Tommy Nobis

Sep 20, 1943 – Dec 13, 2017 (Age 74)


Tommy Nobis, "Mr. Falcon," has died at the age of 74.Nobis died Wednesday morning at home with his wife at his side, after an extended illness, the Atlanta Falcons confirmed. Nobis was Atlanta's No. 1 pick in the NFL draft and No. 5 choice in the AFL in December 1965. He played his college ball...

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My dad was Harry Gilmer and coached with the Falcon during Norm Van Brocklin time. Tommy was one of my dad and mom's special people. He always made his way over to our table when the team and their families got together after games My dad passed away in 2016 and I know he will be there at the gates in Heaven to welcome Tommy .

I was only 10 when I met you and the HS football players at Jefferson HS in San Antonio. My dad was a coach and administrator then and he would get me access to the sideline during the games. What an honor it was to see you in action throughout your football career. But that was not the what made you a great man. My dad had the highest regard for you and he always used your actions as an example for me to follow.

My dad passed away this year, I am really missing him today and...

You don't know me, but I worked at the Tommy Nobis Center in the 80's. They are the ones who got me a job first at Windy Hill Hospital (I later transferred to Kennestone Hospital) as a housekeeper. I held that job for 25+ years. I had my picture made with Tommy when he came by the Center for a Christmas party. I praise God for Tommy & the Tommy Nobis Center! I have Cerebral Palsy and I enjoyed working at the Center very much. I am sorry for your loss.

Louise Nobis Gerlach

God bless you Tommy Nobis for all your contributions. Doing Geneology today by chance I discovered you are my great uncle x3. My grandmother Louise Nobis Gerlach from San Antonio, Texas is related to you. My prayers are with your family. Shawn Whitman. San Antonio, Texas

I have followed the Falcons faithfully since 1966 and will always remember the excitement you generated by the way you played the game. Even though we had losing seasons we loved you and your teammates very much. Thank you so much for your contributions to Falcons football, you won't be forgotten

Tommy was the kind of player that one doesn't see often because his skill level was so extraordinary ! He will certainly be missed and remembered by many fans. A word of comfort for his grieving family and relatives : " Your dead will live. My corpses will rise up. Awake and shout joyfully you residents in the dust !... And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life. " Isaiah 36:19. Submitted with love.

All i can say you were one of the best. You should be in the Hall Of Fame. Rest in peace you're in the hall of fame.

So sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with family and loved ones.

To the Nobis family. It is odd I saw him on old You Tube football films and I reminded myself how he wasn't glorified like Butkus but maybe as good if not better. Never knew he had departed. He is at peace now. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Take pride he was such a noble man.