1965NFL Detroit Lions27732.714 1
1966NFL Detroit Lions1515123.421 6
1967NFL Detroit Lions702884.115 4
1968NFL Detroit Lions361163.211 1
1970NFL Baltimore Colts732483.414 1
1971NFL Baltimore Colts111.00
1972NFL Baltimore Colts3113.70
Totals36112493.521 13


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1965NFL Detroit Lions5459.022 1
1966NFL Detroit Lions543165.925 1
1967NFL Detroit Lions211456.925 2
1968NFL Detroit Lions461.50
1970NFL Baltimore Colts16935.817 0
Totals1006056.025 4

Kick Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1965NFL Detroit Lions2126.012 0
1968NFL Detroit Lions33411.315 0
1969NFL Detroit Lions11414.014 0
1970NFL Baltimore Colts79313.321 0
1971NFL Baltimore Colts111.00
Totals1415411.021 0


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1971NFL Baltimore Colts12929.029 0
Totals12929.029 0

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Year Team Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
1965NFL Detroit Lions11000012
1966NFL Detroit Lions6100042
1967NFL Detroit Lions4200036
1968NFL Detroit Lions1000006
1970NFL Baltimore Colts1000006

Playing Career:

Year League Team GP GS
1965NFLDetroit Lions140
1966NFLDetroit Lions140
1967NFLDetroit Lions140
1968NFLDetroit Lions140
1969NFLDetroit Lions90
1970NFLBaltimore Colts110
1971NFLBaltimore Colts140
1972NFLBaltimore Colts60